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“The Mainline makes important and relevant issues accessible and relatable to readers. It’s mission to uplift young progressive Southern voices comes at a crucial moment where trust in traditional outlets is waning. The Mainline injects new thinking around the divisive politics impacting our lives, while marrying the work of local artists and writers in one refreshing publication. The Mainline is the outlet we deserve.”

The Mainline is an independent women-led magazine based in Atlanta, Ga., and is recognized as the city’s only antiracist and antifascist labor press. It seeks to embody the tenets held by abolitionist papers throughout history by intentionally engaging audiences through education and messages that continuously disrupt the status quo and corporatized media. Our coverage is inspired both by guidance from abolitionist, author, and organizer Mariame Kaba and the vision of media reparations as presented by Media 2070.

The Mainline does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender and/or sexuality expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital status, or military status, in any of its activities and operations. Further, we will not publish or support any oppressive, violent, or hate-fueled causes, organizations, or content that are not aligned with supporting basic, equal human rights and social justice for all. 

Submission Guidelines

Read everything you need to know about submitting to The Mainline here.

Contact Info

Aja Arnold / Founding editor & publisher
aja@mainlinezine.com

Music submissions & press releases
music@mainlinezine.com

Everything else
mainlinezine@gmail.com

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