Contraportada is an online magazine (www.contraportada.com.es) dedicated to new journalism, fiction, criticism, and commentary inspired by the great American periodical magazines. The goal of Contraportada is to publish truthful, honest, and independent journalism whose focus is on the international reader, especially the reader looking for something that current media isn’t providing. Contraportada wants to give a voice to writers who love writing but can’t find a place to write, to people interested in a project where the most important thing is the writer and the text, or to anyone who has something to say.
As an internet magazine Contraportada will make the most of the elegance of the written word and the technology of audiovisual communication, and there will be no limit on freedom of expression-as long as it’s not used at for gratuitous insults. Contraportada wants to revive the social function of journalism as a service of and for the citizen and not for economic interests o politics.
With that in mind, Contraportada is starting as a small project. To put it simply, because we haven’t got money we are looking for people who are interested in being a part of our team of independent non-paid collaborators. We need writers in any language, designers, artists, or whatever else you might propose to make the project dynamic.
Contraportada hopes to grow so that in the near future we will be able to recognize the work of our team and collaborators by paying for their involvement.
We know better than anyone that journalism costs money, even writers need to eat, so we hope that interested individuals, organizations and public or private institutions might see the need and public interest in the journalism found at Contraportada and might contribute, as they may, to help us. From the start any investment will be destined first and foremost to pay our collaborators for their work and involvement.
You are invited to be a part of the project, because Contraportada will be what you want it to be.
To become a part of Contraportada send your text, article, commentary, or critique to:
For more information, questions, suggestions, or if you would like to advertise on Contraportada, please send an e-mail to: