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TNI’s June issue will be “Fans” –  their fervor, how they shape experiences, what that experience is, and its current status.

Here are some topic ideas we hope inspire you:

fandoms, fanfic, beliebing, patriotism, nationalism, flags, Nicki’s Barbies, Rih Navy, Beehive, teen girls, frat bros, tumblr, congress, opinion polls, kardashians, vine stars, youtube stars, beatlemania, the tulip craze, crowds, fascist rallies, cults, crazes, fads, identification, affinities, projections, populations, trends, trend prediction, separatist movements, lost causes, posters, “the difference between the teenager conjuring Justin Bieber’s desire by plastering images of him on their bedroom walls, and their parents’ vision of the posters as “what they truly are”, scapegoating, fantasy sports leagues, datafication of fandom, financial bubbles/momentum trading, contagious hysteria, stans,

As always we encourage you to interpret this theme as broadly as you’d like.

We’re seeking essays from 1,500 to 3,000 words, and you would need to be able to turn in a draft no later than May 6th. If you have an idea for an interview or a short feature, we’re looking for that too.

For inclusion in this issue, please send pitches to submissions@thenewinquiry.com with the subject line “Fans PITCH” by 12 pm on Friday April 24th. We will respond to accepted pitches after that date.

If you have an idea for an interview or a short feature, we’re looking for that too. We do not accept fiction or poetry.

Note: If you do not hear back from us in two weeks’ time, it’s safe to assume we have not chosen to run your submission and you are free to pitch it elsewhere.

For complete submission guidelines, read TNI’s Submission Guidelines.