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TNI’s October issue will be “DICKS”.
We think the best way to approach the Dicks issue is in a queered way; to make it uncomfortable and gross for everyone who has got used to thinking about dicks in a pleasant and unproblematic way. Pitch us! Here are some topic ideas:
gendered body parts, sources of entitlement, phallogocentrism, dildoes historical and/or futuristic, women’s dicks, that penis museum in Iceland, exotic animal genitalia, genital surgery, architecture, male birth control, legalities of intersex people, animal dicks as cuisine, taxidermy, eating dick, fertility rituals, viagra, historical construction of erectile disfunction, dicktators, Nixon, Gregory, diction, dicks on film, obscenity, the female gaze (Jon Hamm, Idris Elba), dickprints, queer gaze, staring at dicks, dick pics, Internet pornography, shrinkage, dick enhancement, email spam, visual rhetoric of dick enhancement ads, condoms (vanity sizing), your dad, Freud, small penis humiliation, exposure, circumcision, dick body modification
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 September 15th.
If you have an idea for an interview or a short feature, we’re looking for that too.
In general, we welcome short- and long-form pieces from anyone who wants to write. We look for well-written, original posts on ideas, books, art, culture, and more. These posts may contain a fully-formed idea or merely the seed of one; they may be full essays or only a paragraph. We do not accept fiction or poetry.
Send your pitch with writing samples or completed posts to:
submissions |at| thenewinquiry.com
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.