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We are always looking for sharp pitches on topics unrelated to our magazine issue. If you have an essay, pitch, or the simply germ of an idea for an essay or review, please write to convince us we should run it. If you don’t hear back from us within two weeks, please understand we are overwhelmed with the volume of submissions we get, and that we wish you luck placing it elsewhere.



We invite you to submit pitches for inclusion in our July issue, BUGS.

We hope these keywords will inspire you:

zika, should I tape my webcam over?, history of software failure, are all the bees dead yet, pet peeves, commensalism of roaches, Apple “versus” the Feds, parasitism, eating insects, drones we can believe in, web crawlers and freedom of speech, theory of the gross boy, who else loved insects besides Nabokov?, giant spiders we’ve known and loved, glitches in high frequency trading, bio-mimicry, debugging your life, cybercrime, entomophagy, sabotage, fecal transplants

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 June 15.

For inclusion in this issue, please send pitches to with the subject line “Bugs” by June 3rd. We will respond to accepted pitches after that

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.

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