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Hello TNI Contributors and Friends,

Our next issue is Service!

Here are some keywords to inspire you:

Sexual favors, military service, secret service, You Got Served, serving looks, waiting tables, waiting in lines, service industry, service economy, emotional labor, gig economy, housewives, handjobs, gardener and the rose, study abroad, Peace Corps, AA, submission, topping from the bottom, bottoming from the top, 24/7 dom, financial dom, postal service, corporations “providing a service,” corporate housing, Amazon/NYCHA, love languages, public goods and services, church, missionaries/missionary, lip service, computer servers, tennis, slavery, indentureship, duty, debt, paying your debt to society, “you’ve been served,” thank you for your service, public infrastructure, dating apps, sex work, servicing yourself, Service Canada, full-serve gas stations, sharing economy, each one teach one, education, Downton Abbey, 90 Day Fiancé, civil servants, jury duty, “to protect and to serve,” The Simple Life, community service, “thank u, next”

We’re seeking essays based on these themes or otherwise associated with “Service” that would run around 1,500 to 3,000 words. You would need to be able to turn in a first draft by January 18. Please forward this call to anyone you think would be interested.

Please send pitches to with the subject line “Service” by the end of the day on January 4. We will respond to accepted pitches after that date. If you don’t hear from us by January 11, it means we have passed on the pitch.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We are always looking for sharp pitches on topics unrelated to our magazine issue. If you have an essay, pitch, or simply the 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.

For complete submission guidelines, see: TNI-Submissions-Guidelines-2017.pdf