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Hello TNI Contributors and Friends,

Our next issue is Lies!

Here are some keywords to inspire you:

Metaphors, statistics, electoral politics, “Land of the free, home of the brave”, American exceptionalism, freedom, money, cease fire, NAFTA, free trade, the free market, debt, college degrees, Carrie Lam, “Bush lied, people died,” 9/11 truthers, fake news, Deep Fakes, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” family dinners, chosen family, heterosexuality, romance, dating profiles, catfishing, cheating, infidelity, extramarital affairs, marriage, fake tops, fake bottoms, sex scenes, codependency, independence, contracts, craigslist, twitter anecdotes, the MTA, TSA agents, declaration forms, lying to your therapist, “I’m Chuck Bass,” Tuca and Bertie Season 2, truth or dare, geminis, impersonators, identity theft, scamming, emotional sobriety, “sorry just saw this!”, “no worries!”, “Best,” “Sincerely,” “Hope this finds you well,” forgery, Cassandra, prophecies, astrology, gossip, rumors, clothes sizing, mirrors, fake pockets, femininity, makeup YouTuber drama, gender crushes, magicians, cults, childhood, fathers, St Augustine, false confessions, crime procedurals, entrapment, perjury, the right to lie, the right to free speech, All Lives Matter, white lies, fibs, denial, pathological lying, the DSM, “going upstate,” Fire Island, Biosphere 2, non-fiction, jobs, job resumes, interviews, being nice to coworkers, right-to-work law, customer service, “serve with a smile,” meditation, nice guys, hidden fees, the NSA, complimentary wi-fi, software updates, deactivating your Twitter account

We’re seeking essays based on these themes or otherwise associated with “Lies” that would run around 1,500 to 3,000 words. Please forward this call to anyone you think would be interested.

Please send pitches to with the subject line “Lies” by the end of the day on September 2. We will respond to accepted pitches after that date. If you don’t hear from us by September 13, 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