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Hello TNI Contributors and Friends, Lovers and Haters:

Our next issue is FRENEMIES!

Here are some keywords to inspire you:

clout, infamy, strange bedfellows, roommates, coworkers, nemeses, mean girls, high school, Euphoria, BFF’s, relationships of convenience, spouses, friends with benefits, allies, diplomacy, diplomats, career politicians, representatives, socialist/socialite, influencers, “the role of the intellectual,” anarchists and communists, friendship, exes, polycules, obligation, Stockholm syndrome, the U.S. and all of its allies, sister cities, Bloodchild, solidarity, my enemy’s enemy is my friend, collectives, the UN, South-South, pan-Africanism, the Bandung conference, carbon trading, citizen scientist, the state, doctors, mentors, parents, siblings, ambivalence, “hurts so bad but feels so good,” domination and submission, grudges, rap feuds, envy, kundle, class warfare, customer service, service work, management, Parasite, recycling, Brita filters, Greta Thunberg, ugly feelings, therapists, Los Angeles, your dealer, betrayal, co-hosts, co-stars, universal basic income, welfare, government assistance, social workers, seltzer, queer theory, mentors, seasons, public transportation, newsletters, hate following, the DSA, Callen Lorde and APICHA, science-fiction and fantasy.

We’re seeking essays based on these themes or otherwise associated with “FRENEMIES” 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 “FRENEMIES” by the end of the day on November 22. We will respond to accepted pitches after that date. If you don’t hear from us by November 29, 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