Hello TNI Contributors and Friends:
Our next issue is POSTAL!
Here are some keywords to inspire you:
“Going postal,” workplace rage, workplace meditation, voter registration, absentee ballots, valentines, love letters, last wills and testaments, I Love Dick, online stalking, secret admirer, unanswered letters, returned to sender, writing letters to yourself, histories of email, global shipping, merch, food delivery, USPS, mail fraud, spam, junk mail, bills, witch’s broom, privatization, subscriptions, American Postal Workers Union, Hello Fresh, Amazon, online services, government cheese, anthrax, mail bombs, con artists, stamp collections, seals, tax season, lost checks, relief packages, drones over correctional facilities, prison letters, prison letter writing events, posthumous correspondences of famous people, love letters between writers, the epistolary, mail art, fluxus, postcards, post-internet, shit posting, “did you see X’s post?”, message boards, reddit, DMs, post-tumblr tumblr friendships, “Is the post in postmodernism the post in postcolonialism”, poststructuralists’ obsession with letters, package delivery porn, remittances, whatsapp, Long Distance Relationships, “News From Home,” care packages, pen pals, the guilt of never writing back, invisible ink, perfume in letters, secrets, confessions, things that can only be said in a letter, Dear X Columns, hidden letters, mail-in personals, mail order bride, the Soviet postal service, public goods, lost in the mail, the family group chat, “Could anyone find me a PDF of X,” the rise of micro-platforms, emailed newsletters, “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service, medical billing, communiques.
We’re seeking essays based on these themes or otherwise associated with “POSTAL” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “POSTAL” by the end of the day on March 2. We will respond to accepted pitches after that date. If you don’t hear from us by March 17, 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 email@example.com 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