Interested in prying some sense from our strange present? Send us what you’ve got! The best way to get a feel for what we’re into is by reading previous issues of the magazine (we know, we know), but: we’re looking for fiction (short stories, coherent novel excerpts, anything that might be deemed “flash”), poetry (just no goddamn footnotes, please), criticism of the feather-ruffling sort, reporting that tells the truth but tells it slant, and personal essays that have sentiment but aren’t sentimental.
If what you’ve got doesn’t fit neatly into any of these genre distinctions, we’d probably love it too. We’re not interested in tepid punditry, stale takes on things you’ve already read stale takes on, stories that feature sex with aliens (unless it’s really steamy), writing that strongly suggests that the author owns a large boat (again, unless it’s a really large boat), or anything your grandparents might circulate to their rotary club.