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submit: essays


The numerical stat: we accept essays up to 5,000 words.

Our essays begin with the idea of we're all a fiction, that we create ourselves and our place in the world through the stories we tell about who we are collectively and invidually. We take our lead from Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities, that a "nation" is an invention, something that springs to life from the stories that disrupt disparate lives with the novel idea that our discrete communities aren't not so different or isolated after all. That we're tied to each other. For better or worse.

We want essays that offer us a lens through which to consider the things that matter to us most. Entangle us in the shapes and textures that build into a person. Insight grows into and from unexpected places.

No style is out of bounds.


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