Announcing the 2010 Theme Issue: Workingby Fringe Magazine • 10.12.2009
Fringe Magazine seeks submissions for its fourth anniversary theme issue, “Working.”
To paraphrase a children’s classic, everybody works. Work crosses barriers between race, class, and gender, and sometimes (but not always) describes a person’s place in the broader social order. Now, with the economy just beginning to recover from its catastrophic collapse, working has assumed a great-than-usual prominence in national and international conversation, and not just because it helps people survive fiscally. People often define themselves through their jobs and, through useful labor, find value in themselves.
We’re looking for writing about how and why working—or not working—defines who we are, whether working brings dignity or humility to its doers, how it stratifies and sometimes defies our ideas about social class and who is or is not worthy of attention. We’re particularly (although not exclusively) interested in writing from a blue-collar perspective.
Submissions close January 1, 2010. Please send us your best work—see our guidelines on how to do so— and add “Working” to your subject line.
Fringe Magazine was founded in 2005 by an all-women group of editors dedicated to political and experimental literature. The quarterly online journal has published work by 120 writers and artists since its first issue in February 2006. Each month, the magazine receives 15,000+ unique users.
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