We’re looking for new contributors at Big Other, especially writers who write about things other than writers, writing, books, etc. Do you have compelling things to say about music, film, dance, painting, sculpture, installations, new media, technology, politics, education, sexuality, or whatever else? The posts can be as formal or as informal (within reason), and as frequent as you’d like (although I’d be happy with 3-4 posts a month). To be more specific, I’d like to see things like interviews, essays, reviews, think pieces, and the like up here; and I’d also like to see provocative questions, inspiring quotes, etc. that generate dialogue. They can be as short as a sentence, image, or video without any commentary or elaboration, or as long as whatever. Let me emphasize that I’m looking for writers who write about anything but writers, writing, and books. Then again, if you want to make a case that you can address some of our literary blind spots, then feel free to pitch your ideas.
Please let me know what you think and any other ideas you may have. You can reach me at johnmadera at gmail dot com.
John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.