Our self-concepts of age are ever-changing, and as we grow older, time feels as if it goes by faster. Ultimately, one’s idea of a certain age is temporary, and thus, ephemeral. This issue looks at the evolving ideas of aging, youth, and growth.
Ideas on the theme of age in relation to ephemerality:
• Glorification of youth/teenagehood
• Haziness of childhood memory
• Life milestones
• Aging gracefully
• Media-fueled impressions of beauty
• “Emotional age”
• Growth and rituals
• Aging in different cultural contexts
• Age and power, or lack thereof
• Internet memory
• Unique approaches to nostalgia
What to Pitch? We are looking for work that offers unique and multi-faceted perspectives. This work can be in the form of:
• Creative writing
• Short Fiction
Ephemera aims to publish a curated collection of incisive, thought-provoking,and clever work by talented new and emerging writers, image makers, and creatives. We love pieces that are unique, well-researched, and offer something new for our readers to learn and explore . It also helps if you’ve read at least one previous issue to ensure you have a good grasp of the publication. Leah Lalich’s recent profile of Ephemera’s editor and creative director is a good place to start, too.
Please send a pitch with your idea prior to completion of work (i.e. any drafts of writing, photography, artwork) so we can ensure it fits the theme and is within the scope of the magazine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight February 4 EST with your pitch, or for more information.