Issue #4 Call for Submissions Redux

Posted: September 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: General | Comments Off on Issue #4 Call for Submissions Redux

Listen up, comrades! Our plans for issue #4 back in the Spring didn’t materialize (can you guess why)? Luckily, Bug Report! is back in production, and it’s going to be tremendous! But first, we need your contributions.

What’s that you say? “But I’m so tired and anxious all the time and can’t possibly write something worthy of the Bug Report!” Look, we’re all tired and anxious. I suggest telling your perfectionism and imposter syndrome to go to hell. Then call in sick one day in the next month or two and create something. It will be therapeutic for you. (And, if necessary, we’ll correct the typos.)

Theme: 2020 (Interpret that as you will)

Here are a few ideas for the types of things you could contribute:

  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Comics
  • Short essays & investigative journalism (< 1000 words)
  • Interviews (or offer to be interviewed, and a Bug Report! representative will interview you and write it up)
  • Short fiction
  • Advice
  • Word search
  • Crossword puzzle
  • Mad Libs
  • Coloring pages
  • Jokes
  • Recipes
  • Coupons
  • Personals
  • Polls
  • Quizzes
  • Circuit diagrams
  • Flow charts

Some ideas for topics:

  • Tech nostalgia
  • Dystopia survival tips: How are you staying healthy, both physically and mentally in these troubled times?
  • Perspectives on the state of America from non-Americans
  • The life and times of an in-demand COBOL programmer in 2020
  • BLM: What have you done to support the BLM movement? How is your org failing or succeeding in supporting the BLM movement?
  • Do you live in an apodment? What’s that like?
  • Vents: Tell us your tales of harassment, terrible interviews, etc.
  • Confessions: Did you harass someone? Hack someone? Sabotage a project? Or dream of doing it?
  • Love stories: Did you fall in love at your tech workplace? Or out of love? Or maybe you just overanalyzed a fleeting moment of virtual eye contact during a Zoom call?
  • Success stories: Did you get a toxic manager fired or disciplined? Radicalize a coworker? Or maybe you just got the company to start stocking your favorite type of fizzy water in the drink cooler?
  • Speculative design fiction
  • Anything you can think of that is (even loosely) related to tech and helps people feel less alone in this Capitalist hellscape

Deadline: November 3rd, 2020

Submissions should be sent to:

*Submissions may be anonymous, but please choose a pseudonym or we will make one up for you and it probably won’t be very good.