SUSAN HAMILTON’S TECHNOLOGY CONCERN is a newsletter and it craves writing. Newsletters are wonderful because they’re these ephemeral things you receive once a month in your inbox and you read them or ignore them but they’re there and they reach just the people who want them to be reached by them, and now we’re going to make one. But we need writing and writers, so here’s a list of seed ideas. I imagine that you’ll want to write something that’s not on this list and that’s also completely acceptable.
A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR OF A DIFFERENT NEWSLETTER
Magazines always have letters from the editors of the magazine you’re currently reading. That’s boring. We should have possibly fictional letters from possibly fictional editors of other places.
What do you want? You must want something.
Our crime beat should cover crimes you’d like to commit or crimes you need help planning. Other concerns are anti-crime; ours is pro-crime.
If you’ve ever seen a website’s post-mortem blog (http://trellostatus.tumblr.com) you know that they explain what went wrong or right with some esoteric technology snafu. We want that, but for things IRL (in real life). Went Black Friday shopping? Made your own yogurt? Let us know.
Sexy obituaries. I think this doesn’t require further explanation.
WHAT WILL LIFE BE LIKE WITH SELF-DRIVING ELECTRIC CARS
Will it better or worse? Even a sentence like “It will be better.” would be sufficient. Any length writing will do.
THE LAST SCREENSHOT YOU TOOK
This would obviously be an image attachment of the last screenshot you took.
In the old days, you didn’t get stories all at once. You couldn’t binge-read a new Dickens novel. You got a tiny sliver of it at a time, and you waited for every new installment, and there were cliffhangers and twists and sometimes stories got cancelled just like TV shows and you never got to read the end of them because it was the 1800s and you couldn’t just post it to the internet, what are you thinking. Chew on that. You could submit a serial recipe, a serial joke, a serial how-to article. Whatever it takes.
Of any size, symmetry, or difficulty. A 4x4 mini? A themeless 13x13 that Rex Parker hates? A crossword where the circled letters spell out Rex Parker’s secret desire? All allowed.
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