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We are currently soliciting pitches for Issue 18 of Logic: PIVOT.

Logic is a magazine about technology and society that publishes three times per year, in print and digital formats. We’re trying to ask the right questions about how technology works, and whom it works for.

We’re seeking reported articles, features, essays, and profiles that match our theme, Pivot. We pay $250 for shorter essays of 1200-1600 words, and $550 for longer features of 2000-4000 words and up.

Call for Pitches: Pivot (Winter 2022)

Remember that one time Zuck said he’d rather host videos, and all those media startups fired their writers? Since then, “pivot” has become a byword for venture-backed BS. Yet, as the free money vanishes, and our economic-ecological-epidemiological-political crises do not, resisting the pivot to fascism will mean keeping faith with the possibility of change. We have always valued the tech industry’s respect for hard problems, and the openness to failure that comes with it. Now, failing better may require redefining what our most pressing problems are. It will require rethinking what tech is and who holds tech expertise.

The only reason to start a print magazine is to create occasions to throw parties. We made this joke when we first announced Logic in October 2016. Like most jokes, it was partly true; it only became more so in the grim months that followed. We feel lucky, and proud, to have published such a rich collection off thoughtful, inventive, incisive pieces since. We feel even luckier to have been able to convene the community and conversations that we had missed in the breathless pitch days and gadget reporting—precisely because we could not have anticipated what you would say or who you all would be.

The pandemic brought an end to some of our most cherished rituals. What we wouldn’t give to sweat through a standing-room-only reading at City Lights and drink too much at Vesuvio after! Yet, over these past years, the Logic family has continued to sustain us. And as we’ve grown, alongside new movements, institutions, and publications examining digital technologies, we’ve tried to remain open and adaptive—to seek the kinds of new and unexpected connections that inspired us to start a magazine in the first place.

This issue will mark a turning point for Logic itself, toward new editors, new voices—and hopefully, someday, new parties. For now, we seek pieces about transitions of all kinds. We would also welcome short reflections on what the first six years of Logic have meant to you, and what you hope new Logic(s) might bring.

Pitch window closes end of day August 10, 2022.

To send us a pitch, please fill out this form with your pitch and contact information: https://airtable.com/shrf9Wiyo38Sn6SRP