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Let’s talk about sex.

This winter, Anthropology News will be turning up the heat for an issue about sex. Whether you have a myth-busting tale about testosterone, a reflection on queer virtual intimacies, a linguistic take on language and sexuality, or a behind-the-scenes story about an adult entertainment expo, we want to hear it. What counts as sex? What can anthropology tell us about sex and its relation to the politics, economics, religion, violence, and kinship of human being?

Black sexualities? You bet. Reproductive rights? Certainly. Sex work? Absolutely. Expanding binary sex estimation in forensic work? Tell us more. From erotic desires to scientific and medical beliefs about sex, we invite you to get it on for our SEX issue.

We seek pitches about sex from a range of international perspectives, in the form of feature essays, photo essays, graphic ethnography comics or illustrations, and short sound or film pieces. Creative approaches to the essay form are welcome.

Please send a 300-word pitch that outlines the story or argument of your piece, and a 50-word author bio to [email protected] by October 10. For a photo essay pitch, please include one or two images. For graphic ethnography, include examples of your comic-strip or illustration work. For a sound or film piece, include a short clip.

First drafts will be due by November 18 and will go through a developmental edit with the AN editor. Full feature essays are ~2,000 words. Photo essays comprise six–eight high resolution images and a 750-word introductory essay. Graphic ethnography pieces span up to six print pages. Sound and film pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes in length. Final pieces will publish in the January/February 2022 print magazine and on the AN website.

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