Men under 25 and over 50 are invited to share their stories.
Men Under 25
When Earl Hipp asked men all over the US when they became men, the most common answer he received was, “I’m not sure I’m a man, yet.” What are your plans for the future, and do they include becoming a man? Do you already embrace the adult identity of manhood, or feel more comfortable ID’ing as a guy, a dude, or a bro? Does it mean something completely different to be a man in 2012 than it did in 1982?
Men Over 50
Seriously: Does it mean something completely different to be a man in 2012 than it did in 1982? Every generation has famously said that the young generation coming up behind it is doomed: too callow, too narcissistic, not respectful enough of their elders. And yet here we are, so many doomed generations later. Are we still doing it well enough, or did we ever? What is the future of manhood? What are you doing to reproduce the kind of adult masculinity you want to see in the world?
Submissions invited until noon on Sunday, March 4 for either of these themes: Men Under 25 or Men Over 50. Email your work to Justin Cascio at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. New writers strongly encouraged.