Last Exit is a monthly online magazine of art, politics, culture and travel. Based in Brooklyn with a global community of contributors and readers, it is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what a magazine is by including video, audio clips and photo essays alongside original reportage.
Editors - Paul Menchaca and Keach Hagey
Contributing Editors - John Strausbaugh, Kramer O'Neill, Bryan Joiner and Luke Kummer
Art Critic - Cynthia Daignault
Flavor Columnist - Anne Dailey
Last Exit · 374 South 5th Street #2 · Brooklyn, NY 11211
Each month's issue includes four regular departments. These sections can be short articles between 600 and 1000 words, photo essays, videos or sound pieces.
For the "Art" section, we are looking for reviews of art exhibitions in New York and occasionally beyond; well-observed concert reviews; and dispatches from film festivals. Run-of-the mill album and film reviews rarely move us, but creative essays about why things move you just might. We are always interested in dialogues with the people who make art, music and film.
For "Power," our section on politics and economics, we are looking for essays or articles about and interviews with people who hold some responsibility for the way the world is right now -- and those with ideas about how to change it.
For "Places," we want observant, inspired travel writing from anywhere in the world, including New York City. You don't have to go somewhere you've never been before, just write about where you are in a way that explains what makes it different from anywhere else. We are always interested in the voices of people who inhabit these places, so talking and listening is encouraged.
"Flavor" is devoted to food, culture and fashion. We're looking for visionaries, designers, crusaders and unlikely gems. We will accept articles about restaurants, so long as they are not (just) restaurant reviews.
Each month's issue has a different theme, which we encourage our contributors to approach as broadly as possible. Our past themes have ranged from the serious -- (Violence & Conflict, Fear & Loathing, After the Deluge) -- to the absurd (Boredom, Islands, Animals). In this section, written pieces are traditionally longer, ranging from 1200 to 1800 words, with a 2500-word maximum, while photo essays and video are also encouraged. We encourage the submission of thoroughly-reported pieces in any medium that give the reader/viewer a sense of experiencing something through you.
Issue 20: Escape
Copy deadline: February 17
Publish date: February 22
Issue 21: Trash
Copy deadline: March 17
Publish date: March 24
Issue 22: Magic
Copy deadline: May 12
Publish date: May 19
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