Where the %#&@ is TK?!
I am horribly embarrassed and bummed that the second issue of TK didn’t get out on schedule. The honest truth: I love this zine dearly, but the process of starting a new job and moving to a new city kicked my ass. Between mastering the 9-5, setting up our first apartments and learning the intricate maze of big-city mass transit, Kuan and I had way less time for editing and production than we...
One more hour!
It is approximately 6:39 EST, which means you have a little more than an hour to get your submissions to email@example.com. A couple reminders: You do not have to know us/live in our region/be alumnae of our school to submit. There are no word minimums or maximums — if you only have 100 words, we will take your 100 words. And you can write/design/photograph absolutely anything, as long...
The day clicks hit the web.
TK is recruiting for Issue 2. If you have a friend or Tumblove who writes great essays, show them some love by passing their name to TK. We’ll be in touch! So — who are yr favorites?
I cannot deny a person, a human being, a taxpayer, a worker, the people of my...– Senator Mark J. Grisanti on legalizing same-sex marriage, quoted in this article from the New York Times.
Perhaps it once seemed that stars could ascend meritocratically. Wasn’t...– Hua Hsu, on access and the entertainment industry (The Atlantic)
The danger for the young is never developing the mental facility for...– Nicholas Carr (in The Atlantic)
Kanye West Has a Goblet →
Y’all remember this hilarious thing, right? “An all-access, totally non-exclusive interview with the would-be king of hip-hop.” We’ve been thinking quite a bit about variations on the phrase “all-access.”
Anonymous asked: I see that you've extended your deadlines for submissions, does that mean I can submit an essay? Do we need to send you a pitch too? (via email)
United Nations report: Internet access is a human... →
Deadline extended to July 14
Caitlin and Kuan here with a bit of exciting news. As you may know already, we’re hard at work on the second issue of our little zine. Originally, we planned to close submissions today. However, because we and many others were at the beach last week, we’ve decided to extend the deadline one week, until July 14 at 8 p.m. (And not a minute later!) Holler at us if you have any...
A man has no ears for that to which experience has given him no access.– Friedrich Nietzsche
Issue 2 submission guidelines
Speaking of access, we ended up staying far from the Internet this week. But now that we’re back in Wifi zone, it’s time to gear up for tomorrow’s Issue 2 submission deadline. If you’ve contributed to TK before, you already know the rules. If you don’t, never fear! We’ve reposted them below. Everybody please refresh yourselves, as a couple things have...
Jose Antonio Vargas, "My Life as an Undocumented...
All this week, we’ll be sharing stories and art on the theme of “access” to help you brainstorm your work. We’re on vacation, so posts might be spotty — but please take this as a sign of our love for you. Even at the beach, we’re TK-ing! First up, we recommend Jose Antonio Vargas’ bombshell essay about being an undocumented immigrant. Definitely a lot of...
And the theme of TK Issue 2 is...
ACCESS! Thank you to everyone who submitted theme ideas and voted on the contenders. It was a close call, but “Access” came out on top — and we love this description from submitter David Miller: “It means a lot of different things. Entrance to a physical place, obtaining information, gaining rights. I guess in relation to the previous issue’s theme, which centered...
Vote for the theme of Issue 2
Issue 2 is, in the words of Kuan Luo, “very democratic.” A few days ago, you submitted theme ideas for the magazine — now we’re putting all your ideas, good and bad, before the masses. Vote for your favorites in the form below or on Google Docs, if that works better. We’ll announce the theme of Issue 2 on June 30! Loading…
Submit your theme idea for TK Issue 2
Use this form to submit ideas for TK Issue 2. If the embed isn’t working for you, you might have better luck on Google Docs. Theme submissions closed on June 27 at 8 p.m. EST. You may, however, vote for your favorite theme here until June 29 at midnight.
Announcing TK Issue 2
On the eve of our college graduation, Kuan Luo and I created a 48-hour, crowdsourced zine. We loved the experience. While the lack of sleep and 5 a.m. coffee runs hardly qualified as “fun,” the quality and creativity of the submissions convinced us that this was a project worth continuing. But for the second issue of TK, we decided to take the crowd-sourcing to a new level, opening up...
In between TK and our project-to-come, there are endless possibilities and...
Twenty minutes to go, and we feel pretty good about finishing. We’re rushing to print and bind a few copies by midnight. Once that’s done, we’ll probably start posting a few stories here. We will also decamp to Faegen’s, for what I consider a VERY well-deserved beer.
For recent grads working entry-level jobs, these recipes can save some dough.– File under “terrible puns I come up with on three hours of sleep.”
It’s like sassy with training wheels.– Dan, on a story
While reading copy...
Caitlin: Oh my God, this is so cute.
Dan: The sandwiches story?
Caitlin: I said cute.
Dan: I've seen a cute sandwich before. They were good enough to eat!
Please don’t describe women as whales. This is very strange.– Kuan Luo, correcting Dan’s dek suggestion
I don’t want to do anything that I’ve done before. Orrrr seen...– Kuan Luo, on the phone with Kelina