ISSUE #29 “SOUR 酸”
酸甜苦辣 。。。Embrace every flavor that soaks your tongue
Submissions to Sine Theta Magazine's 29th issue, themed “SOUR 酸,” are officially open! Thanks to our Patreon subscribers, Sine Theta Magazine is a paying publication—all contributors will receive $10 USD per piece.
Tongue stings with raw lemon or perhaps salt-and-vinegar chips, leaving an acid taste behind. “SOUR 酸” calls for a chronicle of sourness and its multiplicities—a look into radishes soaked with vinegar, into candy that fizzles before turning sweet, into relationships that spark and burn and grow into resentment. Dig into flavor and feeling, bring us work that tingles the senses and burns holes in its wake.
Submissions are due SATURDAY, 14 OCTOBER, at 11:59 PM PST to email@example.com for full consideration of your work(s). Visit our submissions guidelines for more details. Feel free to DM or email us with any questions you may have; we welcome pitches sent ahead of the deadline!
Should contributors wish to consider the following prompts, we would love submissions that touch on the following ideas:
the sense of taste - acidic and sour tastes - bitterness and the bittersweet / the history of sour tastes - do we ‘need’ sourness? / citrus fruits / sour candy - warheads - gummy worms - haribo - lollipops - childhood delights - theme parks - carnival cuisine - nostalgia - bowl of hard candy on the receptionist’s counter / warm tones - yellow - orange - red - pink / sourdough bread - yeast breads - bread-making and baking around the world / sweet and sour - salt and vinegar / haute cuisine - the bear (2022) - a sophisticated palate - decolonizing diet - kitchen confidential (2000) - service industry / mixology - bartending - lemon lime bitters - angostura bitters - whiskey sour - gin fizz - how to mix drinks (1862) / rice wine vinegar - apple cider vinegar - pickling - kombucha girl meme - fermentation process - chinkiang or zhejiang black vinegar - zhejiang province / white vinegar and baking soda - bleach - cleaning products - cleanliness - asceticism / sharpness / sour grapes - sour feelings - sarcasm - irony - anger - pedantic - resentment - jealousy - 吃醋 / ugly feelings (2005) by sianne ngai / queer negativity and anti-assimilationism / sour (2021) by olivia rodrigo - overflowing and excessive feelings - embarrassing feelings - teen rage - how it feels (2015) by jenny zhang / acid rain - environmental pollution and water pollution - environmental activism - climate justice - grief / erosion - rock formation - geology - paleontology / toxic waste - nuclear contamination - e-waste / rot and decomposition - rebirth / rubbing salt on the wound