We’re looking for reviews of everything that has had its day: defunct magazines, defunct technologies, defunct theories, defunct fads, defunct foods, defunct religions, defunct civilizations, defunct super heroes and villains, defunct political parties, defunct languages, defunct etiquette and customs, defunct bands, defunct media, defunct assumptions, defunct slang and idiom, defunct holidays, defunct animals, defunct products, defunct toys, defunct celebrities, defunct predictions, defunct facts, and occasionally something we wish would become defunct. Imagine a review of the Aztecs. Or a review of the Dodo. Or a review of the Eight Track Player. For more information and to listen to exclusive interviews with the Defunct team, check out the “Talk of Iowa” podcast featuring Defunct.
We seek essays in all of their forms: literary, radio, video, graphic, so on, so on. If you’ve got it, we want it.
Because the Internet is our outlet of choice, we seek strong, highly concise writing and ask that all pieces have a word count of no more than 2,000 words. Please do not send a second submission until you have heard back on the first. Response times vary--we are a small student staff, but if it has been longer than four months, please feel free to nudge us by email.
Submissions are accepted online only at our Submishmash site.