About the theme
2020’s theme is the shining symbol of health, and the moniker of a famous daughter. Long rumored as the forbidden fruit that transferred the knowledge of good and evil, this mischievous object bonked Newton on the head and defined the laws of gravity. Loosely Latin for domestic evil, this is the poisonous vessel of Snow White’s deep sleep, and the rotten core of a schoolyard bully—but also the sole object on earth holding the doctor at bay day after day. Along with Steve Jobs and his turtlenecks, our theme is the logo of California’s progressive tech mammoth, and the same golden objects Hera gave Zeus as a wedding gift, where they reside in a garden at the northern-most edge of the world. You are the apple of my eye, my favorite kind of pie… Write something 1500 words or less about one of humanity’s most timeless symbols; all we ask is that a slice of 2020’s theme “Apple” curls up from the pages like a certain-scented fall candle, or buffs through like a newly harvested bushel of good ol’ Granny Smiths.
Submissions due Monday, February 3, 2020 at midnight through SUBMITTABLE