The Body Issue
From the Editors
Admit it. We look fantastic.
I mean, just look at us! We're still big and we're still ugly, but my God. We can hardly stop looking at ourselves.
And it's fitting, isn't it, that we have gotten this gorgeous makeover just in time for "The Body" issue. They say that true beauty comes from what's inside, and we've got the total package here... beauty inside and out.
Inside you'll read stories about scratchy bodies, aging bodies, re-imagined bodies, yellow bodies, and live-doll bodies. You'll read about the intestinal lengths of the Japanese and the disembodiment that comes with grief...You'll listen to songs about dating vampires and unapologetic sensuality, and watch a movie about the weightlessness of the body as it tumbles from the sky.
Our submissions – the most we've ever received – came from all over the globe: from Cameroon, Bulgaria, Korea, and that little country between France and Spain, to all across the United States, from San Francisco to New York, with pit stops in Alaska and Hawaii and all those other states, too. It's a great issue, and we couldn't be happier with it.
Please read it, enjoy it, and let us know what you think. And visit the submissions page to find out about deadlines and guidelines for Issue #7– “Fight or Flight." We eagerly await your work.
Table of Contents
Issue 7: Fight Or Flight
Get ready for some great writing about fights and flights, and that unnerving gray area in between.
Issue 5: The Contest Issue
This issue was a "first time" for us in many ways. It was our first contest - each category of The Contest Issue had a different judge and the winner took home a prize, and the theme was a free-for-all.
Issue 4: Hidden Agendas
Apparently our readers have lots to hide, because we got hundreds of great submissions for The Hidden Agendas Issue. We're very excited about what we have for you inside.
Issue 3: Maps
Losing yourself in the world, and trying to find your way back.
Issue 2: Broken Things
Picking up the pieces, shaking what doesn't work anymore to see if it's really kaput.
Issue 1: The First Time
The premiere Big Ugly Review looks at launches, debuts, rocky and triumphant starts.