Every one of us has had a rival at one point in our lives: siblings,
classmates, coworkers, even strangers. At a national level, we’ve just
witnessed a bitterly fought U.S. presidential election, but some of
the most iconic rivalries have little to do with politics. Yankees and
Red Sox. Microsoft and Apple. Vampires and werewolves. Leno and

This month, In The Fray wants your stories of rivalries. Tell us about
the spirit of competition and how these experiences led to an
unexpected revelation. Show us the ways that rivalries make people
better — and the ways they make people worse. As usual, we are open
to stories that deal with the topic broadly construed, and in a
variety of approaches: profiles, interviews, reportage, personal
essays, op-eds, travel writing, photo essays, artwork, videos,
multimedia projects, and review essays of books, film, music, and art.

If interested, please email submissions@inthefray.org with a
well-developed, one-paragraph pitch for your proposed piece as soon as
possible — along with three links to your previous work — NO LATER
THAN DECEMBER 15, 2012. All contributors are urged to review our
submissions guidelines at http://inthefray.org/submit.

We are also looking for artists, photographers, and writers who can
take care of specific assignments, including book and film reviews,
interviews, and accompanying photos and artwork. If interested, please
follow the instructions at the bottom of http://inthefray.org/submit
to join our contributors’ mailing list.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Editors of In The Fray Magazine

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