Happy New Year! It’s 2011. Next year it will be 2012, and while we here at Miranda firmly believe that the Mayans stopped their calendar on December 21, 2012 because they just kind of got lazy, we have decided to quell any lingering doubts by reminding ourselves of the last apocalypse that never was, Y2K. That is why we are proud to announce Miranda Literary Magazine Presents: Y2K. Give us your best fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry about the cataclysm or lack thereof due to the Y2K computer glitch.
This is an opportunity for all of you who were disappointed because there was no nuclear holocaust or because we weren’t enslaved by machines (except the iPhone) to tell us what could have happened. Similarly, you can help us sleep at night and talk about what a big letdown it was. Be creative. I mean really, do we have to write it for you? We’re all busy doing other stuff, like editing this anthology and paying tribute to our iPhone overlords.
Oh, yeah, and there’s a $100 prize for the best piece (“best” being determined completely subjectively by us and a panel of judges/people we can con into doing it for free). Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line title: Y2K – The Big Nothing Anthology. Submissions will remain open until sufficient material is collected.