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The next issue of Ephemera will explore two topics: Work and Play, topics that are separate but also very much intertwined.

Work is defined as the performance of tasks or duties to produce a desired result. On the other hand, play, is often seen as the opposite—voluntary activities done for recreational pleasure and enjoyment. However, with the constant on-the-go nature of Western society (and the Internet), it has become increasingly difficult to not only find a balance between work and play in one’s life, but moreover, to define the line that separates the two.


We are looking for pitches that look at the topics of work, play, or both. Some ideas*:

Monetization of hobbies/leisure
Play for children, and how this shapes us
Technology in relation to work / play / both
Telecommuting vs. separation of work and home
The American Dream
Beauty as achievement
Domestic work as a role “for” women
The future of work
The Leisure Industry
Reclaiming leisure
How leisure shapes identity
Mindfulness (as an industry, as it relates to our increased demand for productivity, etc.)
The commodification of wellness
The work of luxuriating (influencer work, the work of always looking at leisure)

* your own original ideas relating to these topics are very welcome.


We are looking for work that offers unique and multi-faceted perspectives in the form of:

Creative Writing
Short Fiction
Ephemera aims to publish a curated collection of incisive, thought-provoking, and clever work by talented creatives. We love pieces that are well-researched and offer something for our readers to learn. It also helps if you’ve read at least one previous issue!

Please send a pitch with your idea prior to completion of work (i.e. any drafts of writing, photography, artwork) so we can ensure it fits the theme and is within the scope of the magazine.

Deadline for pitches is November 22, 2019 at midnight.

Email with your pitch, or for more information.



Ephemera is a published work exploring topics typically seen as ephemeral. “Ephemera” refers to things that are used or enjoyed for a short time, or items that are expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.

This project is a testament to the fact that people often find meaning in what might typically be categorized as temporary or disposable. It  is an exploration of unexpected permanence (perceived or otherwise) in a world of rapid change.


Ephemera is a collection of work published biannually under Kastor & Pollux, curated, designed, and edited by Maegan Fidelino with editorial assistance from Stefan Chua. The magazine aims to explore multiple perspectives from a variety of thinkers and image makers, taking form in a softcover print publication.  It is distributed via Kastor & Pollux channels as well as independent retailers.

Kastor & Pollux is a brand designed to connect with a new media audience. Combining the services of a creative agency with an engaged audience, we elevate content through multi-channel distribution.

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