Call for Pitches: Humble Pie
Volume 3 is open for submissions.
“I’ve eaten so much humble pie, it’s amazing I still fit in this dress.”— Lisa Barlow, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, season 3 episode 1.
“Humble pie” is thought to have originated as a term for umble pie, a medieval meat pie packed with leftover organs and served to the masses. But today, the idiom brings to mind pieing politicians and serving Real Housewives their just desserts. We’re still selling and showcasing Wicked Cake, but we can’t help ourselves from dreaming about our next issue: Humble Pie, to be released in spring 2023.
Humble Pie invites broad interpretations of humiliation and hearty servings of contrition. Tell us about a dessert that put you to shame, or what eating crow tastes like. Explore pie-eating contests, the politics of pie in national identity formation, the eternal humor behind pie-in-the-face tropes, or the ultimate Americana of McDonald’s apple pie.
What constitutes a pie, you might ask? Think lemon meringue and chicken pot pie, but also spanakopita, Jamaican beef patties, Moon Pies, and Hot Pockets. (Is pizza a pie? Let’s debate.) We also delight in cheeky subversions of theme, like pi (the mathematical constant) and metaphorical servings of humble pie, as long as the connection is clear. Have fun with it!
Please see this pitch guide for detailed information on rates, what to include in your submission, and the types of content we are interested in. Pitches are due at 9 a.m. EST on January 13, 2023, but we will gladly accept submissions prior to the deadline.
Cake Zine goes west!
We’re celebrating Wicked Cake at L.A.’s favorite pizza and cake restaurant, Quarter Sheets, on December 20. There will be magazines, wicked cakes by Hannah Ziskin and Kassie Mendieta, savory snacks, and wine…plus Tanya and Aliza! Snag one of the very last spots for the dine-in party, or pre-order magazines and cake for pick-up. Get tickets and more details here, and let us know where you think we should eat in L.A.
Save us a slice,
The Cake Zine Team