Please consider contributing to Name Tags, an ongoing Land Line column devoted to issues and experiences related to names, naming, and identity. The column is flexible in content and form, and the topic is intentionally broad. I’m interested in seeing how different writers and artists will stretch the space of the column for their own purposes. IDEAS: --personal essays and comics on given and/or chosen names, aliases and pseudonyms, especially those using nonlinear or fragmented form --an essay or comic on the politics of nicknaming --an exploration of government guidelines for naming --a Name Generator diagram --a series of love letters to the fictive identities of the Yes Men or Fernando Pessoa --portrait of an identity thief --a meditation on names as markers of class, race, or gender status --death of the author, or whatever --do you have an existing project that in some way foregrounds names or issues related to names? Consider submitting an excerpt. Personal narratives, poems, essays, comics, art, mixed-genre pieces, performance scripts, etc., all most welcome. Length is negotiable. For Issue 4, deadline for pitches is August 30th; deadline for full drafts is September 8th ; but I’ll be seeking pitches continuously, so please let me know if you’ve got ideas for future installments. Send ideas and contributions to column editor Megan Milks (email@example.com) with “Name Tags” in the subject line. Please forward to anyone else who might be interested.