reading until 5/25 for next issue!

We've wrapped up issue 3 and we are quickly moving on to reading for issue 4, which will publish in July this year. So if you have a story to share, please send it our way. Submit by 5/25 to be considered for the July issue. We particularly need stories about food, music and film. Food: Much of life revolves around food and we are looking for stories, and even recipes, on how food, cooking, eating and drinking affect life. The dinner table means different things to each of us -- it can be a comfortable place that facilitates intimate common, but to someone else it might be an awkward place of forced conversation. These food interactions shape us more than we know.

Music: Is there a specific song, group or artist that has had a significant impact on your life? Have you had a meaningful live-music experience? Are you a musician who also writes about how music affects the human experience? Music sets the tone for a gathering; it changes a mood from depressed to uplifted. Send us your story about interacting with music, or how music interacts with us.

Film: Film is perhaps one of the most powerful storytelling mediums. Is there a specific film that has changed you in some way -- caused you to think differently or see the world from a new perspective? Are you consistently moved by the work of one particular actor or director? Send us your story about an experience with film that has affected the person who you are.

Get more specifics under submit, where you can read our guidelines.