We’re looking for essays that meet the intersection of music and culture, and most significantly those from a personal perspective. We want to know you, the author, as much as we want to know about the music you love, the music that affects you, that shapes your life. All essays should be in the general range of 1200–2800 words.

Below are criteria for our recurring columns, but we are also accepting essays that don't fit under these headings. Feel free to pitch and submit those music-related essays here, too.

Songs/Albums of Our Lives:
Whether it’s focused on a memory, or abstractly connected to an emotion, or woven into an author’s whole life, the “Songs of Our Lives” and “Albums of Our Lives” essays relate the significance a particular song or album has for the author. We rarely publish about a song, album, or artist more than once, so please consider that before submitting.

Sound Takes:
While we want the highly personal, we also love the highly technical. "Sounds Takes” are the collision of both. If you have a knack for telling us why an album deserves a listen, we want to know!
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