RAVEN CHRONICLES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & THEME
Vol. 20, Summer 2014 Issue:
Personal Sound Tracks; Soundscapes;
The Sound Track of Your Life
WILL BE PUBLISHED IN
Everyone’s life has it’s own “soundtrack” — certain sounds or songs that whenever they’re heard reawaken a memory. Music plays this role for many. But it could be the sound of a waterfall, or traffic noises, or nightly arguments on the other side of the wall; the wailing of sirens, the music of bird song. Sometimes the sounds awaken memories that are tender, that we treasure; other times we’re reminded of losses, or traumas, or how ridiculous we once were. Whatever the memory, there’s a story connected to it, or perhaps a poem, or a painting.... That song that gets stuck in your head! Write about how a piece of music, or another type of sound or lack of sound, came to be part of your personal narrative/story. The sounds of silence; silent spring; musicians and composers; lip syncing. Do lives, like movies, have soundtracks? Is there something besides the music of an era that binds us together with a particular group of people? Couples have “our song.” Extended families or groups of people are often bound together by music.
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a multicultural sensibility. We publish fiction, talk art/spoken word, poetry, essays, reflective articles, reviews, interviews and
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