We seek nonfiction (personal essay, memoir, academic essay) animated by music, up to ~9,000 words. But truly, we don't care about the man's definition of art! If it grabs us, we won't stop reading because of some stupid stupid's rules. Just so we're on the same page, please submit an accompanying artist's statement explaining how your work engages the world of music. We encourage all submitters to peruse our archives to get a better feel for our scope and aesthetic. We pay $8 per page (12pt Times New Roman/double spaced) with a cap pf $200 plus ten copies of your issue w/ 7" record. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Expect a response time of no longer than three months from submission. No reprints please.