The Rock ‘n’ Roll Issue: Seeking Submissions

Music and memories: two words closely related. In July 2012, our online magazine will turn into a mix tape of sorts, belting out originals from an array of wordsmiths. Hippocampus Magazine invites you to share your music-inspired story in our first rock ‘n’ roll issue.

rock-n-roll issue graphic guitar with stars and swirls coming out

There’s a reason so many timeless hits are those story-songs that deal with our youth: John Mellencamp’s “Jack and Diane” and “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams are two that come to mind. No matter what year you were born, the tales in these songs likely take you back to your own coming-of-age adventures.

Maybe you fell in love in a VW van while following the Dead. Perhaps you and your buddies were going to be the next Nirvana but your late 90s band never made it out of your stepfather’s garage. Or maybe you spent the summer between 8th and 9th grade cleaning the floor of the general admission section of a local concert amphitheater—after the mosh pit and crowds left—and found some interesting treasures.

Whether you prefer vinyl or tape, or disc or digital, and whatever your personal rock ‘n’ roll story, consider submitting to our very first theme issue. We’ll pick eight to ten tracks—er, stories—that we think will strike a chord with our audience and then we will produce what we hope will be a platinum collection of creative nonfiction.

Deadline: April 15, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time.

(Submission guidelines are the same as our regular guidelines. Just submit in the Rock ‘n’ Roll issue category.)

  • http://twitter.com/JJThorpe JJ Thorpe

    The only difficulty will be choosing which story I should tell. Nicely done!

  • Eltorito3374

     Submitted a dark song. Hopefully you like its message