We allow you to interpret the title, and not all the work will fit into this frame. But rather consider it as a point of reference. We'll do the rest. In the end, as with all our issues, we're seeking work representing a variety of "voices," that speak out, offer compassion, and seek answers and solutions, rather than dwelling in a state of inertia and inactivity.
A few things we've seen a bit too much of: reconciliation of shooting an animal; cancer; dead, dying, deathbed, funerals; stories that begin with waking up.
A few things we're always looking for: A strong piece for our America Talks column--something that speaks to our times; pieces about an endangered species; stories of compassion; slices and moments of life, where you've had a realization or insight.
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