Seeking Submissions for Music-Related Gratitude Letters!

We’ve been exploring Gratitude Practice and how it can help improve health and reduce stress in musicians (and everyone). One way we can practice gratitude is through writing Gratitude Letters. A Gratitude Letter can be anonymous, and it doesn’t even have to be read by the person we’re thanking. The benefit comes from taking time to think about who or what we’re grateful for and reflecting on why.

We invite you to submit your thoughtful, well-written Gratitude Letters to music-related people, places, or things. Whether you are in the music business or not doesn’t matter; but who or what you’re thanking must be. Are you grateful for a musician, band, instrument, an element of being a musician, a venue, promoter, studio, engineer, song, album, or something else? Then we welcome your Gratitude Letter submission!

We will accept and review submissions now through February 27th. Selected Gratitude Letters will be posted on the Of Music and Mind website and shared via social media throughout February.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We’re looking for genuine, thoughtful, well-written Gratitude Letters to music-related people, places, or things.

Please clearly identify who or what you’re thankful for AND reflect on why you’re thankful for that person or thing.

We’re happy with traditional format letters, but if you want to get creative by utilizing poetry, art, music, video, etc. then please do!

There is no restriction on word count or time length, but 1000-2000 words for written submissions or 3-7 minutes for songs or videos is ideal.

Since we’ll be running selected Gratitude Letters throughout February, there’s a good chance we’ll refer to them as Love Letters thanks to Valentine’s Day and all. It’s hard to resist.

FULL SUBMISSION DETAILS

  • Submit a Gratitude Letter through our Google form (click here to access and submit).
  • There is no limit on how many you can submit.
  • Submissions are open 1/27/2020 through 2/27/2020.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by Of Music and Mind. There is no guarantee that a submission will be published.
  • If desired, submissions can be published anonymously; otherwise, the author will be identified and a brief bio presented.
  • No restriction on word count or time length, but 1000-2000 words for written submissions or 3-7 minutes for songs or videos is ideal.
  • We’re based in Pittsburgh, PA but you and who or what you’re thanking can be anywhere.
  • If your Gratitude Letter is chosen for publication, you will be notified via email prior to publication on the website.
  • There is no financial compensation for participating or having your Gratitude Letter selected and published.
  • Rights to your work are completely yours. Feel free to submit and publish your piece elsewhere anytime.

 

Ready to cultivate gratitude through writing a Gratitude Letter? Submit here!

Thank you for your consideration! Explore our site for more information on Gratitude Practice and other ways music and the mind connect. If you have questions, contact ofmusicandmind@gmail.com. Be well!