If I were to publish a piece, it would probably be “Playlist,” the essay I wrote about my trip to Texas with my father. I found two online publications where I think my piece might fit in, Hippocampus Magazine, and The Sun Magazine. They both publish a lot of personal pieces, and are open to many different styles and topics. I like that they are fairly care-free, while taking submissions seriously.
To get the piece ready for publishing, I think I would tweak it to make it more about the music, and how my dad and I relate to it. I would focus more on what the music means to us and how it defines our relationship, instead of spending so much time talking about the trip itself. I might also try to fine-tune the humor, because right now, I’m not sure that most readers would appreciate the jokes, and I want it to appeal to a broad range of people.