“I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.”​  - Raymond Carver 

Every submission period we will also have a song writing contest. The top ten songs will be chosen by our staff, put together on a CD, and will be put into each issue. If  a song accompanies another piece submitted, just let us know so we can pair the two accordingly. 

Guidelines for submissions:

-MUST BE ORIGINAL MUSIC! We are looking for new original songwriting. 

- Songs should be no longer than 10 minutes in length.

- Cannot submit more than 10 minutes of music and no more than three songs per listening period (e.g. You can submit two five minute songs, three 3 minute songs, etc.).

-When submitting, please write in the subject of the email your name or the name of your band - songwriting (ex: John Doe- Songwriting or My Band- Songwriting). In the body of your email, write a cover letter which includes your name/ band name, your address,  the name of your song(s), and a short bio in case your song(s) are chosen. Also, either write the lyrics in the body of the email or attach a file with the lyrics.

-We would prefer an audio file that only has the song title but a Youtube video is okay as well.

-If we choose your song(s) to be in our publication, you will receive 2 print copies of the journal (which will have the CD inside) and $30.

We will be accepting submissions:
January 1 - Feb. 15 (for March publication)

April 1- May 15 (for June publication)

July 1- August 15 (for September publication)

October 1 - November 15 (for December publication)

***Send all submissions to patricia@humannoisejournal.com***

God speed and my the odds be ever in your favor.