Endings are beginnings, just beginnings are endings. As a tree in the forest dies and falls to the ground, it gives birth to a host of new life: fungi, insects, other plants, and, in the long run, the forest itself. The end story can often mark the beginning of another, and the end of one era is the start of the next.
In our December issue, InTheFray Magazine would like to focus on endings. Tell us the story of an ending in your life. Take a close look at the endings around you. Share a poem or a short story that reflects on endings, or write a book review that examines the ending of a particular book and how it impacts the rest of the story. Think broadly about endings, and pitch us a story based in your reflections.

Contributors interested in pitching relevant news features, poetry/fiction, cultural criticism, commentary pieces, personal essays, visual essays, travel stories, or book reviews should e-mail us at coda-at-inthefray-dot-org. Send us a well-developed, one-paragraph pitch for your proposed piece NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15, 2009.  First-time contributors are urged to review our submissions guidelines at http://inthefray.org/submit and review recent pieces published in InTheFray Magazine at http://inthefray.org.

I am a writer/editor turned web developer. I’ve served as both Editor-in-chief and Technical Developer of In The Fray Magazine over the past 5 years. I am gainfully employed, writing, editing and developing on the web for a small private college in Duluth, MN. I enjoy both silence and heavy metal, John Milton and Stephen King, sunrise and sunset. Like all of us, I contain multitudes.

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