Story Matters is the publication of Journey Group, devoted to celebrating the craft of storytelling in all its many forms.

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Have you encountered a spellbinding story recently? We want to hear about it.

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We’re hungry for great stories. Whether it’s a brilliant essay in a major magazine or a gorgeous fable in an unknown rag, we can’t wait to read it. Outstanding stories will find their way into our showcase and may be celebrated in a future issue of Story Matters.

Here’s what we look for in a story that matters:

  1. A beginning, a middle and an end. Do connected ideas move us through a narrative structure?
  2. A relatable character or characters. We’re looking for humanity—even in unexpected places.
  3. A lesson. How has the story changed us? What did we learn?

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