If You’re Getting Older, Read This

From Minnesota Alumni magazine Fall 2016

The next issue of Minnesota Alumni will explore aging - and who better to help us than people who are doing it? We're calling on readers of all ages to help us write the winter issue of this magazine.

"But I’m not a writer!" you say. Sure you are. If you can tweet, write a note to a friend, or make an entry in your diary, we're interested. We're looking to publish short pieces (up to 300 words) that speak from the heart about your experience. Don't know where to start?

Here are few teasers:

  • What matters as you age?
  • How has this changed over time?
  • What do you know now that you wish you'd known earlier?
  • Is aging a big deal? Why or why not?
  • What's funny about getting older? Most surprising? What's the best thing?
  • What age do you feel and why?
  • What is the best thing about your age right now? What's the worst thing?
  • How do you describe romance later in life?
  • What does "young" feel like? What does "old" feel like?
  • What's not on this list that you really want to write about?


Submit your reflection by October 14 to:

Minnesota Alumni magazine

200 Oak St. SE #200

Minneapolis MN 55406

or email scott325@umn.edu, subject line "Getting Older"

Publication priority will be given to reflections written from the heart and focused on life experience. Editors reserve the right to edit for length, style, and clarity. Submissions longer than 300 words will not be considered.

Include name, telephone number, and mailing address. (Telephone number and mailing address for verification purposes, not for publication.) Anonymous entries will not be considered.

Questions? Call the editor at 612-624-8490.

Now get writing!

- Cynthia Scott (M.A. '89)


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