Call for Submissions: What is home?

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.

– John Howard Payne, actor

A few weeks ago while zipping northbound on 72nd Street here in Omaha, my ears perked up as I heard “Studio 360” host Kurt Andersen preview a series of stories about The Wizard of Oz. The pieces focused on a variety of angles surrounding the 1939 film, but what caught my attention was brief and rather moving commentary about the concept of home. What is home? Where does it reside? Does the idea of home change as we age?

For the next installment of Write Now essays, I invite you to submit works that answer the question: What is home? Please send your submissions via email to

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