The fundraising campaign for the new, independently published edition of Best Music Writing is in its final days, and inching closer to its goal. As I wrote last month, it's imperative that the series continue, not least because it allows writers from so many different genres to mingle together, creating a borderless conversation about the present state of music. Daphne Carr, who bravely undertook to carry on Best Music after Da Capo Press dropped the title, has announced the editorial board for the 2012 edition: Adam Curley, Jewly Hight, Miles Marshal Lewis, Bongani Madondo, Michaelangelo Matos, Anupa Mistry, Ann Powers, Mark Richardson, Victoria Segal, and yours truly. We'll assist Daphne in assembling an extended list of nominated pieces; the final selections will be made by next year's guest editor, yet to be chosen. Here is a form for submissions.