Submit a Story

Welcome to our Mighty community. Were so happy you’ve decided to share your story with us. To submit a story, please do the following:

  • Take a look at our guidelines for contributing writers.
  • Try to keep stories between 200 and 800 words.
  • Include at least one photo with each post. If you’d prefer we use a stock image, let us know.
  • Include a brief bio (1-4 sentences) and a photo for your profile.
  • Include your home address if you’re comfortable with that. (Occasionally we like to send things to our contributors. We won’t share or sell your information without your permission.)
  • We also accept previously published blog posts. In this case, just send us the link. 
  • Send all stories or questions to [email protected] Include the most relevant category (Mental Health, Chronic Illness, Autism, Down Syndrome, Rare Disease, Disability, or Other) and your story idea in the subject line. Example: “Chronic Illness: 10 Things I Want My Loved Ones to Know About My Crohn’s Disease”

Please note that we do edit stories and their titles for length, clarity and our own editorial guidelines. For example, this might mean your title will be changed or certain language will be removed. If we feel we’ve made significant enough changes or altered your original tone, we’ll run it by you first. We never want to misrepresent your voice or message.

If your story is published on our site, it may be republished in full with your byline on a reputable Mighty partner site, such as The Huffington Post or Yahoo. In this case, a member of our team will notify you upon republication.

Also, unfortunately, we can’t publish every story or blog post that we receive on The Mighty. Please don’t take us turning down a story as us saying your stories don’t have value. We have a small editorial team currently, but we hope to one day have a spot for every story we receive on the site. Your stories have so much value.

May Blogging Prompts
**These are just ideas if you’re looking for some writing inspiration.
We accept submissions within all topics!**

  • Describe a moment you were traveling that was either incredibly challenging or where you faced adversity. Tell us how you handled it or wish you had handled it.

  • What is a part of your or a loved one’s disease, disability or mental illness that no one is aware of? Why is it time to start talking about it?

  • Mother’s Day Special!

    • Are you a mother with a disability or disease? What would you tell a new mother in your position?

    • What is the best advice your mom gave you while growing up with a disease, disability or mental illness?

    • What’s one thing you want to make sure the special needs mom in your life knows? *If you are the special needs mom, challenge a loved one to respond to this!

  • Are you in both the LGBTQ and disability/disease/mental illness community? What is one thing you want society to know about your experience?

  • Write a thank-you letter to someone you never expected you’d thank.

Thank you for sharing your story with The Mighty! We’re humbled to have you with us.