How to Share Your Story on The Mighty

Welcome to our Mighty community! Were so happy you’ve decided to share your story with us.

Right now, there are two ways you can post to The Mighty:

1. Post a Thought or Question.

You can post a Thought or Question right now by downloading The Mighty’s app.

Share a question you have for our community, a thought you want to get off your chest or even post a longer blog or essay to get feedback from people who get it. Use hashtags to get your post in front of people who share your experiences, or post photos to give insight into your day-to-day life. For more information about how to post a Thought or Question, head here.

Don’t know where to start? Visit our most engaged communities:

2. Submit your story to an editor and become a Mighty contributor.

This is for submitting an essay or blog post to be published on The Mighty. These submissions are reviewed by our team of Mighty editors, and are edited according to our editorial guidelines. We try to go through submissions as quickly as possible, but it may take a few days for us to get back to you. Once your story is accepted, it can sometimes take up to a month before it is published on the site. We are continually working to make our publishing process faster.

If you are a returning contributor, click here to go to your portal.

If you are a first-time contributor, sign up to submit your story here. But first, please read below:

  • Take a look at our guidelines for contributing writers.
  • If your piece is timely, you can mark it as such. If you don’t want to wait, or we tell you we can’t publish your story, feel free to post it on our site as a Thought or Question.
  • If you are submitting poetry or fiction, please join our #MightyPoets community and post your work directly to the site. Poetry and fiction do not go through editorial review right now.
  • Take a look at our monthly blogging prompts (below).
  • Include a brief bio (1-4 sentences) and a photo for your profile. You will be prompted to do this during the sign-up process.
  • 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 this without your permission.)
  • We also accept previously published blog posts. In this case, please include the link as well as the entire story (and let us know that you retain author rights over this story and the ability to publish it elsewhere).
  • Send all questions to [email protected]

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ.

As a reminder, 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 MSN or Yahoo. Once republished on a partner site, Mighty moderation standards do not apply, and the piece cannot be removed from the partner site.

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, and we’re continuing working on new ways for you to express yourself using our platform.

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

February Writing Prompts

1. Describe a feeling there is no name for, but that someone with your same condition, disability or experience might relate to. If you can, give that feeling a name, and do your best to describe what it feels like, and why it’s unique to you. If you respond to this prompt, use the hashtag #NamelessFeeling at the end of your submission.

2. Share a chart, graph, picture or meme that impacted you – for better or worse. Maybe it helped you explain an important part of your health journey. Maybe it’s a tool you use every day. Maybe it revealed some ugly stigma about your disability or condition. Whatever it was, share it with us, describe how you felt when you saw it and share what you want people to know about it. If you respond to this prompt, use the hashtag #Picture at the end of your submission. Examples: The ‘Emotion Chart’ My Therapist Gave Me That I Didn’t Know I Needed; To the Person Who Made a Meme Calling Depression Medication ‘Sh*t’

3. Name a specific type of shame or anxiety you experience. Sometimes it’s shame we place upon ourselves. Sometimes it’s shame that comes from other people, who judge us for the medications we take, or how we spend our time. Name the “type” of shame or anxiety you experience, and share advice for people who feel the same way. Examples: The Anxiety That Comes With Using a Wheelchair for the First Time; Please Stop ‘Pill Shaming’ People With Anxiety and Depression

4. Share a moment of kindness you’ll never forget. We always want to hear your stories about acts of kindness — big and small. Here are some unforgettable examples: To the Woman on the Beach Who Thanked Me for Rocking a Bikini; When Robin Williams Comforted Me in the Airport After My Husband’s Suicide; The Text I Got After a Co-Worker Saw Me Having a Panic Attack 

Thank you for sharing your story with The Mighty!

We’re humbled to have you with us.