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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 you are submitting poetry, follow these instructions.
- Take a look at our monthly blogging prompts (below).
- Include at least one photo with each post. If you’d prefer we use a stock image, let us know.
- If you’d like to submit a video, please email it to [email protected]
- 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.)
- PARTNERS: submit your story here.
- 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.
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 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.
November Blogging Prompts
**These are just ideas if you’re looking for some writing inspiration.
We accept submissions within all topics!**
November’s Writing Prompts
1. This time of year is a great time to think about what we’re grateful for. Of course, as some of us face what feels like impossible days with our conditions, it can be hard and uncomfortable to feel grateful. However, sometimes life surprises us in small moments. Write about a moment on your health journey where you were surprised to feel gratitude. If you respond to this prompt, include the hashtag #GratefulChallenge at the end of your submission.
2. What isn’t your condition? Many of us spend day after day explaining to people what our condition isn’t. “No, it’s not like a bad cold.” “No, it doesn’t just ‘get better,'” etc. This is due to a lot of misconceptions, misinformation, and who knows why else. Create a list of the common misconceptions you hear about your condition and debunk them once and for all. If you respond to this prompt, include the hashtag #MyConditionIsnt at the end of your submission.
3. How does a news story affect you? Sometimes people outside our community don’t understand how a seemingly non-health-related news story actually does affect our health. Write a post in response to a news story that has a great effect on you as a person with a condition or their loved one. Why does this story affect you? If you respond to this prompt, include the hashtag #MightyNews at the end of your submission.
4. What’s the best text you’ve ever sent or received in relation to your health? These days, texting may end up being your main means of communication. Sometimes that creates communication barriers but other times it’s the perfect format to ask questions, get support, check in with someone, give news, etc. Share a text and the story behind it — why was this one meaningful to you? If you respond to this prompt, include the hashtag #MightyTexts at the end of your submission.
November’s Poetry Prompt
For poetry, please post as a Thought with the hashtag #MightyPoets. Do not submit poems through the contributor network.
If you’re struggling with your health, it might be challenging to find the little things in your day-to-day life that make those struggles more bearable. Sometimes symptoms of health conditions and illnesses make the little things harder to accomplish. Or maybe you appreciate the little things more because of the experiences you’ve had.
That is why for November’s poetry prompt, we’re asking you to share your poetry about #TheLittleThings. Because poetry can sometimes help us find and remember even the smallest silver lining in difficult situations, or process through all the little things that are challenging but might get overlooked by others.
Thank you for sharing your story with The Mighty!
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