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.
  • 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”
  • If you are already a contributor, please go to the Mighty Voices Portal (MVP) and log in to submit a story.

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.

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

  • Write a list of tips, advice, and/or lessons you’d tell a student with your or a loved one’s condition, about preparing for a new school year. This challenge also works if you’d like to make the list for the student’s parents and/or teachers.

  • Take us into your mind for a part of your day with your or a loved one’s condition; be specific on the time of day you’re bringing us through.

  • Describe a moment someone made a wrong assumption about you. What did you say back, or wish you had said back, to better educate them on your or a loved one’s condition?

  • Honestly answer the question, “How are you?” in relation to your or a loved one’s condition. If you’re not doing well, what would you say to yourself to help you get through this moment?

  • How would you give your or a loved one’s diagnosis to a new patient and/or their parents. Imagine a scene where you are doing just that.

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