Welcome to The Mighty’s community! We’re so happy you’re interested in sharing your story with us.
Right now, there are two ways you can post to The Mighty:
1. Submit your story to an editor and become a Mighty contributor.
Contributor Stories are essays that are selected and published by Mighty editors. Unlike a Thought, Contributor Stories go through a submissions process, and it can take a few days for us to review your story.
Right now, we don’t have the capacity to edit every submission we receive, so if we can’t edit your submission, it will be automatically posted as a Mighty Thought. You’ll get an email if this happens, and you can always delete it.
If your story is selected, it will be copy-edited for clarity and according to our editorial guidelines.
We currently do not offer compensation for general submissions. However, we do occasionally have paid opportunities for Mighty contributors.
It can sometimes take up to a month for submissions to be published on our site, so we appreciate your patience! We are continually working to make our publishing process faster, and you’ll get an email when your story is up. You’ll also get an email if we end up sharing your story on one of our Facebook pages!
If you are a returning contributor, click here to go to your portal.
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.
While you can read and comment on stories on The Mighty’s iOS app, you can’t submit a story through our app right now.
Still have questions? Head here to read our Mighty Contributor FAQs.
2. Post a Thought or Question.
Thoughts are the easiest and quickest way to share daily struggles, triumphs and updates with our community. They can be shorter musings, lists or even longer blog posts – it’s a great way to share whatever’s on your mind with a community that gets it.
Post a Question to receive advice from your fellow Mighty members. Ask a question about your disability, condition or anything else that’s on your mind, and get wisdom from people who’ve been there.
When you post a Thought or Question, include hashtags so your post shows up in communities that matter to you. You can include condition-specific hashtags (#anxiety, #autism, #fibromyalgia, etc.) and more general community hashtags. Check out some of our most engaged communities below:
- #CheckInWithMe: A place where people seek and give support.
- #52SmallThings: The Mighty’s year-long self-care challenge.
- #MightyPoets: Share your poetry and read the work of others. Check out this month’s poetry prompt here.
- #CheerMeOn: A place to celebrate accomplishments, milestones and wins – no matter how big or small – with others who understand their importance.
- #DistractMe: While we can’t always take away the pain or discomfort, we can distract each other until it passes or feels more manageable. This is a space for anyone who just needs something or someone to take your mind off whatever they’re going through.
You can post a Thought or Question right now by downloading The Mighty’s iOS app. If you want, you’ll receive notifications when people “heart” or comment on what you shared. When you use our app, you can also include a photo with your post.
For more about how to post a Thought or Question on The Mighty, head here.
December Writing Prompts
1. What’s a unique holiday tradition you have because of your condition or disability? Everyone has their own traditions — and sometimes they’re influenced by our own health. Share a tradition that sprang from your health experience, and how this year’s pandemic might change it.
2. An Inner Monologue of a Person With _____ at the _____. Fill in the first blank with your condition or disability, and then fill in the second blank with a place or time of day/year. Then, take us through your thoughts in a way that someone with you condition might be able to relate to. Here’s a good example a contributor wrote a while back.
3. What’s a “compliment” people give you related to your condition or disability that’s not actually a compliment at all? What does this “compliment” imply, and what should people know before giving you this compliment? What would you rather have them say instead?
4. What did you need to hear from friends and family when you first received a diagnosis? It could be a sentence, a specific gesture, a question or an item. Write an essay about what you needed after your specific diagnosis, with the hopes that this piece will help others support their loved ones better.
5. Write a response to something timely. A new song. An interview with a celebrity. A comment from a politician. If something in the news cycle strikes a nerve or leaves you inspired, let us know why. Make sure to mark your piece as timely when you submit!
Happy writing! Visit your contributor portal here.
We’re humbled to have you with us.