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.

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

March Writing Prompts

1. What’s something you shouldn’t have to apologize for related to your condition? The world always makes us feel like we need to apologize. Describe what you no longer apologize for and why, and offer advice to anyone who isn’t as far along on their journey. If you respond to this prompt, use the hashtag #NotSorry at the end of your submission. Examples: I Won’t Apologize for Having Fun While Chronically IllI Won’t Say Sorry for Struggling With Mental Illness Anymore

2. Describe a surprising or specific way your condition affects your sleep. What’s one unexpected way your health condition or disability affects your sleep? Describe how, and offer advice to others who might relate. If you respond to this prompt, use the hashtag #Sleep at the end of your submission. Example: What It’s Really Like to Fall Asleep When You Live With AnxietyWhat Happens to a Depressed Brain at Night

3. What are you an expert in? Write a list sharing your unique or niche expertise. We’re all experts about our own experiences. Are you a navigating-dating-apps-with-anxiety expert? A using-public-transportation-with-a-wheelchair expert? Being an “expert” doesn’t mean you have all the answers, but you might have some insight that could help others. If you respond to this prompt, use the hashtag #Expert at the end of your submission.

4. What’s the most surprising thing you’ve found to be helpful in your life as a caregiver? When it comes to caregiving, you might feel like you’re “learning as you go,” and maybe you’ve discovered something that makes your and/or your loved one’s life easier. Describe a “hack” or strategy you weren’t expecting to learn. If you respond to this prompt, use the hashtag #Caregiver at the end of your submission. Examples: The Caregiver Self-Care Tip I Learned From Disney MoviesWhy Finding Your ‘Vitamin Sea’ Is Necessary for Caregivers

Thank you for sharing your story with The Mighty!

We’re humbled to have you with us.