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

If you are a returning contributor, click here to go to the MVP.

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. 

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.

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

1. Let’s encourage kindness. Describe a small but significant moment of kindness that brought some warmth to your or a loved one’s tough day. You can describe something you did for someone else or something someone did for you. What do you want your readers to take away from this moment? If you respond to this writing prompt, use the hashtag #KindnessChallenge at the end of your post.

2. We all know what it’s like to feel lonely. Especially when you or a loved one is dealing with a health challenge, isolation and loneliness can be quite common. Describe a moment you felt alone — how did you cope with this, and what do you do to remind yourself you’re not alone? What would you tell someone who feels like this? If you respond to this writing prompt, use the hashtag #AloneTogether at the end of your post.

3. Self-care is all the buzz right now — but what does it really mean? Tell us what self-care means to you as someone with a condition or the loved one of someone with a health challenge. List the realistic ways you practice self-care, or highlight one creative way you do something for yourself. If you respond to this writing prompt, use the hashtag #SelfCareChallenge at the end of your post.

4. September is Pain Awareness Month. Describing pain is often one of the most difficult parts of chronic pain — whether it’s physical, emotional or mental pain. What’s a creative way you describe your pain to doctors, friends, family, etc. Do you describe it differently based on the person you’re speaking with? If you respond to this writing prompt, use the hashtag #ExplainMyPain at the end of your post.

Poetry Prompt: **NOTE: If you would like to publish poetry, you should do so as a “Thought” on our site with the hashtag #MightyPoets. Do not submit poetry as a contributor submission.

 

September is Suicide Prevention Month. For some, this can be an especially emotionally and mentally challenging 30 days. That is why we invited Jacqueline Whitney — writer, wordsmith, poet and mental health advocate — to create September’s poetry prompt: “I am #BeyondWorthy because…” as reminders to both ourselves and one and other that we are worthy and deserving, and this world needs us here.

Jacqueline says:

“You are beyond worthy of this life because you are here. You’re a breathing, precious embodiment of purpose. While I wish you never felt the type of pain you have, your scars, whether physical or mental, hold a power of helping someone in a capacity others can not. You can help the ones who understand what it feels like to touch the dark with bleeding hands. Healing happens deeper when we can relate to someone. In a time when many are feeling heavy, we need lightness. We need affirmation and truth. We need to come together and wrap our words around our hearts. But first, we need to remind ourselves of who we are and why we are here. I’ll start. I am beyond worthy because even after everything that has happened in my life, I am still here using my life to love others.”

Here’s how to post your poetry or read work from #MightyPoets.

Thank you for sharing your story with The Mighty!

We’re humbled to have you with us.