This is a place to submit your essays for review and possible publication on the Radically Authentic Blog. Please remember that the content you submit should be a personal essay reflecting on your own time of mental or emotional struggle. (Review our website and past blog posts to get a better idea of the tone of the stories we publish.)

Generally, we recommend your submission be less than 2000 words in length. Your submission should be an original piece of work to which you own the rights. We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please contact us immediately if your submission has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

We openly welcome people from all walks of life. We want to give your voice a space to be heard.

At the top of your post, please leave:

First and Last Name
Email Address
City, State, Country
Bio. (2-3 sentences)
*Please note, while we do encourage people to share their stories under their own name, we recognize that this isn’t always possible for a number of reasons. If you would like your piece to be published anonymously, please state so within the header beneath your real name.

Because of the large volume of submissions we receive, we can’t respond personally to every query, but we will contact you if your piece is selected for publication. If your piece is chosen for publication, we will reach out for photos as well (so have those handy).

Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your work!

Submit Your Story to the Radical Authenticity Blog

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Note to Those Who Submit: Due to the volume of mail we receive we’re not able to publish all the stories received; nevertheless, your experiences are important to us. Every story submitted to us is read in its entirety.  While we wish we had the staff to respond to every message received, the small group of volunteers we have cannot handle the volume of mail that comes in. We respond only to those submissions we are able to accept. And remember, whether you’re published on this platform or others, continue to share your story. Talk to those around you. Own your journey. Be radically authentic.**