The Doe is a digital publication sharing anonymous, verified narratives to promote civil discourse. We are the place for people of all identities, backgrounds and beliefs to share personal experiences, blow whistles and spark meaningful conversation.
Raise awareness, inspire change.
Keep your identity to yourself.
Let go by sharing your story with others.
Get paid for your time and your truth.
The Doe will never confirm or deny your identity on our platforms, even if you choose to come forward with your story later. Publishing anonymously gives contributors a safe place to share important stories and removes external factors that might influence how a reader feels about the narrative. No preconceived notions or bias, just honest, unfiltered experiences.
You won’t find traditional articles on The Doe. We only publish verified personal narratives, and we edit exclusively for length and clarity.
We offer two ways to pitch your story to The Doe. Submit your story using one of the methods below.
Submit a short summary of your idea through our secure form, and we’ll get back to you within 14 days.
If you’re looking for extra security, submit your pitch through Keybase.
Each month, The Doe selects a new theme and encourages writers to submit stories for that category. If your narrative does not fit a theme, not to worry! We’ll review any pitch, regardless of topic. Review our upcoming themes below:
Explore narratives that exemplify what The Doe is all about: strong points of view and vivid anecdotes. Take a read to get a better sense of our style.
Previous writing experience is welcomed, but not necessary. We are looking for pitches from voices across the spectrum, first-time writers included.
It all starts with a pitch. Please include the following in your pitch:
Be sure to check out our upcoming themes to see what stories we’re looking for right now. We also recommend checking back every month for updates.
We welcome you to pitch even if your story doesn’t fit within one of our upcoming themes. We publish off-theme narratives regularly in our On The Record series and would love to consider your story.
Allowing writers to publish without a name attached gives contributors a safe place to share important stories. It also gives readers a clear opportunity to confront their own biases without influential external factors.
The majority of our writers are compensated for their narratives. The amount can vary for a number of a reasons, but here is the average breakdown:
All of our writers maintain ownership of their stories and may come forward after an exclusivity period, enabling them to continue productive conversations and take pride in their work.
Submit your pitch above and we’ll be happy to discuss our rates in greater detail.
We select stories based on the content and quality of the pitch and its relevance to one of our upcoming themes.
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You know the guidelines, you’ve read the stories. It’s time to add your voice to the mix.