We Are The Doe

The Doe is a media and tech company creating paths to improved civil discourse.

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Your Story Matters

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.

Writing Has its Perks

Impact

Raise awareness, inspire change.

Anonymity

Keep your identity to yourself.

Release

Let go by sharing your story with others.

Compensation

Get paid for your time and your truth.

What We Publish

Anonymous, first-person narratives.
Personal, verified non-fiction full of vivid anecdotes.

What We Do Not Publish

Poems
Fiction
Comics
White papers
Academic papers
Traditional Op-Eds

How It Works

Pitching And Vetting

Pitching

Send a short summary (1-2 paragraphs) of your narrative. Include a proposed alias and a sample headline that distills the idea into a few words.

Screening

We will review and verify your pitch. It may take a few days for us to get back to you.

Approvals and Writing

Onboarding and Drafting

If your pitch is approved, we will send you:
A contributor agreement
Compensation forms

Publishing

We work with you directly to finalize, polish and publish your story.

Terms And Compensation

Payment

Monetary compensation via check, direct deposit or PayPal will be made within ten business days of publishing your narrative.

Narrative Rights

After three weeks of exclusivity on The Doe, you own your narrative and can republish it wherever you’d like, with or without your name attached to it.

Always Anonymous

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.

Editorial Guidelines

You won’t find traditional articles on The Doe. We only publish verified personal narratives, and we edit exclusively for length and clarity.

Do:

Send narratives directly from the source (you!).
Submit writing that's personal, sincere, unfiltered and full of real, vivid anecdotes.
Write with your raw, authentic voice.
Keep drafts to between 800 and 1,400 words.
Read stories we’ve already published to get an idea of how to construct your narrative.

Don’t:

Pitch stories encouraging violence, harm or outing.
Submit poetry, traditional op-eds, fiction, longform or previously published work.
Share your identity or mention you’ve pitched a story on our social channels.

Submit Your Pitch

We offer two ways to pitch your story to The Doe. Submit your story using one of the methods below.

Option 1: Story Submission Form

Submit a short summary of your idea through our secure form, and we’ll get back to you within 14 days.

Option 2: Keybase Encrypted Chat

If you’re looking for extra security, submit your pitch through Keybase.

Hear From Our Writers

Brilliant editors. Clear communication. Swift compensation. Thank you for the opportunity. *insert praying hands emoji*
Professor McIntosh III, ESQ., Contributor
Incredibly liberating. Not only did I get to share my narrative, but I was able to do so in a safe space that respected my privacy.
Quinn Pro Quo, Contributor
Super seamless. Felt like the future of publication.
LifeHere
A wonderful platform with a sophisticated and attentive editorial staff devoted to telling brave and anonymous stories.
Oswald Tinkleberry

Get Inspired

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.

Still Have Questions?

Be Heard

You know the guidelines, you’ve read the stories. It’s time to add your voice to the mix.