Your Story Matters

The Doe encourages readers of all walks to share their own stories for consideration. Explore upcoming themes, and submit your story idea now. Civil discourse is broken. You can help change that.

Share your story

How It Works

1. Send a pitch

Contact us below to share a short summary (1-2 paragraphs) of your story.

2. Initial Screening

Our editorial team will review your pitch. It may take a few days to receive a response.

3. Due diligence

The editorial team verifies the legitimacy and ownership of the narrative.

4. Onboarding & Writing

If your pitch is approved, we will send you an agreement and instructions for writing and submitting your story.

5. Finalizing & Publishing

Authors work with The Doe to finalize, polish and publish the story.

The Come Up

Each month, we explore a new theme—giving you unique perspectives and a deeper look into topics you care about. Review upcoming themes and stories we’re looking for below.

Editorial Guidelines

All communities and opinions are welcome. The Doe does not filter voices or narratives. This is a place for you to share experiences, blow whistles and spark conversation.

Maintaining your voice is paramount when publishing your story. The Doe’s editorial team primarily edits for length and clarity.

Contributors are encouraged to read previous stories to get a better idea of how to construct their narratives.

More About How We Source Narratives

What we’re looking for

  • Original, honest, verifiable first-person narratives you’d like to share—anonymously.
  • Stories ranging from 800 to 1,600 words, though drafts of any length within reason will be considered.
  • Distinctive, vivid anecdotes—moments from your life that help paint a bigger picture.

What we do not publish

  • Stories that incite violence, harmful or dangerous content, harassment or outing.

Pitch Your Story

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

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