The Doe is a digital publication sharing anonymous, heart-centered narratives to promote empathy across divides. We are the place for people of all identities, backgrounds, and beliefs to share personal experiences, spark conversation, and deepen a sense of connection between humans.
Some narratives published on The Doe are essays written by the storyteller. Others are based on interviews with our editorial staff. Either way, the submission process is the same: Submit your idea through our secure form, and we’ll get back to you within 14 days.
Send a short summary (1-2 paragraphs) of your narrative. Include a sample headline that distills the idea into a few words.
We will review your pitch. If accepted, we will determine whether your story will best be told through a personal essay or an interview. It may take a few days for us to get back to you.
We get you onboarded and either share a link for you to submit your draft or schedule a recorded interview with you where we will shape your story.
We work with you to finalize, polish, and publish your story. We edit all written work for length and clarity.
Monetary compensation via PayPal will be made within 10 business days of publishing your narrative.
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.
Raise awareness, inspire empathy.
Tell your story with the freedom of anonymity.
Let go of pent-up emotion by sharing your experience with others.
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 real, honest stories.
No! Previous writing experience is welcomed, but not necessary. And many of our stories are based on interviews with our editorial staff. Publishing your narrative through our interview-based format can help you focus on simply sharing your truth, rather than worrying about writing.
The majority of our writers are compensated for their narratives. 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. If we’re still thinking about your pitch days after reading it, chances are it’ll make it to our site.
Please email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can (typically within seven business days).
You know the guidelines, you’ve read the stories. It’s time to add your voice to the mix.