Your Story Matters

Your Story Matters

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.

How It Works

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.

Pitching and Vetting


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.

Acceptance and Editing

Drafting or Interviewing

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.

Terms and Payment


Monetary compensation via PayPal will be made within 10 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.

Editorial Guidelines

What We Publish

Anonymous, first-person narratives.
Personal nonfiction with vivid anecdotes.

What We Do Not Publish

Academic papers
“Takes” or op-eds


Make sure your submission is your story and nobody else’s.
Submit writing that's personal, sincere, unfiltered and full of details.
Write with your raw, authentic voice.
Keep drafts between 750 and 1,000 words.
Read stories we’ve already published to get an idea of how to construct your narrative.


Pitch stories encouraging violence, harm, or outing.

Why Share Your Story?


Raise awareness, inspire empathy.


Tell your story with the freedom of anonymity.


Let go of pent-up emotion by sharing your experience with others.

Always Anonymous

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 real, honest stories.

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.
A wonderful platform with a sophisticated and attentive editorial staff devoted to telling brave and anonymous stories.
Oswald Tinkleberry

Still Have Questions?

Be Heard

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