We all have those stories from our lives that we find ourselves telling others or replaying in our heads over and over again. And the stories we hope we’ll never forget. This is the place to share them!

Guidelines & Info:

  • Your story should be about something you experienced and true to the best of your ability.
  • The one exception to the above guideline: You can interview someone else and share their story in their own words. With their permission and giving proper credit, of course.
  • Your story should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Images and combos of text/visual are also welcome. You can submit up to 2 print-ready pages. The final page size will be 5.5″w x 8.5″h.
  • Proofread before you submit! Submissions will be edited for formatting and minor spelling/punctuation corrections, but will otherwise be preserved as close to the original as possible.
  • Once enough submissions have been received, they will be put into a zine.
  • By submitting, you are giving use rights for your story for Stay Kind! to publish online and in print. It is still your story and you can do whatever else you want with it.

Just use this form to submit! You can also send your submission to dawn[at]staykind.com. Be sure to include all of the info asked for below.


    Your title should complete the sentence "This one time..."

    Tell me about it!

    Recommended length is 500 words or less. If you are submitting a print-ready image, skip this.

    Image Upload

    You can submit up to 2 print-ready images instead of writing. The final page size will be 5.5"w x 8.5"h. For best quality, make sure it is 300dpi. The following file types are accepted: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf

    Story Background (optional)

    Approximately when and where your story took place and how old you were at the time - as specific or general as you’d like.

    Mini Bio (optional)

    A brief description of yourself (and of your interviewee if you shared someone else’s story). You might want to include your name, a way for people to connect with you, or anything else you’d like people to know.

    Your Name

    Your name as you would like it to appear in the zine. Leave blank if you would like it to be anonymous.

    Your Email

    In case I need to get a hold of you with any questions.

    If my submission is accepted...

    Please send me a free copy!I don't need a free copy, I'll just be glad to be part of it!

    Send my copy to...

    Please enter the name and mailing address your copy should be sent to if your submission is included.