Making a More Voices Submission
We welcome your true first-person story submission of 40 to 400 words. (Sorry, we do not accept poetry for More Voices.)
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To make a More Voices submission, use the form below. Suggest a title for your piece. Your title must be different from the theme. Pick a theme from the dropdown menu. (This month's theme is at the top, although you may submit a piece on any theme at any time.)
If you are writing about a patient, please read the Terms and Conditions and be sure to change identifying information.
If you are writing about a sensitive subject, it is possible to have your piece published anonymously. Check the appropriate box and let our editors know your wishes in the main text.
After submitting your piece, you'll receive an automatic email acknowledgment; within seven days you'll be hearing from one of our More Voices editors.
All accepted pieces are edited, sometimes vigorously--for length, flow, clarity and style--and published on our website within a week. If our editing is not to your liking, you are free to request that your piece be taken down, with no hard feelings. Unfortunately, we are unable to negotiate individual More Voices edits, so we ask that you please accept (or reject) all our edits as a package. If your piece has not been accepted, we will notify you via email.
If you have questions about your submission or problems using this form, use the Contact Us form on the left to query our More Voices editors.
We look forward to reviewing your piece. Please note that pieces submitted here are only considered for the More Voices section of Pulse. If you would like to submit a story to Pulse's weekly e-mail, please check out our Submission Guidelines.