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Story Submission Guidelines

Thank you for sharing your story on Option B—it takes courage and candor to write these personal narratives. Option B is a place where you can share your experiences and read about what others have been through. We have a lot to learn from one another, and a lot to say.

Option B Stories

Stories of resilience on Option B typically follow the arc of first experiencing adversity and then building resilience and finding new meaning. It’s powerful for our community members to see examples of how others have faced challenges in their lives.

What you need to get started

Since our site does not have a “save draft” feature yet, please make sure your story is ready to go with these key pieces before you submit:

  • A resilience-themed photo to match your story (recommended, but not mandatory)
  • The Option B topic your story falls under
    • Topics: Grief & Loss; Health, Illness, & Injury; Abuse & Sexual Assault; Divorce & Family Challenges; Hate & Violence; Incarceration; Raising Resilient Kids

What you need to know

  • Our team reviews submissions and will publish stories we think benefit our community. We will send a confirmation email for entries that have been approved for publication.
  • As the title for your story, we will use a quote we feel represents your story best
  • We recommend that stories do not exceed 800 words
  • We do not allow inappropriate, profane, or abusive language
  • We reserve the right to edit stories for length and clarity, and fix any spelling and punctuation errors. We also reserve the right not to publish some submissions.
  • We do not allow content that is a verbatim reprint of a book, article, blog post, or any other form of written content. We ask that you please submit an original Option B story.
  • The most powerful Option B stories center around personal experiences. Please do not share stories or photos that include promotional content for an organization or business or that heavily focus on advocacy. You may include links to organizations or causes that are related to your Option B story in your bio.
  • Please respect the privacy of others and do not post anyone’s personal information without their consent.
  • We take plagiarism very seriously and do not allow content that violates the copyrights and trademarks of others, or reproduces the work of others without their permission. If you are unsure about content ownership, please do not post.
  • Users are subject to the OptionB.Org Terms of Service agreement.

Feel free to contact us at story-support@optionb.org for help or to check the status of your story.