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Submission Guidelines

What's Your Bright Story?

Bright Story Shine is looking for submissions of 500-750 words that highlight perspectives on addiction recovery, trauma recovery, recovery support, faith and related topics.


I respectfully ask that you please refrain from using stigmatizing language


The majority of the submission can focus on (but is not limited to):

  • Specific ways your recovery is supported/how you support others in recovery


  • Leadership roles and Advocacy opportunities you have been involved in


  • Recovery support services you have accessed or created and how these services have been helpful


  • Other topics related to how you maintain your recovery


You will be notified only if your submission has been selected for publication. If you have not heard back from me in 4-6 weeks, please assume that your submission was not a good fit at this time. I may contact you in the future. Please keep writing! 


All submissions of 500-750 words can be sent to

Please include "Submission" and title of work in the email subject line.

Also, include your name or if you prefer to remain anonymous.

After submitting, you agree to the following conditions:

Bright Story Shine maintains all legal copyrights to blog posts unless otherwise agreed upon by author and editor in advance.

If you give permission to use your name, you willingly agree to have your first and/or last name featured along with content.


This content may also be used on all Bright Story Shine platforms including Instagram and Facebook, unless author discusses with editor in advance and makes this request in writing.

Bright Story Shine looks forward to reading your bright story!

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