Note: we aim to publish submissions within a couple of weeks of receiving it, but please forgive us if it takes a bit longer.
Note #2: If you give us an actual email address, we can let you know when your submission has been published. If not, you’ll just have to check back often! Submissions will be announced on @InnerPod
We don’t want to restrict your submission, but if a format would be helpful, or if you need a nudge, consider the following ideas. Feel free to pick and choose what makes sense/feels comfortable for you.
- Stories come in many different forms: Mononyms – or hero’s story – tells of a journey, a linear start to finish story. In media res drops someone right in the middle of a story – the tv episode that starts with someone running, shooting, and then, after, tells you the why and the how they ended up there.
- Life is messy, and while all stories come to an end, resolutions are rarer. You don’t have a resolution? Fine! Tell us where you are now, or where you were then. The ending of your story doesn’t have to be now, it could be then.
- Be honest. When it comes to storytelling in this sense honesty is important and will grab people’s attention
- Change names and identifying details as needed
- The story can be as dark or as light as you want. The laughter can be painful, the tears angry. We are a messy species. Go with it
- This is not a family friendly show, for the most part
- If all else fails, set the scene. I was sixteen, and in my room, the first time I realised I was not straight or I was waiting for the therapist to call my name, and there was a screaming child in the doctor’s waiting room.
- We will not question your experiences. You went outside the normal path? Cool, tell us about that
- Generally speaking? Write first, edit later