Terms of Story Submission

Are you interested in submitting a story for our blog or podcast?

Please read the below terms and conditions that apply.

Rules and guidlines to read BEFORE submitting your story.

These rules have been made as a guideline to those wanting to submit their story. We ask that you read these thoroughly before submitting.

By submitting your form, you authorize Something to sTalk About Podcast and Blog to use your story with no strings attached. Upon clicking 'Submit' You agree to the below terms and rules.

1.

Use fictional names; don't tell us they're fictional- we will assume fictional names and encourage in order to help protect the victims and the guilty.

Fictional names are required, to preserve privacy for yourself and anyone else in your story. However, do not tell the reader they are fictional, and do not use initials to refer to a person, as these break immersion when reading.

Submissions that break this rule will not be posted.

2.

No fiction or paranormal stories.

Absolutely no fiction or paranormal stories. Real, in-person encounters with the living only.

  • We are asking for factual stories in order to help lead our readers and listeners to resources that can help with specific scenarios.

3.

If you discuss assault, rape, sexual assault, or abuse of a minor we ask that you give a CW (content warning) or a TW (trigger warning) Submissions that focus on a rape or other assault can spark up PTSD with survivors, and we would like to warn those reading before they proceed.

If your story focuses primarily on a rape, sexual harassment or other assault, rather than being stalked or creeped, your story may not be posted as this is not the main target of our group.

  • This includes any form of sexual assault, pedophilia, sexual harassment, or lewd behavior (such as a creeper exposing him or herself).

4.

Submissions must be yours or must be specific that the individual who went through this gave you permission to tell their story.

You are not allowed to link to stories that other people on the internet have written. The story must be your own personal encounter, or that of a close family member.

  • We’re far more interested in stories that happened to you; if you focus on something that happened to a friend or family member. If we feel this doesn't fall in this guideline, we will not share.

WHAT NOT TO SUBMIT

  • You passed somebody on the street, and they gave you a creepy look. We know, it was scary and you don't want to ever meet them again.
     

  • This didn't happen to you, but it happened to a close friend. This is actually a rule, but it happens often enough that it bears repeating. We're very concerned with safety and factual stories. We are looking for factual events, facts about the events, and not over embellishments --And that leads into this next one:

  • Don't exaggerate. If you feel that you need to exaggerate or embellish, please do not submit. If you feel that this wasn't 'serious enough', still submit if your story still aligns with our terms.