CPTSD Foundation Call for Writers
If you’re passionate about writing and inspiring others, we want to hear from you!
The blog here at CPTSD Foundation focuses on all aspects of complex trauma recovery, as well as educating, inspiring, and raising awareness about the mental health struggles that survivors of trauma face on a daily basis.
If you have a knack for writing and want to make a difference in someone’s life, through the power of the written word, then please read on to learn more about writing for us, and fill out our contact form at the bottom of the page.
We look forward to collaborating with you!
Staff Writer Guidelines and Information
TOPICS WE COVER:
* Sharing your personal story. This is a format that some guest bloggers prefer; talking about your own life and story as a complex trauma survivor. You can include things such as the struggles you faced while the traumatic events were actively taking place, how you coped, your support system (or lack thereof), what it was like on a daily basis both then and now, etc.
Remember to be mindful of privacy; consider changing names and places in order to not disclose information you aren’t comfortable with.
Use appropriate details in order to accurately tell your story, but try to avoid intense graphic details and imagery that may be overly triggering.
* A Mental Health Challenge or Mental Illness that you are passionate about. Examples: CPTSD Symptoms, CPTSD Awareness, Suicide Awareness & Prevention, Anxiety Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, etc. As long as it pertains to healing from trauma.
* Research you’ve done in a particular area of complex trauma recovery, factors that contribute to complex trauma, coping skills to aid in healing from complex trauma, etc.
* Partner Support: If you are a spouse, partner, friend, or sibling to a complex trauma survivor, or you have an active role in the life of someone who struggles with complex trauma symptoms. Your insight and experiences could help others who are in a similar role and looking for support.
* While we do not have a set word count, typically anywhere from 700-1200 words is average for personal story account. Educational and Research content typically ranges from 1,000-2,000 words. However, feel free to write more to sufficiently cover the subject of your article. The key is to be thorough, accurately credit any sources you reference, and keep our readers engaged.
* Please submit your initial article to us in a document format such as Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or a Google Doc. We will not accept submissions written in an email or a text pad doc.
* Be sure and run your article through spell and grammar check before submitting it. When you send it, it should be ready to go for publishing (although we will also check it over thoroughly during our review process).
* Be mindful of using intense or derogatory language. We allow the use of light profanity, however intense and constant use of profanity can take away from the message of your story. Exceptions to this can be made by letting us know when you submit your content for review.
* Include a short 1 paragraph bio at the bottom of your article, and any social media accounts you have.
* You can remain anonymous if you like, however for the purposes of the review process, we will need your first and last name, as outlined in the contact form.
* Accurately cite all sources and content that you do not own.
* While we cannot guarantee we will use your submission, we will review it and let you know either way.
You will always be given full credit for each one of your submissions that we publish on our blog. In addition, you’ll be given a contributor account on our website.
Reach a Large Audience
Your article will appear on the front page of our website for 3 weeks and listed permanently on our blog page: searchable by the thousands of our website visitors each week.
We may also use your article as a reference on one of our Daily Recovery Support Calls. If we do, we’ll contact you, and give you the option to join us and talk about your work.
Making a Difference
You can feel good knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life. Your dedication to writing can help educate, validate, and encourage someone who truly needs it.
Ready to Get Started?
Fill out the informational form below, and we’ll be in contact with you soon.