General Submission Guidelines

  • Be honest. STRANDS is a place for you to feel safe, supported and creative.
  • No profanity, abuse, violent or sexually explicit content will be considered. If the only chance that you would ever post it is under a pseudonym in the darkest corners of Wattpad, then it’s probably too much for STRANDS.
  • Your submission should be between 200 to 500 words. While we love a good novel (this page included!), we can’t guarantee to post anything longer than 500 words.
  • You must include a photo with your submission. Your photo should be at least 900px wide and have something to do with your writing topic.
  • Your photo can not include profanity, violence, abuse or sexually explicit content of any kind.
  • If you include your photos in a Microsoft Word document, we can not guarantee we will accept them or your essay so please upload your photos using the file upload button!


Ready to show us what you got?

Take note! There are 2 ways you can send your goods: either copy and paste your writing in the “writing submission” field (remember, you’ll still need to send a picture using the file upload too) or use the file upload to send a .doc or .docx that has your writing in it (photos will still need to be separate!).

  • Any author chosen who is under the age of 18 will only have their first name published with their article. Please be honest!
  • Fill out all that apply
  • This can be either a GDY given topic or you can pick your own subject!
  • Every good article needs an attention grabbing title. What's yours?
  • Copy and paste your text in the box below
  • You MUST upload at least one (1) photo in order for your submission to be considered.

    File types accepted:
    text files: .doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf
    image files: .jpg, .png

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