Are you ready to share your story?
Are you ready to help someone share theirs? It’s easier than ever to contribute to The Facing Project.
What’s in it for you?
- Your story can help others
- An editor will work with you on the story
- Stories are published on our site and may be featured on our social media channels
- Every story is archived at Ball State University, so it will outlive all of us even if the zombie apocalypse happens
- Stories may even be featured on the NPR-produced Facing Project show
Here’s how to contribute:
Step 1: Find a partner! All stories are told using The Facing Project model. This means you aren’t alone. Each story is a collaboration between writer and storyteller.
(Definitions: Storyteller = person sharing their lived experience; Writer = collaborator who listens to storyteller and helps create and organize an approximately 1,000 word story based on their conversation)
Step 2: Read our 10 tips for Writing a Facing Project story. If you don’t follow the model, we can’t publish your story. So please read!!!
Step 3: Collaborate with your partner on a first-person narrative told from the storyteller’s perspective.
Step 4: Submit your story. Include the writer’s and storyteller’s (unless remaining anonymous) names and contact info in your document.
Step 5: Our editors will review your story in the next week, make suggestions, and get back to you.
Step 6: Read and sign the agreement for your role (Storyteller Release or Writer Release). Both writer and storyteller must complete their forms in order to be included in the project. (Note: you retain rights to the story, but grant us the rights to share the stories in all the ways stories can be shared.)
Step 7: Your editor will send you instructions on how to finalize your story for acceptance.
Step 8: Congrats! Your story will be published on The Facing Project site.