Welcome to the Essential Media submission form. We’re excited you’re here, and we look forward to reading your experiences of love, loss and courage in this age of COVID.

Please review our Submission Guidelines page for detailed information on the topics, emotional content and writing style Essential Media is seeking. Following our guidelines will give your submission the best possible chance of being shared with our readers – and the world!

Please make sure your contact information is accurate and complete. If your submission is selected, you will be asked to sign and return Essential Media’s Standard Author Agreement. Upon receipt of the signed Agreement, you’ll receive $250. Upon publication, you’ll receive 10 free copies of the book in which your submission appears as well as a portion of every qualified sale. Remember, if we can’t reach you, we won’t be able to select your contribution.

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2021.