Submit a Story

Thank you for your interest in submitting your personal story, educational article, class paper, and other content related to the environment, health, advocacy, nature, wildlife, and water quality. The Advocates Voice is working to share content from communities throughout the United States because we believe in amplifying every voice and personal impact story. We would love to work with you!

Our online publication averages 10,000+ views a month with 60,000 subscribers to our newsletter. Please add the Advocates Voice to your press release list! 

Below you will find some editorial guidelines and insight into topics that fit this publication. When submitting, you may need to use a computer, not your smartphone. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Topics for The Advocates Voice: 

•  In-depth investigative reporting on conservation, nature-driven projects, pollution, environmental health, education, and policies surrounding environment and health.

• Excellent resources for readers to learn and use; letter drafts, how-to, links, etc.
• Testimonies of overcoming disease and promoting early detection and prevention methods by bringing awareness to environmental exposures and illnesses.

• A summary of how your community has been affected by pollution with linked sources, documents, and photography.

• Exciting DIY projects, recipes, and designs that promote sustainable living.

• Features on businesses that are environmentally friendly.

• Features on safe products that promote zero contaminants in the environment.

• Pollution issues that are happening in your area; algae blooms, sewage spills, contamination, phosphate mining, industry disposal, etc.

• Stories about advocacy and activism with tips and tricks.

• Positive stories of government officials stepping up to make a difference.

• Reasons you love nature; photography, favorite places to visit, beach life, food, hiking, adventure, etc.

Content that is not accepted: 

•  Sensational: Content that is disrespectful, intimidating, hostile, belittling, degrading, humiliating, or threatening to one individual or a group will not be accepted.

•  Discriminative: Articles that discriminate against any views or have defamation and hate speech and have personally-identifying information. 

•  Biased Politics: Articles that are misleading or directed at one political party. Stick to facts, legislation, and civic engagement tips without personal opinions regarding party affiliation.  

•  Advertisements: Articles that are written as ads or for solicitation of funds. The Advocates Voice does team up with brands that align with our mission. Please email our team if you are interested in providing our readers with a discount, hosting a giveaway, or an affiliate link. 

•  Sexually Explicit Content: The Advocates Voice does not accept content about sexually explicit material or products. Articles should not contain references or links to sexual material, illegal material, or profane language. 

•  Copyrighted Material: Copying articles, opinion columns, or news stories from other websites is prohibited. Using copyrighted content from other sources is a violation of The Advocates Voice's Terms of Service. 

Content Requirements: 

Medical & Legal Disclaimers: Articles that discuss medical or legal advice must have disclaimers so the reader knows their responsibility to seek care to address their personal needs.

•  Sources: Documents and sources are required for accuracy. Articles should be sourced with documents, links, studies, videos, and dates of events.

•  Grammar: Free of spelling and grammatical errors and should be written entirely in English. Acronyms should include definitions so that the average reader can understand. 

Duplicate Content: If your article is being cross-posted (shared on other sites), the sites need to be listed at the end of the articles. "Also published in..." 

Best image quality practices for this publication: 

Due to how the Advocates Voice website is set up, we prefer horizontal images.

•  Please send anywhere from 2-50 original high-resolution images for us to consider

•  Images should be high-resolution digital images, all individuals (no collages)

•  Photos should be big, bright, and sharp, with no timestamps or watermarks. Low-quality images or out-of-focus images cannot be used. If you watermark your images, they must be in the lower right corner.

•  Just because we prefer horizontal images doesn't mean you shouldn't send vertical too! We can organize them so that they are side by side to better fit our website style.

We welcome several different methods for sending images. Here is an assortment of popular ways to share images:

•  Through email to
•  Dropbox folder link
•  Google Drive link
•  Smugmug link
•  Other photo album link

! Please ensure we have granted access to the album to download and include the gallery download pin (if needed). 


We ask that you kindly share any known social media handles for all involved - Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Be sure to double-check these handles for accuracy. You will be acknowledged as a contributing writer to the Advocates Voice. Please include a website or contact information you would like to share in your submission.

Interested in becoming a full-time contributor? 

The Advocates Voice has numerous authors with set-up profiles where they can submit directly to the site for pending publication. You must submit three articles for publication before applying as a full-time contributor. The benefits of becoming a contributor allow you to publish with an author profile directly linking your organization, group, or work while having a large readership outreach. 

After attending a welcome meeting to go over everything and signing a contract, you will receive a reporter's badge to gain access to events and places for news coverage. Other benefits include exclusive invites to online workshops. Please contact us for further information on becoming a contributor at


By submitting features to the Advocates Voice Publication, you assume responsibility or ownership of its copyrighted work. Make sure the included vendors agree with the plans to provide featured content. Please do not submit if a submission is pending elsewhere, as we do not retract scheduled features.

If your submission does not have images, we may use stock images but prefer not to.

Publishing on your personal blog or website is permitted. Please keep in mind that we are an exclusive publication with over 60,000 readers - if you wish to submit accepted content elsewhere, we ask that you get written permission from that publication to cross-post your article to the Advocates Voice. 

Our team will go through a review and suggested editing process if needed. We will ask for sources to substantiate claims if there are none, so please provide those at the bottom of your articles!

We love diversity. That's part of what makes this publication and the team behind it exceptional. We do not discriminate or prioritize photography sets based on color, religion, sexual orientation, dress size, or national origin. 

Do not forget to submit the following information

You can submit the following information to

•  Your Legal First & Last Name:
•  Do You Want to Remain Anonymous?
•  Do You Want to Use a Fictitious Name?
•  Email Address:
Title of Your Submission: 
Your Story or Text: You can form this as an article, interview, story, educational post with links, etc. Your text will be proofread. It's okay to embrace imperfection. We have a team ready to help.

•  Link to Image Gallery: Read the above guidelines for more information.
•  Gallery or Download Password:

•  Sources & Credits: Including but not limited to; photographers, stock image sources unless attribution is not required, videographers, the person quoted, references to research, video links, etc.

When submitting, you agree to the following: Other vendors involved in making this content were informed of my submission. I understand that once I submit this work for a feature, it will not be removed by any circumstance.

If you don't hear from us within three weeks, please follow up to ensure we receive your submission.

After your submission

Give the team adequate time to respond. Wait a week or so before following up. If you don't hear back within two weeks, send an email.

For any additional questions, contact us.