Stories and Poems

We Welcome Your Stories and Poems!

We have many How to Overcome… books in development and we regularly add new titles. If you have an inspiring story or poem you want to submit but it doesn’t fit with any of the topics below, please save it and check this page again in the future to see if we have added a topic that’s a better match.

If you have a story or poem that you think fits two of the topics below, you may submit it to both. Then let us know in the Comments section that you’ve done so. Also, you may submit more than one piece for each book.

We are always looking for new talent. So, whether you are a regular contributor or this is your first time submitting, please share your story or poem with us. For first time submissions, please visit our Story Guidelines (link) page, which will answer many of your questions about subject matter, length, and style. Please scroll through the topics listed below to see what we're working on! Then click on the Submit Your Story link and you will be taken to our submission form.

  • Bullying
  • Losing a job
  • Being alone
  • Being single
  • My bad relationship
  • My bad marriage
  • My dysfunctional family
  • Failing at school
  • Failing at work
  • Cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Bankruptcy
  • Being betrayed
  • My toxic friendship
  • Racism
  • Poverty
  • Abuse
  • Shyness
  • Mental Illness
  • Social Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Tragedy
  • Loss if a loved one
  • Failure to launch
  • My health emergency