Wow, I am so blessed to have you here. You! The teenager that the Creator of the universe is head-over-heels in love with. It's an honor to have you consider writing for Wholesomely Messy.


I absolutely love hearing about teen's stories and how God is using them to further His kingdom. I love the way God uses our messes and makes them into a message to move others toward Him. I would love to hear your story and the wisdom that you've picked up along the ride, too. That's what Wholesomely Messy is for. 

I believe words have the power to change people's lives and have the potential to rip apart our mindsets and be the foundation for something new to be built on. I believe it is vital to our humanity that we share our stories, who knows whose life would be turned around.

That's why I started Wholesomely Messy. I founded it so that you may have a way to share your message in a form of art (poetry, short stories, plays, photography)

WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT:

Wholesomely Messy is a platform to serve, love, encourage, and equip teenagers to have a better relationship with Christ. However you feel led to do that, I want to hear about it. Write about your relationship with Christ, your story, the mess you once was in or in the process of cleaning up, what you're learning, or just some encouragement for your fellow teenagers. I want to know you, not the facade that you wear. Tell me about the mess, and allow God to turn it into a message.

Topic ideas include but are not limited to: tips and how-to's, juvenile delinquencies, bible study, peer pressure, growing in faith, battling insecurity, overcoming abuse, personal growth, recovery and healing, body image, relationships, family, friendships, ministry, missions, anything Christocentric.

WRITING SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  1. In order for your writing to be featured, you must be a subscriber to SSA newsletters. To do so, follow SSA on Facebook and Instagram
  2. You will not receive payment for guest posting, except in joy and mental hugs!
  3. You can send your writing piece to stefnsylvester772@gmail.com or CLICK HERE.
  4. At least half of the content should be original and not posted elsewhere, except for poetry.
  5. If you quote someone, include their name next to the quote.
  6. We reserve the right to change, edit, or modify your post to better fit our audience and brand (i.e. grammar, wording, layout).
  7. We will NOT make major changes without consulting you first, such as the overall feel and message. We do not want to post anything that compromises you or your brand.
  8. The minimum amount of words should be 500 for stories and no limit for poems.
  9. Please include at least one Bible verse if you submit a story or poem.
  10. Please include the Bible translation along with each Bible verse you use (i.e. ESV, KJV, NLT, etc.)
  11. There needs to be a clear takeaway/action steps for the reader if you submit a story. Leave them with a thought-provoking question, lesson to be learned, or a tangible thing to do. (What's the purpose behind your words?)
  12. If you have a blog or website, please include it in your submission. I will include a link back to you.
  13. You are welcome to share the post on your social media and on your own website.
  14. You may also share the links of 3 of your social media sites, and I will include them in your bio.
  15. Your submission is considered for a collection of a #TeenStoriesSeries titled Wholesomely Messy.
  16. I will email you back with possible things for you to modify in your writing so it can be featured and/or the date in which it will be posted to Wholesomely Messy.

PHOTO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

If you choose to submit photos to go with your article, you MUST email the article and the photos to stefnsylvester772@gmail.com.
  1. You may include a picture of yourself with your bio to represent you.
  2. You may include other pictures to go with your blog post, and we will try to find a place for each one (No guarantees, though).
  3. The pictures must be your own, used with permission from original owner, or free for commercial use, and we are given full permission to use them. We will not be held responsible for any copyright or ownership infringements made by contributors.
  4. If the pictures are not your own, please provide photo sources and direct links to the photos. 
For any other questions or concerns, please contact me at stefnsylvester772@gmail.com

SUBMIT YOUR STORY OR POEM HERE


Thanks bunches! I am blessed to have you, and cannot wait to read your beautiful stories and poems! 
Let's inspire other teenagers out there together.



SUBMIT YOUR STORY OR POEM HERE