Share Your Story on HavingTime

It Takes a Thousand Voices to Tell a Single Story

***Submissions Are Now Open***

Please read carefully through this page. Submissions that don’t follow our formatting and content guidelines will not be accepted.

What is HavingTime?

HavingTime is about better living in the ever-changing world. 

HavingTime creates a safe space for people to share their stories. When we are going through hardship, it can be hard to feel like we’re not alone. Our purpose is to share stories to counter this feeling of isolation and create a strong community of sharing and connectedness.

What stories do we feature?

  • Stories about significant life transformations
  • Stories that provide actionable physical and mental health wellness tips
  • Advice on how to foster healthy relationships and friendships
  • Stories on how to improve communication
  • Personal accounts of how you have overcome mental and physical wellbeing challenges

…and any story that works with the havingtime mission!

What makes a great story?

  • A story that is personal, touching, honest
  • A story that provides genuine help
  • A story that is engaging and inspiring
  • A story that is different from others on HavingTime


  1. Write a story that fits with the HavingTime mission
  2. Make sure it is between 500 – 1200 words
  3. Choose a title (!)
  4. Submit your story in the following format:
  • The story MUST be in the body of the email
  • The email subject line MUST be in the format: “Contribution: the title of the piece” (for example – “Contribution: How I overcame sadness”)
  • Include your bio (120 words) with relevant social/web links at the bottom of the email.
  • SUPER IMPORTANT (!), please include your email address linked to the gravatar profile (photo). Don’t have one? Create one here.
  • Send your story to contributions [at]
  • We work hard to respond to your article within 14 workdays.

Download the email format template here.

Disclaimer: The HavingTime team works tirelessly to respond to everyone promptly and feature stories that are truly helpful to the community. To make sure our stories are the best they can be we might suggest formatting or title changes. If these changes were to be made, we would send you a version with suggested edits before publishing. If HavingTime and the writer do not reach an agreement, the story will not be featured on  

Thank you for your wisdom, experience, and inspiration that you share with the world.
We love and appreciate you!

HavingTime team

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