How To Tell Your Tale

So you want to be a rock superstar? Live large, big house, five cars?

Oh. No, you actually want to publish an article for Mediocre Be Damned.

That’s cool too!

Here’s some guidelines on how to deliver a post that rocks our socks off.

Things You Must Do

  1. Create something about the making of marvellousness. This can be about the challenges, the rewards, the methods, the failures and successes, the tensions, the dumb-ass realisations, the frustrations or the tools. As long as it relates to the topic.
  2. Make it just for us. Of course you can link to it from your own website, but we get the original mojo.
  3. Write us a bio so we can send people to you.

Things What Are Totally Up For Grabs

Pick a medium, any medium! We love:

  • Articles
  • Slam poems
  • Comics
  • Videos
  • Artworks
  • Interviews
  • Sonnets
  • Soundtracks
  • Anything We Forgot To List Here

This is a chance to do something different from your usual style. Experiment. Do that thing you’ve wanted to do for awhile.

We encourage playfulness and celebrate interesting failure.

We especially love the exploration of tensions, the bravely naked, the pragmatically irrational, and the just plain silly.

If you’re giving us words, we love you extra if you suggest or provide images, too.

We are happy for you to promote your projects, resources or offerings if they align with our standards. And we’ll cheerfully use affiliate links if that’s an option.

We like punctuation. Punctuation is our friend.

We will offer editorial feedback on submitted articles, always and only to benefit the work. You will always get to approve changes before they’re published.

Our favourite format for words is an attached .txt document, with all HTML markups. Otherwise, a plain .txt attachment is fine too. (That’s NotePad for Windows, TextEdit for Mac. Just a plain text editor that won’t add fiddly things.)

Just have fun with it. Go deep. Be weird. We like that.

If you have any questions, please ask ’em!

Otherwise, we look forward to your awesome submission.

Love and roller skates,
Catherine