How to Submit a Post

We want to hear from you! 

To submit a post, please send it to cryingoutnow@gmail.com.    There are three sober women (Ellie, Lisa and Michele - please see our bios in the "Who We Are" tab) who are co-moderators, and who have access to this email account.    If you do not wish to use your personal email, you can open an anonymous yahoo, gmail or hotmail account for free to submit a post.  

Crying Out Now is a place for women to share their stories of drinking, addiction and recovery openly and honestly.    You do not need to be sober to submit a post; if you are wondering about your drinking, we want to hear from you.    You do not need to be a writer or blogger. 

If you are concerned about anonymity, you can choose to submit your post using a pseudonym or anonymously.   If you would like to link back to your blog, that's fine, too.


GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Please keep submissions to 1000 words or less.

Please speak only about yourself - tell your story, share your feelings and not anyone else's.

If you are the loved one or friend of an alcoholic, we want to hear from you, too; addiction effects everyone around the alcoholic or addict.    If you would like to submit a post as the loved one of an alcoholic or addict, please tell YOUR STORY.   This is not a place to vent or insult .. it is a place of open, honest healing.  

Please let us know how you would like to be known for your submission; you can use a pseudonym, post anonymously, or link back to a blog or twitter account.   


SUBMISSIONS: TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 We welcome your ideas, thoughts, comments and input. However, it is important that you understand our policies regarding submissions.
  1. By submitting your stories, comments, photos and other information (“Works”) to Crying Out Now in any format (through the Internet, telephone, facsimile, post, etc), you hereby agree to the following terms and conditions: 1. You hereby irrevocably assign to Crying Out Now all rights, title, claims and interest in and to the Works and therefore agree that upon submission, such Works immediately become the property of Crying Out Now, . and that all rights, claims, title and interest therein, including all rights of copyright, shall vest with Crying Out Now upon receipt.
  2. You understand and agree that by submitting the Works, Crying Out Now t may use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit , translate, distribute, perform and display the Works in any media or medium, or any form, format or forum now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose, in perpetuity without further notice. Crying Out Now will never reveal authorship of posts that are submitted anonymously or using a pseudonym if submitted posts are published in another format.
  3. Although we do love reading your submissions in all forms, we cannot guarantee that your Works will be posted or published. You also acknowledge that you may not get any credit for the Works in the event that submissions are accepted for publication.
  4. Finally, you understand that we will not return any submissions, regardless of whether they are published. Please do not submit any material which you would like returned to you as we will not return any of the materials submitted.
Please note that we are NOT licensed social works, therapists or addiction specialists.  We are not offering advice or answers - either physical or mental - here.  If you think your mental or physical health are at risk, please contact your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room.  Withdrawal from alcohol can be serious and may need to be supervised by a physician.