This website is driven by people like you sending in their stories, articles, discussion questions, news tips, and projects. We cannot post everything we receive, but following the submission guidelines carefully will give you the best chance of being published.
Email submissions to: [email protected]
Include the following with all story, article, or project submissions:
- Paste your submission into the body of your email. Do not attach your submission as a Word Document, Pages Document, or PDF file (or any other format) — since copying from those documents will make formatting your post for the web much more difficult.
- Include a 50-75 word bio of yourself, written in the third person (e.g. “Joe Smith is a 16-year-old superhero from Gotham City…”)
- Include a good photo of yourself to accompany your bio.
- Paste direct links to any social media pages or websites you’d like included on your author page.
We will occasionally re-post content that has been published on your personal blog. However, submitting already-published work will reduce your odds of being accepted.
Please submit original content and give us 3-4 weeks to decide whether to publish your piece. We receive a lot of submissions and may not have gotten to yours yet. You are always welcome to email us and check on the status of your submission.
ARTICLES: Publishing an article on TheRebelution.com is a great way to reach thousands of your peers around the world. Read the following guidelines carefully to give yourself the best chance of being published.
- Content: Articles can cover a wide-variety of topics relevant to young adults (e.g. productivity, high school or college, spiritual growth, motivational, etc.) They do not need to explicitly reference “rebelling against low expectations” but these kind of tie-ins are welcome.
- Length/Formatting: Aim for between 500-800 words. Keep your paragraphs short. More than 3-4 sentences will make your paragraphs too dense. Sub-headings to break up the content as well as numbered or bulleted lists also make your post more readable.
- Editing: We will likely copy-edit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. Articles that require substantive editing will most likely be rejected for that reason alone. If possible, have a good editor go over your submission before sending it in.
DISCUSSIONS: Have a question or topic you’d like to discuss with other Christian young people? Read the following guidelines and start submitting your ideas.
- Content: Discussions should be phrased as questions (e.g. “How do we change the world when the world doesn’t want to change?” or “Is dating during high school a good idea or a bad idea?”).
- Length/Formatting: Always submit a stand-alone question, but feel to include more elaboration to let everyone know why you’re thinking about this particular topic or what kind of responses you are/are not looking for.
- Editing: We will likely copy-edit your submission for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If what we end up posting doesn’t reflect your original question, just let us know.
NEWS: Teen-related news stories provide opportunities for inspiration, discussion, and engagement with the world around us. You can find those stories and send them in. This category does not require any writing.
- Content: We tend to focus on positive stories of young people doing extraordinary things — but any teen-related news story that sparks discussion can be submitted.
- Length/Formatting: Send in links to relevant news articles, videos, or other coverage. Only one source is necessary, but more are welcome.
PROJECTS: Working on a project? Don’t work alone. Share your project with our community and get prayer support and practical help from others. This is your opportunity to make a pitch to the world.
- Content: Projects can in-progress or just getting started. Tell us a little about yourself. Share where the idea came from, why you think it is important, and how other people can help.
- Length/Formatting: Shorter is better. Aim for between 500-800 words. You can always answer additional questions in the comment section. Keep your paragraphs short too. Break your post into sections with sub-headings (e.g. “The Story Behind the Project”).
- Editing: We will likely copy-edit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. Project entries that require substantive editing may be rejected for that reason alone. If possible, have a good editor go over your submission before sending it in.
STORIES: Learned any important lessons lately? Had a life-changing experience? Don’t keep those things to yourself. Encourage and challenge your generation with the things God is teaching you.
- Content: We’d love to hear what it looks like for you to do hard things at home, at school, in your community. We’d love to hear about the daily small decisions you’re making to be faithful to obey God and do what He’s called you to do — no matter how hard it is, no matter how young you are. We’d love to hear about how you are rebelling against low expectations for the glory of God.
- Length/Formatting: Aim for between 500-800 words. Keep your paragraphs short. More than 3-4 sentences will make your paragraphs too dense. Use sub-headings to break up the content as well (e.g. “What I Learned From My Mistake”).
- Editing: We will likely copy-edit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. Stories that require substantive editing or that are hard to follow will be rejected for that reason alone. If possible, have a good editor go over your submission before sending it in.