Aiming for Hope

Launching Fall 2022

Contributors wanted for the 2022-2023 year

Aiming for Hope is a digital magazine that shares inspiring stories of individuals with invisible illness. Our hope is that our readers will feel empowered to live out the life that they were meant to live.

We are currently looking for contributors to share stories, essays, poems, expert opinions, and more. See the full list of contributions below.

We’re aiming to launch September 2022 of this year, with our first quarterly issue.

If you’d like to contribute, see the full details below and submit an application. If approved, you’ll continue on to the submission process.

¬†We’re excited to share your story and content with our readers!

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Currently Looking For

We are currently looking for content in the following categories. Content is non-exclusive, meaning content that has already been published or submitted elsewhere can still be entered as a submission.

Inspiring Stories

Share your story of how you successfully manage your chronic or invisible illness. You may be invited to do an on-camera interview.

Expert Opinions

If you are an expert that is certified in your field (doctor, nutritionist, etc.) or highly respected (ie. you have been featured in major media outlets), you are welcome to submit an expert opinion.

Recipes

Share a healthy recipe with high quality photos. Recipes that follow AIP, gluten free, vegan, dairy free diets are most welcome.

Poetry & Essays

Written art in the form of poetry or essays that offer rays of hope for our readers

Artwork

Illustrated artwork, paintinhovergs, photography are welcome.

Other

Feel free to contribute any other content type that you feel will inspire and uplift our audience.

We are not looking for:

  • Articles that are not relevant or helpful to the individuals with invisible illness
  • Promotional business pitches
  • Articles that lead to a network marketing business
  • Conspiracy theories or articles without solid science
  • Content that promote toxic positivity or gaslight
  • Content that is generally offensive, potentially offensive, controversial, or questionable

Content may be declined if:

  • We have reached the maximum number of articles for a specific topic (ie. there are too many articles on the same topic)
  • Excessive spelling and/or grammar errors
  • Photo quality does not meet standard
  • Content is out of season

About the Editor

Hey fellow spoonie,

My name is Stacy and I am the founder and creator of Aiming for Hope. I created Aiming for Hope as a way to inspire individuals with chronic and invisible illness. My aim is to bring hope to the chronic illness community by sharing inspiring stories of individuals who have lived fulfilling lives, while also living with their illness.

My goal is not to minimize, diminish, or ignore chronic illness, but rather to help others find purpose even with chronic illness.

I currently live in San Diego, California with my husband and two kids. I love Disney World and try to go every year.