Because storytelling has the power to shift perspective and #swaaythenarrative

In accordance with SWAAY’s mission to uplift underrepresented voices in the media and in support of the current protests for racial justice, we are offering up our editorial services and publishing platform for FREE to members of the Black community to share their stories with the world in this time of crisis. If you are interested in sharing your story and getting published on SWAAY, please fill out the form below.

  • Upload Your Article

    You can either upload your text file or share the full text below.

#ShareBlackStories FAQs

1. After I submit my first story, can I still use my SWAAY account after?

You bet! At SWAAY, we’re dedicated to uplifting diverse voices now and always. So that means you’ll have full and complete access to a SWAAY membership moving forward. To find out more about what we have to offer, you can review our membership landing page — just make sure you come back here to get your free account!

2. Is there a limit to how many articles I can self-publish as a member?

Nope! At SWAAY, we want you to share your voice in the way that works best for you — whether that means submitting content once a week, once a month, or once a year.

3. How long does it take to get published on SWAAY?

There can be up to a week of turnaround time between submitting and publication, due to editorial needs and scheduling capabilities, but we place a huge emphasis on working with our contributors one-on-one to make sure they are sharing their authentic voices at the highest level possible. This is what really sets our self-publishing platform apart, and trust us, it’s worth the wait.

4. Does SWAAY promote member content outside of their website? Social media, email, etc.

Definitely! SWAAY is your one-stop-shop for content creation, from ideation and execution to publication and promotion. We help you through strategizing and crafting your content until it’s ready to be published on the SWAAY homepage. Once your article is live, we share it on all of our social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) and we also promote our new members and member contributions in our weekly newsletter. If you’re interested in receiving this newsletter, you can subscribe here.

5. Can I republish my SWAAY content elsewhere?

Absolutely, at SWAAY we’re here to support you on your own content creation journey, whether that means publishing everything on SWAAY, on your blog, or anywhere else online. It’s your content, so it’s your choice where it’s published. All we ask is that you link back to the original article on SWAAY wherever you publish it elsewhere, but whether or not you do that is still up to you!