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Submission Guidelines

To ensure that this website is a safe space for survivors to share their stories, all posts are reviewed by moderators before they are visible on the website. You will receive an email notification when your submission appears on the website. We reserve the right to reject the submission if it is does not meet the criteria listed below.

Many gun violence survivors have said that it is especially meaningful to share how their life has changed forever because of gun violence or to share a special memory of their loved one. These submissions help to tell the stories behind gun violence statistics and inspire others who read your post to learn about you or the person behind your moment. If you feel comfortable when submitting your story, please tell us about who your loved one was as a person or how your own life has changed if you were wounded or threatened with a firearm. 

Guidelines for Submission:
Safety and privacy are of the utmost importance. Therefore, please be advised that all posts must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Please do not include personal identifiable information, such as phone number, mailing address, or email on publicly available portions of submissions.

  • Stories must be no more than 1000 words.

  • Stories that contain malicious, threatening, illegal, graphic, abusive, offensive or otherwise inappropriate content, or that promotes or advocates illegal activity may not be posted.

  • Posts that contain inaccurate or malicious attacks related to any person, entity, or organization will not be posted onto the site.

    Please do not include names, images or in depth descriptions of perpetrators in posts.

  • Posts should not include personally identifying information of individuals associated with a case (eg. lawyers, prosecutors etc) or individuals not essential to the story you are sharing.

    You can highlight your foundation or organization’s work, however this page cannot be used to solicit donations to fundraising pages of any kind.


  • No commercial solicitation or promotion of products is allowed on the site

  • Please only include photographs or other materials that you own

  • Stories without a personal connection to gun violence will not be accepted

  • Posts should not include broad political statements or arguments

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