This Call for Submissions was inspired by a Facebook post by Dayna Steele following the news of Chris Cornell’s death.
Not only a great musician and performer, but Chris was working every day to make a difference in this world. He started the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation (which is sadly just a black page today) to support children facing challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect. Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson writes music to help autistic children learn to speak. We give laptops to high school students trapped in poverty. It is all just a drop in the bucket but imagine how fast we could fill that bucket if we all did just one thing each day.
We are looking for NON-FICTION, biographical stories of men who have made a positive impact on the lives of others. Please share with us only public information; do not out a person or reveal any private information about any person (except yourself). We will prefer stories of men who are not yet in the spotlight. This is not to be a public relations piece! Please do write about your mentor, teacher or student, work colleague/supervisor/subordinate, someone in public service — any man who goes over and above to help others.
How do you know this man? How have you two impacted one another? Tell us, what has this man has done and for whom? How has his generous spirit (or other heroic qualities) made a difference in the lives of others? How has his life-changing work also changed his own life?
The Good Men Project is different from most media companies. We are a “participatory media company”—which means we don’t just have content you read and share and comment on but it means we have multiple ways you can actively be a part of the conversation. As you become a deeper part of the conversation (Which really is “The Conversation No One Else is Having), you will learn all of the ways we support our Writer’s Community—community FB groups, weekly conference calls, classes in writing, editing platform building and How to Create Social Change.
Here are more ways to become a part of The Good Men Project community:
Request to join our private Facebook Group for Writers—it’s like our virtual newsroom where you connect with editors and other writers about issues and ideas.
Click here to become a Premium Member of The Good Men Project Community. Have access to these benefits:
- Get access to an exclusive “Members Only” Group on Facebook
- View the website with no ads
- Get free access to classes, workshops, and exclusive events
- Be invited to an exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” with other Premium Members
- Free commenting badge, listing on our Friends page, and more.
Are you stuck on what to write? Sign up for our Writing Prompts emails, you’ll get ideas directly from our editors every Monday and Thursday. If you already have a final draft, then click below to send your post through our submission system.
If you are already working with an editor at GMP, please be sure to name that person. If you are not currently working with a GMP editor, one will be assigned to you.
Join our exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” — where community members are encouraged to discuss the issues of the week, get story ideas, meet other members and get known for their ideas? To get the call-in information, either join as a member or wait until you get a post published with us. Here are some examples of what we talk about on the calls.
Want to learn practical skills about how to be a better Writer, Editor or Platform Builder? Want to be a Rising Star in Media? Want to learn how to Create Social Change? We have classes in all of those areas.
However, you engage with The Good Men Project—you can help lead this conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century. Join us!
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