We appreciate your interest in sharing your story with the Elephants and Tea AYA (adolescent and young adult) cancer community!
Please read the guidelines below before submitting using the form at the bottom of this page.
Our Director of Content will reach out to you once your submission has been reviewed. Because of the influx of submissions we receive, this will take a minimum of two weeks.
Most articles submitted will be shared only on our website, as we post four articles a week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Due to the amount of submissions we receive, articles are scheduled up to six months in advance.
Current Digital Submission Theme:
Mental Health – Due Friday, March 29
*theme description below
We have four quarterly print magazines that come out in March, June, September, and December. While we would love to include every submission in one of our magazines, we unfortunately are unable to do so.
Current Magazine Submission Theme:
June 2024 Issue: Dear Cancer – Due Friday, February 23
*theme description below
Digital Call for Submissions:
*Submissions Due: Friday, March 29
In what ways has cancer impacted your mental health? Does your mental health look different after cancer than it did before? Are there things that make you anxious or are triggering now? What about things that make you feel sad or alone in your experience? Have you sought help or support for your mental health? What was that like? Have you experienced stigma surrounding mental health and reaching out for help?
2024 Magazine Themes:
March Issue – Friendships
June Issue – Dear Cancer
*Submissions Due: Friday, February 23
If you could speak to cancer, what would you say? Would you share your anger, sadness, gratitude, hope, indifference, or something else? How would you describe and speak to cancer if you could give it a face or a name?
September Issue – The Ghosts of Cancer
*Submissions Due: Friday, June 21
What is something you have lost or experienced through cancer that haunts you? What are some unwanted things that cancer added to your life? What are some things that are missing from your life now? Describe what that loss or addition feels like.
December Issue – Expectations
*Submissions Due: Friday, September 13
What are some expectations you’ve experienced surrounding cancer? Have expectations from others changed since cancer? What about those toward yourself? Do you have different expectations of others after what you have been through
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