Submission Guidelines

For Breast Can­cer Well­ness Magazine’s sto­ries and edi­to­r­ial arti­cles that ben­e­fit breast can­cer patients and thrivers and their caregivers

“There is a light in this world…a heal­ing spirit much stronger
than any dark­ness we may encounter.
We some­times lose sight of this force…
Where there is suf­fer­ing and too much pain.
And sud­denly the spirit will emerge…
Through ordi­nary peo­ple and answer in extra­or­di­nary ways.
God speaks in the silence of the heart when we lis­ten.”
- Mother Teresa

Breast Can­cer Well­ness Mag­a­zine Thriver Profiles

The heal­ing expe­ri­ences of breast can­cer sur­vivors are the heart and rea­son we pub­lish the Breast Can­cer Well­ness mag­a­zine. Pro­file arti­cles are to be between 300 and 1800 words. The sto­ries are to be writ­ten in pos­i­tive and uplift­ing words from your heart. They can be about you or some­one you know. We encour­age sto­ries from any age and that address any stage or aspect of our heal­ing needs. The sto­ries can be funny, sad, emo­tional, com­pas­sion­ate, joy­ful– all emo­tions are wel­come as long as they project inspi­ra­tion or empowerment.

The sto­ries can include:

  • How you over­came breast cancer.
  • What your most chal­leng­ing expe­ri­ence or fear was and how you specif­i­cally over­came or man­aged your chal­lenge, emo­tion, or fear.
  • What you have learned about your self, your life, or your community.
  • The sto­ries may also include how oth­ers (fam­ily, friends, med­ical, com­mu­nity, etc) helped you in your heal­ing experiences.
  • What you learned about heal­ing, or any aspect of empow­er­ing your mind, your body, or
    your spirit.
  • How breast can­cer has changed your life or your lifestyle, career, or rela­tion­ship with self, with mar­riage, with oth­ers, or with God.

The pur­poses of these sto­ries are to show how sur­vivors have gone beyond their med­ical treat­ments, and how they have con­nected with some­thing deeper within them­selves to advance their heal­ing experiences.

Sub­mit­ted sto­ries are sent to the edi­to­r­ial review com­mit­tee. If selected, you will be asked to pro­vide can­did, full color, high res­o­lu­tion pho­tos of your­self, fam­ily mem­bers or friends. The designer of the mag­a­zine loves lifestyle shots in addi­tion to posed pho­tos. These pho­tos can be of a favorite moment, a vaca­tion, or taken when you didn’t know the cam­era was on you. We ask that you pro­vide sev­eral shots for the designer to choose from. We do not make any com­mit­ments as to which pho­tos will be selected to appear with your printed story. Nor do we make any com­mit­ment as to who the cover girl of the mag­a­zine cov­ers will be; some­times this deci­sion is deter­mined by the high­est qual­ity photo. Full sized, full color, and high res­o­lu­tion pho­tos are many times the final deter­mi­na­tion which arti­cles appear in the mag­a­zine. If pho­tos require cred­it­ing the pho­tog­ra­pher, it is nec­es­sary that this infor­ma­tion be pro­vided at the time of sub­mit­ting the photos.

It is okay to check on the sta­tus of the sub­mis­sion of your story and to con­firm it has been received.

Please email your “Pro­files of Well­ness” story to email.

We rarely accept sub­mis­sions that have appeared else­where. Once your story has appeared in the mag­a­zine or posted on our web­site, you have our per­mis­sion to have your story reprinted else­where, but we ask that you include that your story first appeared in the Breast Can­cer Well­ness Mag­a­zine (or web­site) and to include what vol­ume and issue it appeared it, as well as our web­site, www.breastcancerwellness.org.

By sub­mit­ting your story, you acknowledge:

  • That you are grant­ing per­mis­sion for your story to be pub­lished with our organization.
  • Your arti­cle is not pla­gia­rized and that it is a true experience.
  • That your story may or may not be accepted for pub­li­ca­tion in the mag­a­zine or to be posted on the website.
  • That the story may be edi­to­ri­ally or cat­e­gor­i­cally changed once it is received and that any changes will be for­warded to you prior to going to print.

Each and every breast can­cer sur­vival story IS very important! Do not be dis­cour­aged if your arti­cle is not accepted for imme­di­ate pub­li­ca­tion. Most sur­vivors advise that just putting their story into writ­ten words becomes very ther­a­peu­tic for them, and what a won­der­ful bless­ing that is in itself. Also, if your story is not selected, feel free to sub­mit another one.

You will only be con­tacted IF your story is being con­sid­ered to appear in the Breast Can­cer Well­ness Mag­a­zine or website!

Sorry, at this time, we do not pro­vide remu­ner­a­tion for any printed or posted arti­cles or stories.

Edi­to­r­ial Arti­cles:
Peri­od­i­cally, the Breast Can­cer Well­ness Mag­a­zine con­sid­ers unso­licited arti­cles of inter­est for their readers.

The num­ber of words falls into two cat­e­gories: One page arti­cles, which are to be between 300 to 450 words and all other which are to be between 500 and 1800 words.

If the arti­cle pro­motes or endorses spe­cific prod­ucts or ser­vices or if you or the orga­ni­za­tion that you are rep­re­sent­ing receive remu­ner­a­tion for the prod­ucts or ser­vices men­tioned, this is con­sid­ered a form of adver­tis­ing, and adver­tis­ing rates will be applied. Arti­cles may or may not be selected based upon paid adver­tis­ing that your orga­ni­za­tion has with The Breast Can­cer Well­ness Mag­a­zine or Website.

Pri­or­ity selec­tion of arti­cles to appear in The Breast Can­cer Well­ness Mag­a­zine or to be posted on www.BreastCancerWellness.org are based upon three cri­te­ria:
1. Cur­rent, rel­a­tive, and ben­e­fi­cial infor­ma­tion for breast can­cer patients and sur­vivors.
2. Unbi­ased jour­nal­ism.
3. The arti­cle aligns with the finan­cial respon­si­bil­i­ties and integrity of the Breast Can­cer Well­ness mis­sion. Print­ing, postage, and dis­tri­b­u­tion costs are the bulk of our finan­cial expenses and by adding more pages to the mag­a­zine to sched­ule new or unso­licited arti­cles increases all costs and we ask that you con­sider help­ing us with the finan­cial
require­ments it takes to pro­duce the magazine.

At the end of your arti­cle, feel free to include your email, con­tact infor­ma­tion and website.

By sub­mit­ting your arti­cle, you acknowledge:

  • That you are grant­ing per­mis­sion for your arti­cle to be published.
  • Your arti­cle is not plagiarized.
  • That your arti­cle may or may not be accepted for pub­li­ca­tion in the mag­a­zine or to be posted on the website.
  • That the arti­cle may be edi­to­ri­ally or cat­e­gor­i­cally changed prior to going to print, with or with­out your per­mis­sion. How­ever, any major changes will be for­warded to you prior to going to print.

If your arti­cle is selected, you will be required to pro­vide a full color, high res­o­lu­tion (300 dpi) photo along with your mini bio. Please email arti­cle to email.

We do accept adver­to­r­ial arti­cles to be posted on the web­site or to appear in the mag­a­zine, but adver­tis­ing rates apply.

We do not accept News or PR Releases because if we accepted for one, we would have to accept for all, and with­out finan­cial sup­port, it just isn’t possible.

Sorry, at this time, do not pro­vide remu­ner­a­tion for any printed or posted arti­cles or stories.

Thank you,

Bev­erly Vote
Pub­lisher and Founder, Breast Can­cer Wellness