Join Lonely Tear Writers Family
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We appreciate your interest in joining our family of writers, but before we do, take some time to understand what we stand for.
We aim to spark an intentional conversation about the ever changing relationship dynamic in the 21st century.
We only write about relationships. We hope your writing strives to help us achieve our ultimate goal.
Over 8,00 contributors have published over 75,000 articles. We’ve had over 20 million readers from every country in the world. And we’ve had Editors from around the globe, including The US, Canada, The UK, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, and Laos.
Lonely Tear Submission and Style Guidelines
By using Lonely Tear, you are agreeing to our Terms of Service web as well as our Terms and Conditions specifically for submissions. When you submit, you also agree to receive emails from Lonely Tear. You can unsubscribe any time.
Per our Editorial Guidelines, will not accept material that is sexually explicit or contains profanity, hate language or slurs. This includes text, video, and/or photos that are part of submissions.
- Here are some of the subjects we write about. This is not an all-inclusive list, just for starters: Marriage, Masculinity, Dating, Relationships, Spirituality, Sexuality and Gender Issues. Find out more on our About Page or view our open Calls for Submissions.
- If you include photos, images or artwork with your post, you must own the actual art, or have explicit, written permission to publish it. We reserve the right to substitute our own photos, especially if we cannot prove rights ownership. All videos or audio included with the work must have an embed code.
- Follow AP Style guidelines regarding numbers, capitalization, abbreviations, and punctuation, with one exception. For em dashes, use three hyphens—with no spaces before and after the dashes, even when using quotation marks—“like this.” And remember: AP Style calls for only one space after a period or colon. If you put two spaces between sentences, your submission will be printed, shredded, and set on fire. Numbers under 10, like nine or eight, should be spelled out, except in the case of ages, like a 5-year-old girl, or a boy, 6.
- Some General Writing Suggestions: 1) Be clear; say exactly what you mean. 2) Avoid cliches like the plague. 3) Avoid beginning sentences with “Look,” “Listen,” “You see,” or “Now”. 4) Avoid rhetorical questions. 5) Avoid squishy, meaningless adjectives, like “quite,” “somewhat,” and “interesting.”
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