Welcome to The Good Men Project community. We think you're going to like it here.

The Good Men Project started 7 years ago with the idea to "spark an international conversation about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century." And oh, what a spark that has been. 

We have had over 6,000 contributors publish over 60,000 articles. We've had over 100 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. 

We've seen the conversation grow wider and deeper, more nuanced and more provocative. We’ve seen people change. We’ve seen men become more open to the idea of what masculinity is and how social pressures sometimes influence their choices. We’ve seen women become more understanding of men’s experience and what they’ve been through.

We’ve seen the connections between what we call the ‘Man-Box’ and social issues like racism, sexism, and homophobia, and that has given us insights into how to help create positive social change. We’ve seen the perception of Dads change throughout the years and we are proud that Good Men Project has been part of that change. We are no less in awe of the potential for what we can actually accomplish here than we were on the day we launched. The fact that we have just passed 300 million total pageviews (yes, 300 million)---still feels like just the beginning.

We believe you will enjoy contributing to a mission-based publication that has a vast reach and high engagement. We’ve built an incredible community here, and people who join The Good Men Project know that they have helped build something extraordinary.

Anyone can contribute, anyone can take part in The Good Men Project in some way. But if you really want to be a deeply engaged part of our community, please consider joining our Good Men Project Premium Membership community. For just $5 for Bronze, $20 for Gold, or for an all access pass to our classes, Social Interest Groups (SIGs) and their "ConvoVasts" ---and other ways of getting into our community that you just can't find in any other media company---join at the Platinum level. 

If  you want to build a bigger platform for your message and be a bigger part of spreading the message of The Good Men Project, you'll want to join our Premium Member Community where you'll have access to Calls with the Publisher, our private Facebook group, and training calls that teach you how to leverage what we've learned about tribe building and content promotion to increase your audience on any media site or your own blog.

*****We're giving you and all contributors a special access to a SECRET PERK on our IndieGoGo Crowdfunding campaign to all those interested in our CLASSES and WORKSHOPS.***** 

With this perk, you get $5 off our Platinum Membership and immediate access to all 6 of our recorded Rising Stars classes for writers. (Already a Platinum Member? Access the Libary here.) The classes include: 

  1. How to Be a Rising Star in Media 
  2. Advanced Writing Workshop 
  3. Advanced Platform Building 
  4. Be an Editor (Or Just Write Like One) 
  5. The Art and Science of Leadership 
  6. How to Create Social Change 

In addition to the recordings---you also get: 

-- Full Platinum Membership 

-- Weekly Call with the Publisher 

-- Columnist trainings 

-- Access to our Social Interest Groups 

-- NO ADS on the website. 


All for just $45! Use this Secret Perk link to access our IndieGoGo page. Once there, you will see the Secret Perk at the top of the campaign page. Please pass this along to anyone you think might be interested. 

Becoming a member will not guarantee an acceptance of your submission, but it will open the door to a wealth of community resources including---depending on your level---admission to our FB Writer's Group and Premium Members only discussion group, phone conversations with the publisher and a chance to meet other writers, contributors and editors, the ability to sign up for our twice-weekly Writing Prompts email, a Premium Member Commenting Badge and admission to our ongoing "Rising Stars" classes in Writing, Platform Building, Editing and Social Change. 

The trainings themselves are packed with information and designed to help you succeed--whether here at The Good Men Project or at any other media company you where you contribute. Our Social Interest Groups,  will give you an even deeper way into the community by being able to connect with people who share your interests and values. 

Are we charging people to write for us? Absolutely not. We have tons of people published every day who aren't members. Are we charging people to be part of a community where we offer everything in our arsenal to help them to be successful with their content and the change they want to create in the world? Yes, yes we are. And we're kind of proud of just how much we give our members.

It's a community unlike any other. And we think you're going to like it here.

The Good Men Project Submission and Style Guidelines

By using The Good Men Project website, you are agreeing to our Terms of Service, here. All contributors must agree to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS before submitting. When you submit, you also agree to receive emails from The Good Men Project. You can unsubscribe any time.

  • Include your full name, email address, and date of submission.
  • Please include a 2-3 sentence bio and have an author photo uploaded as a Gravatar. (Let us know the email attached to the Gravatar account if it is different than the email you submit with.)
  • Only on-brand submissions will be considered. We are having a conversation about what it means to be a man in the 21st century---and that conversation is wide and varied, mundane and provocative. But for a post to be considered, it must always be about, by, or focused on men---even if (or especially if) the contributor is a woman.
  • Want thought-starters right away? Click here to see our current open Calls for Submissions.

Content Standards: 

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 thought-starters
    • Dads & Families, Sports, Politics, Ethics, Marriage, Masculinity, Arts & Entertainment, Work and Business, Health, Wellness, Fitness, Mental Health, Aging, Dating, Relationships, Travel, and Adventure, takes on News Events, OpEds, Education, Spirituality, Sexuality and Gender Issues. You can also find out more about what we write about---along with our mission and vision---on our About Page.
  • Include a suggested headline and one sentence sub-headline for your story. Refer to the website for examples.
  • You may submit previously published work, put you must include all appropriate credits and links back to the original. By accepting our terms and conditions you acknowledge and grant permission to have the work re-published. 
  • 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. And 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. 

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Some General Writing Suggestions:

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Thank you for submitting to The Good Men Project. Our community. Your community. 

Size limit: 250-1200 words (with some flexibility)

Submissions may be in a variety of media: verbiage, video, audio, cartoon, etc.
Size limit: 250-1200 words (with some flexibility)

Submissions may be in a variety of media: verbiage, video, audio, cartoon, etc.
Size limit: 250-1200 words (with some flexibility)

Submissions may be in a variety of media: verbiage, video, audio, cartoon, etc.
Size limit: 250-1200 words (with some flexibility)

Submissions may be in a variety of media: verbiage, video, audio, cartoon, etc.
Size limit: 250-1200 words (with some flexibility)

Submissions may be in a variety of media: verbiage, video, audio, cartoon, etc.
Size limit: 250-1200 words (with some flexibility)

Submissions may be in a variety of media: verbiage, video, audio, cartoon, etc.
For submissions that in response to a call sent to the Movie Review Panel. 

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Size limit: 250-1200 words (with some flexibility)


Submissions may be in a variety of media: verbiage, video, audio, cartoon, etc.
-Submit up to 5 poems, single-spaced (no more than 10 pages total). Please do not put more than one poem on a page.

-Please include in your submission a 2-3 sentence bio and have an author photo uploaded on Gravatar.com. In your cover letter, let us know the email attached to the Gravatar account. A Gravatar account is necessary to create an “About the Author” box on the page, should your poem(s) be accepted.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know right away if a poem or poems is accepted elsewhere. We are no longer accepting previously published work.

-Responses to poetry submissions range from a couple of days to two months. Feel free to query if it's been longer than that.
DEADLINE January 31, 2017

Poets and poetry organizations everywhere are responding to the election results. Just this past week twenty nonprofits including the Academy of American Poets, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Canto Mundo, Cave Canem, Kundiman, Letras Latinas, the Poetry Foundation, and the Poetry Society of America joined in solidarity "to promote the value poets bring to our culture and communities." The newly formed Poetry Coalition maintains "It is through reading, writing, and discussing poems that we learn about one another on our most human level, inspiring empathy, compassion, and greater understanding of one another." Individual poets are speaking out as well, and various literary magazines are soliciting responses to Trump's election.

Given the platform our president-elect ran on, and given The Good Men Project's mission and values, we are interested in doing a poetry series on immigration and xenophobia. Poems can approach one or both of these topics in any way the writer sees fit. Everybody will be welcome to submit work, but we of course want to hear especially from people who have been directly affected by or who are in a position to be directly affected by these issues--people of color, immigrants and their family and friends, those who have faced incarceration or deportation, and so forth.

-Submit up to 5 poems, single-spaced (no more than 10 pages total). Please do not put more than one poem on a page.

-Please include in your submission a 2-3 sentence bio and have an author photo uploaded on Gravatar.com. In your cover letter, let us know the email attached to the Gravatar account. A Gravatar account is necessary to create an “About the Author” box on the page, should your poem(s) be accepted.

-Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know right away if a poem or poems is accepted elsewhere. We are no longer accepting previously published work.

-Responses to poetry submissions range from a couple of days to two months. Feel free to query if it's been longer than that.
We are looking for original video content that we can post to The Good Men Project YouTube channel and then embed into a post on our site. Your video will get double the exposure --- it can be found on YouTube but will also get the benefit of being seen by our 4 million monthly visitors to our website. 

Videos can be about any of the topics we talk about on a regular basis -- parenting, marriage, relationships, sports, gender, politics, war, the environment, gender, sexuality --- or more directly about our core mission: An exploration of what it means to be a man in the 21st century.