Do you have a unique story to tell? Awesome advice for your peers? Thoughtful insights on a relevant issue? BLOOM is accepting personal narrative, advice, research/informational, humor, narrative, poetry, and opinion/editorial pieces for publication! If you are a military teen (AGE 13+), past or present, we encourage you to use your voice to empower your community by sending us your writing (blog posts and poetry). Please review our writing policy, then click the link below to submit your work.
Please only share pieces that are relevant to our audience of military teens. The best way to find out what type of content we usually publish is to explore the blog on our website. That said, if your piece is unique and different, yet still relevant to military teens, please share it with us anyway! We always welcome fresh ideas. However, we will not publish any writing that contain content that is derogatory, obscene, profane, or inappropriate in any other way.
As the writer of your piece, you retain all rights and ownership of anything you submit. We will not attempt to claim your work as our own. However, after your piece is published on Bloom, we ask that you do not release your work elsewhere for 90 days (seek exceptions by communicating with our editors). To gain more exposure for your article and for Bloom as a whole, we will share featured creations on our social media accounts. By submitting a project, you grant us permission to share your work on our Instagram, Facebook, and other social media accounts.
Please only use free or creative commons images on you work. If your images need to be paid for, we will remove them. Only submit work you have written entirely on your own. While it's entirely fine to have inspiration and quote others, plagiarism is not okay, and we will not publish your work if it is plagiarized. All quotes and research must be properly cited through hyperlinks and in text citation.
Please note that submission of writing does not guarantee it will be published, however, all pieces will be reviewed and considered. If your piece is selected by our editorial team, you will receive an email with further details. You will only receive an email from Bloom if your writing is chosen for publication. In order to ensure professionalism and clarity for readers, our editors will revise writing for grammatical, spelling and wording errors. All pieces are subject to review and changes. Major changes will be discussed with the writer via email. After selection, pieces may be published at any time at the discretion of the editing team.