Please read the guidelines below before submitting your story.
The Care Paradox publishes articles written by those working as caregivers in the US as well as those being cared for. Our aim is to give those affected by the caregiver crisis a voice in a world where they are being increasingly ignored and marginalized.
Our audience obviously includes caregivers and those being cared for, but our aims are for their stories to find a much wider audience.
- Any American that has not considered how or who might care for them when they need it – we will all need help at some point.
- Legislators who may understand the state of the care system, but have yet to take action
Style & Length
We welcome all writing styles and levels and do not frown upon strong points of view and an informal writing style.
Give credit where it is due. Check all of your facts and quotations, citing the original sources, not the source that quoted the original source.
Avoid self-promotion in the article. Your author bio is a good place to do that.
Articles range in length from 800 words to 2,500 words.
All written content should be relevant for one of the following sections:
Stories Of Those Receiving Care
- The True Value Of Being Cared For – Stories written by people that have been helped by caregivers. This is an opportunity to highlight the people that do truly amazing work. The type of questions you might want to address include:
- What does having a caregiver mean to you?
- What would life be without your caregiver?
- What was your situation?
- Who helped you and how?
- What difference did it make?
- What is life like for you now?
- What do you think about the CareParadox being faced in the US?
- State of the Nation – Research that highlights the challenges and opportunities to support caregivers and offer more and better care to those in need.
- Behind the Curtains – What’s really going on behind closed doors in the caregiving profession. The type of questions you might want to address include:
- What are you seeing?
- How are you feeling?
- How is your work impacting you and those around you?
- Why did you choose the care profession?
- What’s the best part of being a carer?
- What’s the most challenging part of being a carer?
- Do you have what you need to be able to provide the care people need?
- Would you recommend others join the profession?
- What sacrifices are being made as a result of your work?
- People We’ve Failed – The stories of the people we’re failing, not the numbers. The humans that did not receive care when they most needed it.
We do not pay any writers for content.
Feature writers will be profiled with a headshot and short bio (less than 50 words), and we can include two social IDs as part of an author’s byline.
Articles submitted must not have appeared in any other publication, print or digital.
If you have any questions or articles for submission, please contact us.
What happens next?
All submissions are reviewed regularly by the team. You will be notified if your article is accepted (or not) within three weeks of submission.