Story Awards

Speaking Out for Change

World Pulse seeks stories addressing the challenges and triumphs of speaking out. Whether you deliver your message through shouts, whispers, song, sign language, or the written word—your voice is important!

What does it take to express yourself and share your truth with the world?

Maybe someone has told you your voice doesn’t matter. Maybe you face threats because you stand for change. Maybe you are your own worst critic.

Whether you speak out with confidence or hesitate over a keyboard—wherever you are in your journey, sharing your story can make the way easier, not just for yourself, but for others as well.

This prompt is about self-expression, and we welcome creative submissions. Poems, songs, essays, video—submit stories in any medium to honor your authentic voice and vision!

THIS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS CLOSES ON 2 JULY AT 11:59 PST.

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