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We Want to Hear Your Stories

Hey students! Do you have any stories about living with a wellness challenge that you’d like to share with an audience of students nationally? 

Real Campus is looking for original content about student life for their new community platform, re:tell

re:tell is a digital magazine for students like you to share personal stories, and to break down the walls of shame and stigma that keep people from living their best lives.

We’re looking for honest, heartfelt written pieces that reflect the diversity of student experiences. Struggle and success, resistance and resilience, grief and growth⁠⁠—⁠⁠ it’s all welcome. 

The focus will be on mental health, but we welcome stories about coming to terms with and working through any kind of wellness challenge physical, emotional, social, spiritual, or otherwise. 

If you would like your submission to be considered for our first round of stories, send it to us at by midnight on November 11th, 2019. Submission guidelines and details follow. 

Submission Guidelines: 

  • You must be enrolled at a post-secondary institution or have recently attended one
  • Submissions should be 500 to 1000 words 
  • Content must be about your life as a student and must use respectful and inclusive language 
  • Submissions must include a title 
  • Submissions (and titles) may be subject to edits or modifications by our editorial team 
  • You may request to have your submission shared anonymously. If this is the case, please indicate this in your submission. 

How do I submit? 

  • Send an email to with the following: 
    • Your first and last name: 
    • Would you like to have your name published when your piece is shared? (Yes or No):  
    • The school you attend: 
    • Any social media handles you want to publish with the submission: 
      • Instagram: 
      • Twitter: 
      • Other: 
    • RE:TELL SUBMISSION as the subject line
    • Your written submission – please copy and paste it into the body of the email and not as an attachment. Attachments always complicate things! 

Any submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered for publication.  

And then what? 

Our team will confirm the receipt of your submission. We’ll then review your submissions and select those for publication by the end of November. Successful submissions will be published weekly. You will be notified if your submission is published. 

What should I write about? 

  • Tell us the most challenging part of starting post-secondary studies 
  • Tell us how have had to evolve during your time as a student 
  • Tell us how you maintain your mental health through busy semesters, exams, summers off, etc.
  • Tell us what resources have helped you get through 
  • Tell us about dating as a student or about getting through a breakup
  • Tell us about being far from home or finally finding home
  • Tell us about living with your family while studying 
  • Tell us about going back as a mature student

Thank you! We can’t wait to hear your stories.