Story FAQ

Your content may be featured on, member station websites and websites of other public media entities, and on social media. PBS will remove content that contains inappropriate language, threats, attacks, name-calling, promotional material, or is off topic. Please only submit content that you own. Content should be free of commercial branding or logos.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of stories I should submit?

Please submit a personal story about how you and/or your community continue your cultural knowledge and traditions.

Which types of media can I submit?

Text, photos, audio and video.

Please only submit materials that you own – photos that you took, stories you wrote yourself, etc.

What makes a good story?

Your story should be authentic and personal. Your story should also have a concise message.

If you tell your story with text, including a photo is helpful (if available).

What happens after my content is submitted? When will it be visible on the site?

PBS and station partner KQED will review all submissions prior to appearing on the website. You will receive an email to notify you when your post is visible. Content deemed inappropriate will be rejected and will not appear on the website.

Why do you need my email address?

You will receive an email if your content is approved for posting on the site. PBS will not sell, rent, or disclose your email address to third parties unless otherwise notified. Please only provide your email address where prompted to in the tool, as this will not be made public. Please do not provide your email address in the body of your story, as doing so will cause your post to be rejected.

Why would the story I submit be rejected?

PBS will not post content that contains inappropriate language or content, threats, attacks, name-calling, promotional material, or off-topic material. Please only provide your first name where prompted to in the tool, as we cannot display full names. Providing your last name in the upload tool as well as your contact info will cause your story to be rejected. Your story will also be rejected if you submit materials whose rights are owned by others, such as a book excerpt or a copyrighted song.

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