Before you submit your story, we’d like you to attend one of our shows so you can experience our unique vibe, hear stories, poetry and music that celebrate language and revel in the spirit of the Strong Words community.


We are always looking for new voices, especially those with a flair for language.

If you’d like to be a Strong Words storyteller, we encourage you to contact us.

Our writing guidelines are simple. Every story should be true, written in the first-person, and no more than 1,350 words.

Poet Alex


Poets of all styles from traditional to hip-hop are encouraged to share their words. 

Please email us your name, a brief bio and a few of your favorite pieces that you believe best reflect you as an artist.


We open and close every show with a musical performance.

If you’re a singer or singer/songwriter or instrumentalist and wish to perform at one of our shows, please contact us with a link to your work. We’d love to take a listen!