Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I count the words in my story?
A: You can use the free online tool at Word Count Tool. If you are using Microsoft Word, highlight and select the text of your story. Click on "Tools" in the top menu, then select "Word Count" from the drop-down menu.
Q: Do I need to write My Story in English?
A: At this time we are unable to read all submissions in all languages. The primary language for submission is English. However, if your language is represented in our translation tool, our community can use it to read your story. To find out, locate the "Translate Page" box on the top right of the page. If your language is there, you may write in your native language.
We look forward to welcoming many more languages in the future!
Q: Will my writing be edited?
A: Due to space constraints in the print magazine, World Pulse editors may have to edit your piece for length, clarity or content.
Q: How will the stories published in the magazine be chosen?
A: Submissions must follow all the given Submissions Guidelines. Preference will be given to unique, honest, personal, creative stories that showcase the true-life stories of women and their allies. The World Pulse editorial team reserves all rights to final decision making.
Q: I'm not sure how to use some of the PulseWire functions. Can you help me?
A: For an overview of the PulseWire site, please visit our General FAQ page here: Site Help/FAQ
Q: Who do I contact with additional questions about My Story?
A: You can submit questions to our Online Community Assistant, Breese McIlvaine, at firstname.lastname@example.org