Share Your Story

Do you have a story to tell? If you’re a Pacific person, by ethnicity or nationality, and would like to share your story, you’ve come to the right place. Please note that Talanoa is an independent platform which receives no funding from advertisers or other supporters. If your submission is accepted we can offer a humble compensation fee. You can talk about a project you’re working on, your personal story, or even the story of your community.

This platform exists because of Pacific people, for Pacific people, by Pacific people.

We are looking for –

Personal Essays, responsive opinion pieces, Q & A’s with Oceanic peoples, features or profiles of Oceanic peoples, Video, Photography, Visual Art & Illustrations

Submission guidelines – 

  • We accept submissions from storytellers of all abilities, if you do not have previous experience – that’s okay! Talanoa is committed to supporting established storytellers and nurturing emerging ones.
  • Before pitching – please look through our website to make sure we have not already covered your topic.
  • All work to be fully fact-checked, accurate, original and not containing plagiarism.
  • Any pieces submitted to us to in a near-publishable state. Similarly to the pitch, if you are referencing any facts, studies, or quoting from other sources please hyperlink out to them.
  • If you are submitting a piece or pitch that features anyone else’s work other than your own, ensure that you have their permission to do so before pitching and that you write the appropriate credits in your submission.

If you have read all the guidelines, please submit your pitch here

Please note that we do our best to respond to all submissions, however it may take some time, if your submission is successful. If you’re thinking of making a submission, thank you in advance, and we look forward to hearing from you!