Submit Your Story

Become a contributor! Stroke Connection accepts and encourages submissions from stroke survivors and their family caregivers. We look forward to reading your story. 

Frequently Asked Questions  

Are all submissions published?
Stroke Connection has a limited number of pages and is only quarterly, therefore it is impossible for us to publish all submissions.

How do I know if my submission is selected?
You will be notified; however, the Stroke Connection editorial team meets once every three months to select content for upcoming issues, therefore it could be quite some time before you hear from us. Please be patient, and we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve made a decision.

Does Stroke Connection pay for stories?
Our goal is to keep Stroke Connection free to individual subscribers and to reach as many stroke families as we can; therefore, to keep our costs down, we do not offer payment for stories.

Can I submit my story to other publications?
Absolutely. In the event your submission is selected for publication, you will be asked to sign a form that gives us permission to reprint the story in future ASA/AHA publications or on our Web site, but you retain the right to publish your story elsewhere so long as it is not an exact replication of the Stroke Connection version.

Do you have writer’s guidelines?
Yes, writer’s guidelines are available in PDF format for download.

Other questions?
E-mail us at: scmagazine@heart.org; FAX: 214-706-5231; or call 1-888-4STROKE (478-7653) with your questions and we’ll be happy to get back to you.

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Developing Resilience: A Mother's Perspective

“Your child has had a stroke.” Those words are hard to fathom — and just the beginning of a long road to recovery. It requires entire families to adjust to many challenges — and not just those faced by their child.

Confidence for Post-Stroke Pregnancy

Young women who experience stroke are uniquely challenged by motherhood. Some may choose not to bear children. But depending on the cause of the stroke and its effects, there may be no barriers to successful conception, pregnancy and delivery.

Tips for Household Cleaning After Stroke

Housework may pose challenges for individuals who have had a stroke. Often these challenges can be resolved with simple modifications to the task, the tools or the environment.

Paying It Forward

Stroke Connection offered me the opportunity to participate in the Guided Autobiography program. Now I am paying it forward by facilitating a writing group.

A Day in a (Rehab) Life

And there it was, my old Rusk Institute Outpatient Rehabilitation schedule that I carried like an extra appendage for the better part of two years. It contained therapy class times, room numbers, Access-A-Ride information ... everything I needed to navigate Planet Rehab. It was my pre-smartphone stroke GPS, and without it I was adrift like George Clooney in “Gravity.”
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Departments

Stroke Notes

Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.

Readers Room

Articles, poems and art submitted by stroke survivors and their loved ones.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These stroke survivors, caregivers and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Everyday Survival

Practical tips and advice for day-to day living after stroke.

Life At The Curb

A unique perspective on survival by comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie.

Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.

Support Showcase

Our new department highlighting the good work being done by stroke support groups from around the nation. If you are part of a successful support group we should consider featuring, let us know!