Share Your Story

Editor’s note: If you are a community member interested in writing for us or interested in sending us an issue you’d like to see covered, email Carlos Omar at [email protected] for your draft or pitch to be seen faster. Do not use this form. Please note we are only taking submissions from youth ages 14 to 24, but we will hear coverage ideas from anyone.


Make your own media! VoiceWaves welcomes community members from Long Beach and beyond to share their stories, events and musings with us.

At VoiceWaves you can write your own history and make visible the true stories of those who have been excluded, marginalized, and made invisible by the traditional mainstream media.

While we respect a wide array of community views and welcome the most personal of narratives, we encourage source attribution where appropriate and feasible. Please also leave your contact information in your draft so we can verify the authorship. Drafts without a contact source will not be published. This is to discern between advertising and news, which are both welcome.

If you feel revealing your identity can be sensitive, please know we practice confidentiality according to high journalistic standards and welcome an opportunity your hear your concerns fairly.


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