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What did you Learn About Being a Man From your Father, Uncle, or Grandfather? A Call for Submissions

Tell us your story!

What did you Learn About Being a man From your Father, Uncle, or Grandfather?

Which of those lessons do you embrace and why?

Which do you reject in defining your own masculinity and manhood and why?

Write an essay about your memories of how one of these men taught you about manhood and/or masculinity. Or, if you’d prefer, write an open letter to one of them answering these questions and perhaps expressing gratitude.

**Some of the essays and letters received from this prompt may be held for Father’s Day. **


The Good Men Project is different from most media companies. We are a “participatory media company”—which means we don’t just have content you read and share and comment on but it means we have multiple ways you can actively be a part of the conversation. As you become a deeper part of the conversation (Which really is “The Conversation No One Else is Having), you will learn all of the ways we support our Writer’s Community—community FB groups, weekly conference calls, classes in writing, editing platform building and How to Create Social Change.


Here are more ways to become a part of The Good Men Project community:

Request to join our private Facebook Group for Writers—it’s like our virtual newsroom where you connect with editors and other writers about issues and ideas.

Click here to become a Premium Member of The Good Men Project Community. Have access to these benefits:

  1. Get  access to an exclusive “Members Only” Group on Facebook
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  3. Get free access to classes, workshops, and exclusive events
  4. Be invited to an exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” with other Premium Members
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Are you stuck on what to write? Sign up for our Writing Prompts emails, you’ll get ideas directly from our editors every Monday and Thursday. If you already have a final draft, then click below to send your post through our submission system.

If you are already working with an editor at GMP, please be sure to name that person. If you are not currently working with a GMP editor, one will be assigned to you.

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Join our exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” — where community members are encouraged to discuss the issues of the week, get story ideas, meet other members and get known for their ideas? To get the call-in information, either join as a member or wait until you get a post published with us. Here are some examples of what we talk about on the calls.

Want to learn practical skills about how to be a better Writer, Editor or Platform Builder? Want to be a Rising Star in Media? Want to learn how to Create Social Change? We have classes in all of those areas.

However, you engage with The Good Men Project—you can help lead this conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century. Join us!

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