Write for We Are The Mighty

We Are The Mighty (WATM) produces interesting and entertaining military-related content every day, so we are stringent in keeping the pool of writers among the very best. Our top writers usually have military backgrounds, can write well or have prior writing experience, respond positively to editorial feedback on their work, and can consistently deliver great articles (at least three to five articles per month would be ideal, but it’s not a strict requirement).

If that describes you, read over our contributor guide to get a better sense of what our articles are like. Then, please send Editorial Director Christian Lowe an email with the following information to be considered (Please, no attachments):

  • Your Name (If you’d like to write anonymously, you can, but we do need to know who you are).
  • Desired username to login
  • Rank and Branch of Service (or what your final rank was if you’re a veteran)
  • Tell us what your favorite WATM article is and why
  • At least 5 headline pitches with a short, two sentence teaser.
  • At least two writing samples (can be links to previously posted stories). This would include your headline (not among the five others) and a properly formatted article. The most important part here is your article, so make sure that it is great (it helps to have someone other than yourself read it first), is in our style of writing, and is under 500 words. This can be an article formatted like news, or a list. Whichever you think is your best work.

Please note that all six of these bullets are required, and failure to follow these simple guidelines will get your email deleted very quickly.

Once we receive your email, we’ll look it over and decide if we’d like to have you on the team. If you make the cut, you’ll hear back from Christian on the next steps. We get quite a few submissions, so please know that it may take anywhere from weeks, to possibly months, for a response.

WATM contributors are paid a flat rate for each article published. Their articles have the potential to reach thousands — and sometimes millions — of readers. Our readership runs the gamut of the military community, from four-star generals to fresh-out-of-boot camp privates. We look forward to hearing from you.

9 reasons why you should have joined the Army instead

The only down side is knowing that when you get out, you will never be as cool as you were when you were doing "Hooah things" with your boys.

7 things all troops should know before becoming a sniper

With Hollywood tapping into the sniper lifestyle with films like "American Sniper," many young troops get a misconception what it's like to be one.

The first home-built Japanese supersonic fighter was a ship-killer

The Mitsubishi F-1 was designed to carry out the maritime strike mission, but also could carry AIM-9 Sidewinders.

This is why Bowe Bergdahl says he plead guilty

US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive by the Taliban for five years after walking off his post in Afghanistan, is expected to plead guilty.

Say hello to America's newest 40mm grenade machine gun

The Mk-47 Mod 0 Advanced Grenade Launcher takes the auto 40 mike-mike to a whole new level.

10 craptastic Halloween costumes completely out of regulations

It's that time of year again! Halloween parties are being planned and folks who wouldn't hack it in the real military pick up cheap ass costumes.

This is how one man tried to end slavery all by himself

John Brown believed in American freedom but didn't trust democracy to guarantee it for all. His failed slave revolt was the opening salvo of the Civil War.

This is what happened to the soldiers from the 'Hurt Locker'

Many people have wondered what happened to the "Hurt Locker" troops after they returned home from deployment. Here's what our fictional investigators found.

This is the French missile that can wipe out a city

The M51 can carry six 100-kiloton TN-75 warheads and wipe out a city the size of Los Angeles.

How advisors could win the war in Afghanistan instead of combat troops

US military troops in Afghanistan have begun working with smaller Afghan units to prepare them for an aggressive offensive against the Taliban next year.