Have a story to share? If you are interested in contributing to Cropped, please email ideas and essays to wearecropped@gmail.com. Stories are published monthly — we accept submissions for our current issue until the first Friday of each month.

We're looking for behind-the-scenes looks at what you are going through in your 20’s. Stories should be about 800 to 1,000 words and paired with a photo (preferably an Instagram) that you took at the time you are writing about. Ideally, your story will directly mention the photo and take us beyond the image into what was going on with you more broadly.

Writing not your strong suit? Don't have a relevant photo posted to social media (or just a photo in general) to share? Send us your idea anyway — we still want to work with you!