Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit my story?
You can submit your story by clicking on Share at the top of the page.  You will then be prompted to enter your name and email. Depending on your preference, you can type your story directly into the text box provided, or you can upload a document using the “file upload” option. If you wish to submit additional pictures or files, please email them directly to joplinstories@drury.edu.

Am I able to submit pictures, videos, or other media?
If you wish to submit any media, please email them directly to joplinstories@drury.edu. If your content exists on Youtube or another online source, you may simply provide the link to the content in the text box provided in the submission form under Share. If your files are too large to send through email, contact joplinstories@drury.edu to make further arrangements.

Will my name be attached to my story and/or any other media I choose to submit?
When you fill out the form to submit your story, you may check the box that says “I wish to remain anonymous” if you do not want your name attached to your content. If you leave this box unchecked, your name may be used with the content you have provided.

My files are not uploading. What should I do?
If you are having issues with the submission form, contact joplinstories@drury.edu.

How long does it take for my story to show up on Stories of Joplin?
Stories are typically updated weekly. Therefore, you should see your story appear within 1-2 weeks.  Stories submitted that are not related to the Joplin, Mo tornado are not guaranteed to be posted on the website.

Who should I contact for issues regarding my published story?
If you notice any issues with your content once it is posted, please contact joplinstories@drury.edu immediately.

Is there a limit to how long my story can be?
You may submit any length of story, however, stories may be slightly edited to correct grammar errors and shortened if deemed necessary.