Have a story you’d like to submit? Or perhaps a link to a related news article, essay on a coincidence-related topic, or some crazy statistical principle nobody would believe? Just pass it along and if we like it, we’ll post it!
Stories submitted must not be third-person (friend of a friend) accounts, but stories about something YOU personally experienced or witnessed directly. While we can’t verify the authenticity of your stories and must rely on the honor system for submissions, third-person stories get muddled out of reality by the simple inconsistencies in our memories as they pass along, leaving a shadow of the truth. Ever played the Telephone Game? Same idea. So to help keep this site as accurate as possible, stick to your own experiences. With the same in mind, please don’t plagiarize the work of others by submitting online stories as your own. We have The Google, and we know how to use it. Links TO published stories are happily accepted, though.
While we accept photo and video submissions, please upload such submissions to embedding-friendly services such as YouTube or BayImg and provide us a link to the content. This helps cut down on our mail flow and server load. If you’d like to submit content that you’d prefer appear only on our site (we’re flattered, truly!) or that doesn’t fit these circumstances, please state as such in your submission and we’ll happily contact you directly to arrange transfer of the data, assuming you provided an accurate e-mail address in your submission.
While our team’s been known to enjoy or make an off-color joke or two (thousand), we request that your submissions please respect the open nature of the Internet and our audience. We’d like to reach as many people as possible with this site, and as such we have to keep crude content to a minimum. X-rated photos or videos will obviously not be allowed, and profanity is better off kept to a minimum if used at all, with our option to censor as necessary if the content is just too compelling to skip entirely. Racism and bigotry will not be tolerated, while savagely humiliating racists and bigots will be applauded.
The Odds Must Be Crazy reserves the right to edit submissions before posting for the purposes of improving spelling, punctuation, grammar, and length, without altering the meaning of the submission. We’d like to keep a high quality standard on the site, and R!t!nG leik D!$ IS n0T OKAYZ. If it’s bad enough we’ll reject it outright, but if it’s good overall we’ll make the same kind of corrections any news editor would make and pass it along. In the off chance that we really mangle your content and negatively impact the meaning, call us out in the comments. We’re adults, we can take it.
By submitting content to The Odds Must Be Crazy, you are providing consent for content to be used on our web site, Facebook, Twitter, and all other future branded endeavors including but not exclusive to: print books, magazines, newspapers, radio, podcasts, television, DVDs, feature films, airplane banners, blimps, skywriting, cloud projecting, laser moon-surface etching, telemarketing, beer labels, coffee mugs, T-shirts, socks, underwear, ties, tie racks, Taye Diggs, tramp stamps, prison lunch trays, stuffed animals, live animals, taxidermy, soft drinks, billboards, Bill Paxton, sleazy pick-up lines, action figures, historical figures, video games, weaponry, footballs (European and American), pasta sauces, deodorants & antiperspirants, multi-million-dollar space telescopes, submarines (sandwiches and submersibles), coffins, cuneiform tablets, hieroglyphs, etc.
The Odds Must Be Crazy reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time, as well as to make carefully-considered exceptions if and when circumstances arise. We’re not perfect (I’m hearing gasps of shock from members of the team as I type this), and we can’t anticipate every event. That’s why these are guidelines and not hard-and-fast rules. Please follow them, but please understand when we feel the need to step outside of them ourselves to provide you a better experience.
Got all that? Really? You read it all? Jeez, I’m not even sure most of our team did that. Heck, the writers were half in the bag when they wrote it. Well, good for you! Now please use the form below: