Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Chicken Soup for the Soul has an astounding collection of inspiring books! I remember about 15 years ago when I got the one for mothers for Mother's Day and I still have it, all Post-It noted and highlighted! Click here to check out their possible upcoming books, which you can contribute to! They update it all the time as they publish more and come up with more ideas! Here are some that are coming up!
Everybody is different, so how we go about launching a writing career is going to be a different story for everyone. For some of you, a quick query to Working Mother might be the first you’ve ever written. You nervously hit the SEND button on your email program and go about your life. You check your email later that day and find an acceptance of your pitch at a pay rate of $1.00 per word! You create an article based on that piece that’s just different enough to send to the regional parenting magazines, and you sell nothing … for a week. Then the acceptances come pouring in.
Monday, May 10, 2021
The articles in RPMs range from how to handle newborn sleep issues to how to deal with too many activities and your middle schooler to how to deal with a surly teenager to how to deal with living with an aging parent. Many also have special separate issues dedicated to babies, special needs, teens, etc.
RPMs depend on freelancers to fill their pages with articles, essays, how-tos, etc., usually on a monthly basis, but sometimes bi-monthly or quarterly.
They make most of their money from advertisers and give out their magazine for free, which means pay to writers is usually low ($15-200 per article in general, depending on advertising income and subscriptions), and they need a steady diet of new and reprint articles, listicles (combination of an article and a list) and essays.
"Reprint" means you write an article and sell it to a magazine (I submit to a huge list of possibilities), then other magazines also buy it. Check out this post on how I can earn over $500 for writing just one article and sending it out to many RPMs.
Check out the story of how I got started in this online, at-home money-making labor of love back in 2006:
Are you interested to find out where I've been published and how I've made money by making this my career? Click the link in the sentence above.
Monday, April 26, 2021
Sometimes I have the honor of working on some truly wonderful editing and proofreading projects. Please check out book 2 in the awesome Talisman Mountain trilogy by Samantha Thomas ... clean romance books! This one will be released May 14, so you have time to grab the first book (Healing Hearts) and devour it before this one comes out! Pre-order Determined Hearts and it'll come straight to your Kindle!
|This is the cover of Book One, which you also need to check out!|
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Parenting Journalists Conference March 12-13, 2021 (online) *you can still sign up and watch the playback!*
Do you want to:
Connect with editors of top parenting publications,
Discover a community of writers who make a good living doing what they love, and
Learn insider secrets to landing an agent and more?
Register today for the live, online Parenting Journalists Conference on March 12-13 and unlock a package that includes interactive workshops and networking opportunities, roundtable conversations, master classes, and access to a private Facebook group.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
For general Redbook submission guidelines, see this post.
The following is from Redbook's brand-new contributor network, The Mix:
Have you ever wanted to write for a major women's magazine? Now you can! Join The Mix, our contributor network, and you'll have the opportunity to write for RedbookMag.com, as well as Cosmopolitan.com, WomansDay.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and ELLE.com. Whether you're a professional writer, avid blogger, or someone with a great story to tell, we're interested in sharing your voice with our readers.
If you'd like to be considered for The Mix, you can find more information right here. Every day, you'll receive an assignments email that includes story topics created by our editors. You can submit stories on as many assignments as you'd like, and if we publish your work, you'll get paid!
This is a great opportunity to have your work published on some of the world's best websites. If you're interested, check out the link above and be sure to send writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We've already published some amazing stories from contributors. Here are a few examples of stories that were written by members of The Mix:
If you want to share your experiences, insights, and personal stories, this is your chance. Apply to join The Mix today!
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Curious about the other books in the series?
Book 1: How to Write for Parenting Magazines will be available for $7.00.
Book 3: 101 National & Online Parenting Writing Markets will be available for $7.00.
Book 4: The Workbook will be available for $7.00.
You can get the BUNDLE for just $20.00.
To see the different types of editors/proofreaders and what they normally charge (hint: my service is a steal!), head here to Dave Chesson's article "The Mastery Guide to Selecting an Editor" on his Kindlepreneur page.
You don't need to ask me what my rate is because I freely share that information right here on this very blog post.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Friday, January 1, 2021
Welcome to my 2020 income report. I love knowing how others are doing in my industry, and I enjoy sharing my own successes and challenges. I hope this inspires you in some way!
Confused about Happy Mama Publishing and The Published Parent? Happy Mama Publishing is my entire at-home or on-the-go business name to include proofreading, articles, my own books, and blogs (and sometimes Door Dashing). The Published Parent is this site with all its writing helps and hacks.
|Keep scrolling to see the details of my 2020 income report in a much larger format!|
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The McLoughlin household rocked and rolled in November — and I wish the same for you!