Saturday, August 4, 2018

UPDATES to the 7th Edition of Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids

Updated as of July 26, 2018

Check out my 386-page PDF of tips, tricks, and insider information, as well as 384 paying markets for only $9.99! Just head to this page :-) I wish you success!


UPDATES:

Curious Parents: 7/16/17 seems to no longer be publishing.


Jersey Shore Family is not accepting articles at this time ... updated February 2017

Parenting OC is now jessica@parentingoc.com 8/7/18

The Village Family Magazine is currently on hiatus and thus, will not be accepting reprint materials at this time

Davler Media acquires Staten Island Parent so delete SI Parent email from your contacts since Davler will be taking over all of that and will handle your submissions :-)

NEW:
Growing Up Roseville (sister to Growing Up Chico) ... pays $35 reprints for each publication. Writers are reporting $35 per reprint per publication.

DELETED FROM BOOK FOR NONPAYMENT
Utah Family: They used my pieces without permission and then did not pay. I have heard from several writers about this as well. I’m not going to recommend a magazine that does business this way.

Valley Parent Oregon: They have used my pieces without permission and then did not pay.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Published Parent Rockin' July 2018 Income Report

We are rockin' and rollin' over here at the McLoughlin household, writer friends. I am blessed to be able to make my income with WORDS and to be able to do it in my sweatpants or swimsuit, out on the deck or at the dining room table, at my house or traveling with my kids and husband for his work to places like Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, Florida and more.

I like to share my income with you to show you that I am a real person with real challenges and successes. Last month was a $944 month — very low — and this month is one of my better months. No, it is not a full-time income, but I am not aiming for that. My husband has a good job, and my main job is homeschooling. Words are my part-time job for now. When the kids are grown I foresee working more hours with my word career and helping to pay for travel and retirement. But that's at least 10 years away :-)

YES, I got the book out July 22, and writers are already submitting their work and getting it accepted! Check it out here for just $9.99.

A few notes:
Article income is down this month, but I am owed quite a bit. Editors do lose invoices, so I sometimes have to poke them at the end of each month to make sure they received my invoice and are processing it.

While I do enjoy proofreading, I hope to someday replace that income with book and magazine article income, because writing books and magazine articles are my true passions.



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Saturday, July 28, 2018

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Kerrie McLoughlin's Books

How to Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids: The Ultimate Guide for Selling Your Stories to Parenting Magazines will change your writing life! The 7th edition of this invaluable resource that has already helped so many writers get published includes information on how to get started selling your original and reprint articles and essays. It goes on to cover everything related to writing for this market, including keeping good records, setting up a freelance writer website, invoicing, and so much more. Then comes the best part: the 384 paying markets. Writing success is waiting for you! Easy to purchase for just $9.99. BUY NOW link will take you to PayPal.

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FULLY UPDATED with recipe descriptions/stories and meal planning advice in general plus more desserts and a new tater tot recipe!

What could be better than 35 tater tot casserole recipes all in one place? In addition to the naughty versions like Bacon Ranch, Fully Loaded, Buffalo Bleu Cheese, Chicken Alfredo and all sorts of other happy deliciousness, this amazing cookbook also contains dairy-free, skinny, gluten-free and vegetarian options for those times you want to (or have to!) eat in a more healthy manner!

And of course you have to top off a tater tot casserole meal with one of the 13 bonus easy dessert recipes, including Chocolate Suicide, Tutu's Chocolate Stars, Mock Apple Pie and Heavenly Sinful Bars. Your family will love you for this!

These recipes will have your family asking for seconds!

P.S. Make it for dinner, then heat it up in a pan with scrambled eggs in the morning for leftover delight!

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How to Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids: The Ultimate Guide for Selling Your Stories to Parenting Magazines


How to Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids: The Ultimate Guide for Selling Your Stories to Parenting Magazines will change your writing life! The 7th edition of this invaluable resource that has already helped so many writers get published includes information on how to get started selling your original and reprint articles and essays. It goes on to cover everything related to writing for this market, including keeping good records, setting up a freelance writer website, invoicing, and so much more. Then comes the best part: the 384 paying markets. Writing success is waiting for you!

Check out what previous buyers had to say:

"Kerrie's book was my introduction to the world of writing for regional parenting publications. Her encouraging tone comes through to readers ... She is helpful to readers who ask questions, funny as can be on her blog, and doesn't hesitate to share her real-life experiences to help her readers succeed. Who doesn't want that?" — Rhonda Franz, writer, CaptainMom.net

"[How to Get Published (and Paid!)] is a phenomenal resource for both those just beginning to toy with the idea of trying to get published and experienced writers alike. Kerrie McLoughlin's advice launched my writing career to a whole new level." — Rachael Moshman, writer, ShrinkingMomster.com

"Kerrie makes it easy for aspiring writers to break into regional and national parenting magazines. Full of information, awesome tips, and positive energy, this book was a great source of inspiration and encouragement. I sold four articles quickly and easily as a result of her timely tips. And that's just for starters!" — Christine Shuck, author and blogger, TheDeadlyNightshade.com

"Are you a writer who wants to be published in regional parenting magazines? Then this book is for you. No question. The information in it is worth every penny and as soon as you make ONE sale, it pays for itself." — Jan Udlock, writer/virtual assistant, JanUdlock.com

This version is available only in PDF format, so you can print it, 3-hole punch it, pop it into a binder, and get working. Refer to the PDF on your computer for the helpful bonus content hyperlinked from the document. Links include: sample cover letter, sample query letter, freelance writer site info, how to generate ideas for articles, podcast interviews and posts with editors by Susan Maccarelli of Beyond Your Blog, and so much more!

It also includes:

225 regional parenting magazines, most of which take reprints and know that your work has been used somewhere else and they are fine with it.

159 national and online markets which can't wait to see your work, mostly original pieces, often you query them first.

FREE updates ... you just have to keep track of them in your printed version of the book in your Get Published binder :-)

Wait, Kerrie, tell me again why I can't get the 7th edition on Amazon?
  1. It's less expensive for you this way.
  2. It's in 8 1/2 x 11 format and a larger font so it's easier to read.
  3. So you can print it out, 3-hole punch it and put it in a binder and it will lay flat!
  4. Then you can add tabs or extra blank pages of notes to your binder :-)
  5. One recent buyer said she loves being able to cut and paste editor email changes so easily!
  6. You can search for specific niches you want to write for (e.g., Christian, literary), as well as amounts (e.g., $75, $100).
  7. Links! I love being able to get more from a book by clicking on the links! The PDF version will take you to my blogs, the updates page, so many great podcast and other resources, writer's guidelines and more information on a publication written by bloggers, and of course links to the Parenting Magazine Writers Facebook group!
Are you ready to grab your copy? Simply click below and you'll be taken to PayPal to purchase the PDF for just $9.99!




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Sample of the Magazine Article Reprint List I Send Out


Once you’ve been writing for a while, you’re going to get a nice body of work to resell. You’re going to want to send out that body of work to editors from time to time, and you also want to keep this list for any new publications you find who might want to see your work.

Head here for an abbreviated example of what I normally send to publications on a regular basis, sometimes monthly and sometimes more like quarterly. This is discussed in more detail in my book, including when to send it, how often, what to charge, etc. 


Kerrie McLoughlin Reprint List
Updated July 17, 2018
mommykerrie@yahoo.com

Below please find my full reprint list, including word count and synopsis of each article. All pieces are available as web-only articles at your normal rate plus 10%. Please contact me if you would be interested in reviewing one of these articles for possible purchase so you don’t overlap coverage in your area without realizing it. If you love it, I can send out an invoice!

I appreciate working with regional parenting magazines and always love to share articles from various publications on social media. I would love to work with you, and thank you for taking the time to consider my work!

New pieces since my last reprint list update:
·        14 Grandparent Traditions (902 words) — Grandparents, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how important you are to your grandchild(ren). You are so much more than an occasional babysitter. You teach without it even seeming like you are, and your wisdom is soaked up better than any lecture from a parent. You may not realize just how profoundly you affect your grandchildren. To keep your connection with them alive, read on for 14 traditions you can start with your grandchildren. Most of them are pretty adaptable so you can continue them as your grandchildren grow.
·        10 Fall Traditions (661 words) — Ah, fall! Hopefully it means a break from oppressive summer heat, and it definitely means fun time are ahead. Fall might find us grabbing my mom and heading to a local pumpkin patch. Another weekend we might be sampling banana-flavored milk at our nearby dairy farm. Below are 10 ideas for fall traditions to start with your own family. Pick and choose a few each year — or try to sneak them all in every year!

By category/month:
Homeschooling
Homeschooling 101 (812- and 1,180-word versions) — Synopsis.
11 Terrific Benefits of Homeschooling (779 words) — Synopsis.

Evergreen
8 Ways to Combat Distracted Driving (731 words) — Synopsis.
10 Slumber Party Dos and Don’ts (542 words) — Synopsis.

October
·        10 Fun Halloween Traditions (625 words) – Here you would write a little bit about the article, give a couple of the traditions.
·        10 Traditions to FALL For (661 words) – Here you would write a little bit about the article, give a couple of the traditions.

December
·        8 Holiday Traditions for Everyone (802 words) — Here you would write a little bit about the article, give a couple of the traditions.

·        10 Special Christmas Traditions (629 words) — Here you would write a little bit about the article, give a couple of the traditions.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Find Out If Your Work Was Published By Using Issuu.com


I stumbled across Issuu.com when I was hunting down my name and wanted to share it with you. It's a publishing service like BlueToad, only you can put in your name (best to put it in quotes), and magazine covers will come up that most likely contain an article of yours because you may have simultaneously submitted a regional parenting magazine. You can then click on the cover and see your piece! Using Issuu.com I was able to find a piece of mine that was published in 2010 that I wasn't aware was going to be used at that time. I usually find at least one piece per month that was used without my permission.

So you'd put your name in the search bar like this: "Kerrie McLoughlin"

If I find what I call “borrowed work,” I pop off an email to let them know I found it and I include my invoice, usually for $35-$40, because I think that’s a pretty fair rate currently. Of course I do check my book 1st (7th edition coming soon) because I don’t want to send a $35 invoice if there a publication that pays $50 for reprints! I make sure to thank them for using my work and ask them to please next time ask me first just in case there are competitors in the area who might have also snapped at the same piece only they were considerate enough to let me know first.

Happy searching!

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Check out my 386-page PDF of tips, tricks, and insider information, as well as 384 paying markets for only $9.99! Just head to this page :-) I wish you success!