Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Parenting and Family Magazines That Pay ... Over 250 of Them!!! (Print & Online)

Woo hoo! The 6th edition of my ebook for writers who want to write for parenting/family markets is live here on Amazon! There are 285 markets in here! Please let your friends know who might want to break into this lucrative market because it's exactly how I have a blast while making money for my family. It's on a super sale price right now while I work on the 7th edition, due out this soon in ebook and paperback formats!

I personally love having a print copy of everything and thought you might also like that option. This makes it easier to highlight publications your work appears in, cross out email addresses that may change, black out publications that fold, add those lovely Post-It notes anywhere you like, etc.!

I've been in over 160 parenting mags and it's growing ... and there are 50ish new markets in the 6th edition! You can do what I've done. I have no English or Journalism degree ... just parenting knowledge and a love for writing.


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Girls' Life Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines


Girls' Life Magazine Writer's Guidelines from their website



Writer's Guidelines

For freelancers…
Want to get your pitch accepted? Read our “How to Pitch” article, courtesy of mediabistro.com!

The Rules

1. Girls' Life accepts unsolicited manuscripts on a speculative basis only. First, send an e-mail or letter query with detailed story idea(s). No telephone solicitations, please. Please familiarize yourself with the voice and content of Girls' Life before submitting.

2. Girls' Life magazine does not accept poetry submissions.

3. Every story should have a title, blurb and byline. Author's complete name, address, phone number and e-mail address must be provided on submission. Referrals for art sources are appreciated, if applicable.

4. Girls' Life conforms to The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual. Manuscripts can be e-mailed in Microsoft Word. Documents should be double-spaced in 12-point Verdana font.

5. All research must rely on primary sources. Manuscripts must be accompanied by a complete list of sources, telephone numbers and reference materials, if applicable.

6. E-mail queries are responded to within 90 days. Girls' Life cannot be held responsible for the return of any unsolicited material.

7. Unless submission is stated to be a possible work for hire, submission will be considered property of Girls' Life magazine.

8. A memorandum of agreement is to be executed by both parties before payment is made.

Send all Girls’ Life magazine queries to:

Karen Bokram
Founding Editor and Publisher
Girls' Life magazine
3 S. Frederick St. Suite 806
Baltimore, MD 21202
writeforGL@girlslife.com
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Family Circle Submission Writers Guidelines


If you would like to submit a story idea for consideration, please look over recent issues to get an idea of our format, columns and topics we have covered in the past. When submitting, please send a double-spaced, typed query along with clips (including one from a national magazine), bio, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Due to the large quantity of submissions we receive, we cannot personally respond to, be responsible for, nor return any unsolicited material. And please, no e-mails or calls.

Submissions can be sent to:
Family Circle Magazine
Articles Department
375 Lexington Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Babybug Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines




Thank you for your interest in writing for Cricket's family of award-winning children's magazines! We welcome submissions from writers of every level of experience, and we assure you that your manuscript will be read and reviewed when submitted. Unless otherwise noted, we consider all submissions for all our kids' magazines, so if you submitted an article for publication in SPIDER, we may deem it more suitable for LADYBUGCRICKET, or another of our publications.

 Submission Guidelines for BABYBUG magazine for babies ages 0-3

BABYBUG, a listening and looking magazine for infants and toddlers ages six months to two years, is published by Cricket Magazine GroupBABYBUG features simple stories, Mother Goose rhymes, short poems, words and concepts, illustrated in full color by the best children's artists from around the world.

BABYBUG measures 6-1/4" x 7", contains 24 pages, and is printed in large (26-point) type on high-quality cardboard stock with rounded corners and no staples. The paper and colors are non-toxic.

Editorial Director: Alice Letvin
Managing Art Director: Suzanne Beck

Published: monthly except for combined May/June, July/August, and November/December
Price: $33.95 for 1-year subscription (nine editions)

Manuscripts

Stories: very simple and concrete; 4 to 6 short sentences maximum
Poems: rhythmic, rhyming; 8 lines maximum
Nonfiction: very basic words and concepts; 10 words maximum
Activities: finger plays, parent/child interaction; 8 lines maximum

Art

·         By assignment only. Artists should submit review samples of artwork to be kept in our illustrator files. We prefer to see tear sheets or photoprints/photocopies of art.

·         If you wish to send an original art portfolio for review, package it carefully, insure the package, and be sure to include return packing materials and postage.

·         Author-illustrators may submit a complete manuscript with art samples. The manuscript will be evaluated for quality of concept and text before the art is considered.

·         Rate: $500/spread ($250/page).

·         We purchase all rights; physical art remains the property of the illustrator and may be used for artist's self-promotion.

Comments

·         Before attempting to write for BABYBUG, be sure to familiarize yourself with this age group and read one or more past copies of the magazine.

·         PLEASE DO NOT QUERY FIRST.

·         We will consider any manuscripts or art samples sent on speculation and accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Submissions without a SASE will be discarded.

·         Response time: Please allow 6 months for manuscripts and 3 months for art samples.

·         We do not distribute theme lists for upcoming editions.

·         Submissions from outside the U.S. should include an International Postal Reply Coupon.

BABYBUG normally purchases the following rights:

1.    For previously unpublished stories and poems, BABYBUG purchases all rights.

2.    For stories and poems previously published, BABYBUG purchases second North American publication rights. Fees vary, but are generally less than fees for first publication rights. Same applies to accompanying art.

3.    For recurring features, BABYBUG purchases the material outright. The work becomes the property of BABYBUG and is copyrighted in the name of Carus Publishing Company. A flat fee per feature is usually negotiated.

4.    For commissioned artwork, BABYBUG purchases all rights plus promotional rights (promotions, advertising, or in any other form not offered for sale to the general public without payment of an additional fee) subject to the terms outlined below:

1.    Physical art remains the property of the illustrator.

2.    Illustrator may use artwork for self-promotion.

Please address all MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS to:

Submissions Editor, BABYBUG
Cricket Magazine Group
70 E. Lake St.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601

Please address all PORTFOLIO SAMPLES to:

Art Submissions Coordinator
Carus Publishing
70 East Lake Street
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601

Direct inquiries regarding PERMISSIONS to:

Mary Ann Hocking
Rights and Permissions Manager
Carus Publishing
315 Fifth Street
Peru, IL 61354

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Marie Claire Submissions Writers Guidelines



Submission Guidelines Thank you for your interest in submitting work to Marie Claire. Please make sure you are familiar with our content by reading previous issues. We prefer to receive story proposals rather than completed work, so please send a query letter detailing your idea to the address below for the magazine. If the editors find the subject suitable, they will contact you. Please enclose clips of your previously published materials, which we are unable to return to you. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response. Features Submissions Marie Claire Magazine 300 West 57th St., 34th Fl. New York, NY 10019-1497

Here is an interview with the editor-in-chief!

P.S. I found that link on this amazing site called Beyond Your Bloggers!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Reader's Digest Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines


No Manuscripts
Don't send the completed manuscript of your article. The editors will not read it or mail it back. Instead, write a summary of no more than one page. If you will interview the hero of the story, be sure to mention it---it may help you sell your story. Email your proposal to articleproposals@readersdigest.com.
Funny Stuff
If writing an entire article is too daunting, try something shorter. Reader's Digest encourages its readers to send in funny true stories, jokes and humorous quotations. Keep your submission within the 500-word limit. If you submit an anecdote originally published elsewhere, include the name of where and when it was published, including the page number.
Given the volume of funny stories the magazine receives---approximately 250,000 a year---the editors won't acknowledge that they have received your piece unless they decide to publish it in the magazine. In that case, you will be paid $100. You will not be paid if it is published only on the magazine's website, RD.com.

And for over 250 more parenting and family markets you can write for and make money, check out my book here at Amazon!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines = Fit Pregnancy and Baby


SUPER FRESH INFO AND BIG NEWS ABOUT AMERICAN BABY! 
I just got this info from over here at Writer's Digest!!! And here's more updated info from Publishers Daily! Basically with this February 2016 issue, American Baby is no more and has merged with Fit Pregnancy to form ...
FIT PREGNANCY AND BABY!
Here are the submission guidelines from their website! You will also find these in the 7th edition of my book, Make Money to Write About Your Kids: Get Published in Regional, National & Online Parenting & Family Magazines. You can find the 6th edition here on Kindle (huge sale!) and in print version. You can download it FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited! You can also wait for the 7th edition to come out in a month or two and keep on writing and pitching queries in the meantime!
FIT PREGNANCY  is a website covering health, nutrition, exercise, psychology, food, fashion and beauty issues related to pregnancy. It also includes editorial for parents of babies up to 2 years of age.

Queries should be specific. Read our website and be clear whether you are presenting an idea for a feature or a specific column.

Features (1,000 - 1,800 words) cover broad, timely topics. Features for which we accept freelance writing include:
Prenatal Fitness:
Pregnancy-safe workout programs
You and Your Baby:
• A feature story about postpartum issues.
• A postpartum exercise story (often includes weight loss).
• A story pertaining to breastfeeding issues.
• Baby Pages (baby-care issues, with emphasis on the first six weeks)
Nutrition and Food:
Prenatal nutrition stories, often with a meal plan and recipes
Psychology/Health:
Topics relating to prenatal or postpartum issues
Columns  (550 - 1,000 words) for which we accept freelance writing include the following:
Your Family:
Parenting issues as they relate to the new family, sex and relationships, family and financial issues
Health:
Health issues for the pregnant woman
Healthy Baby:
Health issues for the new baby
Insight:
Psychological issues relating to pregnancy or parenting
Labor & Delivery:
Emphasis on hard news, scientific breakthroughs and practical tips
Nutrition:
Prenatal-nutrition issues
Small Packages:
A section of short, newsy items on all topics covered in the magazine
Bumpalicious (550 words):
A funny or poignant personal essay
Queries should be no more than one page in length. Tell us why your idea is new or particularly important to our readership. Please include experts you might interview, any expertise you may have in this area, other magazines you've written for and recent clips.
Please send your queries to:
Editorial Team, Fit Pregnancy, 805 Third Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10022
 Due to the number of submissions we receive, we respectfully ask that you not follow up on your idea more than once. If interested, an editor will contact you. We keep letters on file for 6 months.

Have files of article reprints that you own but have no clue where to start reselling them? Have ideas for some fantastic new pieces but no idea who might want them? Check out my thick 441-page print book of tips, tricks, and insider information, as well as 384 paying parenting and family markets! You can order "How to Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids" on Amazon here.


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Redbook Submission Writers Guidelines



REDBOOK is targeted to women between the ages of 25 and 45 who define themselves as smart, capable, and happy with their lives. Many, but not all, of our readers are going through one of two key life transitions: single to married and married to mom. Each issue is a provocative mix of features geared to entertain and inform them, including:

■ News stories on contemporary issues that are relevant to the reader's life and experience, and explore the emotional ramifications of cultural and social change

■ First-person essays about dramatic pivotal moments in a woman's life

■ Marriage articles with an emphasis on strengthening the relationship

■ Short parenting features on how to deal with universal health and behavioral issues

■ Reporting on exciting trends in women's lives


Writers are advised to read at least the last six issues of the magazine (available in most libraries) to get a better understanding of appropriate subject matter and treatment. We prefer to see detailed queries rather than completed manuscripts, and suggest that you provide us with some ideas for sources/experts. Please enclose two or more samples of your writing, as well as a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Send queries to:

Articles Department
REDBOOK
300 West 57th Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10019

Check out this site for an interview with the editor-in-chief!

Have files of article reprints that you own but have no clue where to start reselling them? Have ideas for some fantastic new pieces but no idea who might want them? Check out my thick 441-page print book of tips, tricks, and insider information, as well as 384 paying parenting and family markets! You can order "How to Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids" on Amazon here.


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ladies' Home Journal Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines


So sad to see Ladies' Home Journal changing after 131 years! Back in 2014 it went to a quarterly print edition with an online digital presence. You can read the USA Today article here. There is still opportunity for you, though, writers! Check out the guidelines below and get writing ... or repurposing your already-written article or blog post!



LADIES HOME JOURNAL targets towards 30-55 year-old women who recognize the importance of taking time for themselves. Tone is always optimistic.
1. Finance features (1,800 words)
2. Essays about motherhood (1,200-1,800)
3. “This Mom’s Life,” first-person experience about being a mom (1,200-1,800)
4. “Strong,” the health section 
5. “Pet Project,” first-person essays about pets (1,200-1,800)
6. Feature well (1,800-2,400) 
7. Health section/BOB (1,800)
8. Psychology features for the FOB (1,800 words)
Personal essays are very welcome, even for health and psychology stories. Freelancers can write these from their own experience or tell a source’s story. Personal essays are also the best bet for new writers. Pays up to $2/word, but essays and first person editorials normally pay less.
For finance, personal essays, mom essays and features,Lorraine.Glennon@meredith.com For personal essays and mom essays,Louise.Sloan@meredith.com For personal essays,Jessica.Brown@meredith.com For health, Julie.Bain@meredith.com For cover stories on celebrities, Susan.Pocharski@meredith.com For “Pet Project,”Amanda.Wolfe@meredith.com

How to Write for Ladies’ Home Journal

We think your stories are just as good as those you’d find in a magazine, and we want to share them with the world. So jump in, show us your stuff, and if we choose yours for the magazine, you’ll get paid!
We’re looking for stories about happiness. What makes you smile and keeps you sane? Or, tell us stories about being a mom. Just let us know what’s on your mind.
Before you get started, check out these writers’ guidelines to help you on your way.
Have your story all written up and ready to send? Submit your story (a Word document is best) using our easy form. Your submission will go straight to our editors — we read every essay we get!

Submission Address

Meredith Corp.
125 Park Ave.
20th Floor
New York NY 10017-5516
Phone: (212)557-6600
Or you can email us at yourstories@lhj.com. We can’t wait to read it!
Have a favorite recipe with a great story behind it? Maybe it’s your grandmother’s famous cake, or the salad you make with your foodie teenage son. We’re also looking for recipes (and the story behind them), so send us yours at recipestory@lhj.com and you could be featured in the magazine! Yes, we’ll pay you for it.
Have files of article reprints that you own but have no clue where to start reselling them? Have ideas for some fantastic new pieces but no idea who might want them? Check out my thick 441-page print book of tips, tricks, and insider information, as well as 384 paying parenting and family markets! You can order "How to Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids" on Amazon here.


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Babble.com PAY and Submission Writers Guidelines (Trial Period Info)


Welcome to another edition of Markets for Parenting Writers brought to you by ... me! If you'd like to check out dozens upon dozens more such markets, all paying, check out my book here!

Freelancers are welcome in all sections of Babble.

If you’re interested in writing for us, please follow these guidelines:

Use Babble search to see if your topic has been covered already.

If not, indicate in the subject line of your email what section of Babble your piece would run: pregnancy, baby, toddler, kid, mom, celebrity, products, or food. Mom is the general category subsuming mom/parent identity, health, and relationship issues.

Example subject line: Article for Mom: I Hate Going to the Park, Am I the Only One?
As concisely as possible, indicate if you’ve written for Babble before (include links to articles) and include 2-3 links to other things you’ve written. If you’ve never been published, that’s OK. Just let us know.

Tell us the topic of your piece in 1-2 lines maximum. If you can’t explain it easily, it’s not ready to pitch. Then explain your angle — your new contribution to the topic, what’s insightful/entertaining/counter-intuitive/poignant about your approach. For this, again, 1-2 lines maximum. Give us the first paragraph of the piece and then an outline of the rest. If it’s a list, include a few sample entries.

If the piece is already written, include it as an attachment. We are unable to accept articles that have been published elsewhere, including on personal blogs.

Only submit a piece once and please don’t follow up. Because of the volume of submissions, we can’t respond to everyone who writes us. If you don’t hear back, assume we decided not to accept it. Sorry about that.

Please direct all submissions to submissions@babble.com.

Kerrie says: Found out from a source that they pay around $150 for a 800-1,200 word piece, and I don't know if they accept reprints. Also read in a group that they don't pay for the first two pieces (that's the length of their trial period). Another source shared: "Their email stated they do have a trial period of 2 pieces then are paid at the freelance rate of $75.00 in response to the long ago asked question of the trial period." However, one writer shared that she was paid from the 2nd piece on. Another shared that she was not paid for the first three pieces, so there is not a lot of consistency going on there.

Also, check out this piece on Horkey Handbook called How I Got Published on Babble!


Have files of article reprints that you own but have no clue where to start reselling them? Have ideas for some fantastic new pieces but no idea who might want them? Check out my thick 441-page print book of tips, tricks, and insider information, as well as 384 paying parenting and family markets! You can order "How to Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids" on Amazon here.


Sign up for an email subscription to The Published Parent and get two amazing freebies: 10 Parenting Markets That Pay $100+ and 10 Markets That Pay Writers to Write About Writing! And join my Facebook group called Parenting Magazine Writers ... it's FREE and full of tips and tricks and markets and like-minded writer friends!
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