Tuesday, May 21, 2024

LATEST UPDATES to "The Mother of All Writing Market Books"


Last update created 5/21/24


Thanks for purchasing and downloading The Mother of All Writing Market Books. I'm working on updating it and publishing it in a paperback version on Amazon. I created this post because the publishing industry changes QUICKLY. One day you're submitting an article to your favorite regional parenting publication, and the next day that magazine is printing its final issue. 

Or maybe you send a reprint as a simultaneous submission to 100 regional parenting magazines and a couple of the emails bounce back.

So bookmark this tab and come back periodically (maybe set a reminder on your Google Calendar). This is where you'll find updates to the 8th edition of my parenting, family, and women's writing markets book—for free. 

And be sure to join my Parenting Magazine Writers Facebook group for all the intel and conversation. We're 900 members strong, and we have a lot to say!



Working on getting information for PBS Kids for Grownups, CNN.com, and Yahoo.com.

5/21/24: Mid-Atlantic Media acquires Chesapeake Family Life. Story here.

Ann Arbor Family Press: I would take them off your list and focus on Toledo Parent. digitalmedia@adamsstreetpublishing.com (last issue found was in 2020 online but Facebook page is active and so is their website). Emailed Toledo Parent assignment editor 12/27/23 to see what's up.

Athens Parent: bad email editor@athensparent.com. Delete.

Bay State Parent: No longer publishing as of 2022.

Bham Family5/4/23 "We utilize local writers in our publications, and all content is original and local." (Birmingham, Alabama)

Black Hills Parentstephen@egmrc.com.

Boom! (for the prime of your life): Found market: Quarterly magazine in the back of Inside Columbia (Living, Working & Having Fun in Columbia, Missouri). Email Zola Heck or Jordan Durham, Co-Editors, at jdurham@mailzimmer.com or zcrowder@mailzimmer.com. Uses grandparenting pieces.

Business InsiderHow to write for Business Insider.

Cache Valley Family (Utah): bad email last time I submitted was  info@cachevalleyfamilymagazine.com. Try emily@cachevalleyfamilymagazine.com.

Cayman Parent: info@acorn.ky

Central Penn Parent (Central Penn Business Journal): 1/4/24: elong@bridgetowermedia.com

Chicago Parent: See Zoe Communications Group.

Connecticut Parent: No longer publishing as of 2023.

Cricket MediaWriter beware: A writer in the FB group shared this post: Long-Standing Payment Problems at Cricket Media

Dallas Child: Bad email editorial@dallaschild.com. Researching.

Divorced Moms: Bad email was editor@divorcedmoms.com. Use Submittable: DivorcedMoms.com Submission Manager (submittable.com).

Doha Family: No longer publishing as of 2022 but I've written on Facebook and emailed ads@dohafamily.com just in case. Also tried info1@dohafamily.com.

FamadilloFound market. Find Famadillo's editorial guidelines hereFamadillo@famadillo.com

Family Tree: familytree@yankeepub.com. You can find Family Tree Magazine writers' guidelines here.

Findlay Area Family: This was in the same boat as Ann Arbor Family Press and Toledo Area Parent and does not seem to be publishing. Checking.

Florida Family Living: Seems to be closed down.

Florida Parents Mag: Now only publishes online instead of 4 county issues.

Fort Bend Parent: Part of Space City Publishing. editor@spacecitypublishing.com.

Georgia Family: Bad email publisher@georgiafamily.com. I wrote Olya at a personal email 12/27/23 and will update here.

Girlfriend (The)Found marketThe Girlfriend from AARP pays $500 for Gen X essays.

Green Child Magazine: Found market: Check out the writers' guidelines for Green Child Magazine here

Growing up in Santa Cruz5/18/23 Potential new market: Growing up in Santa Cruz editor@growingupsc.com.

Home/School/Life: hello@homeschoollifemag.com

Houston FamilyCheck Houston Family monthly for your pieces, as they publish articles without notification and without automatic payment.

Hybrid Mom: My apologies! This one was supposed to be taken out of the book entirely.

Imperfect Parent: Delete.

Island Parent: Stacie wrote a fellow writer that they only publish Canadian authors.

Kansas City Parent: New editor Lauri Clapper can be found at lauri@familymediagroup.com.

Kid Around: info@kidaround.biz

Kiddos: This publication needs to go into the Regionals section of the book instead of the Non-regionals. vlepere@kiddosmagazine.com.

Kids VT (Vermont)Alison Novak is no longer working at Kids VT. She is now a reporter on the Seven Days news team. If you want to reach out about a news story, please resend your email to alison@sevendaysvt.com. If you are trying to reach someone at Kids VT, please resend your email to editor@kidsvt.com.

Kiwi: Here's an article online from Green Child in 2023 about the closing down of May Media Group, which included Kiwi.

Little Rock Family: This publication closed down. See Little Rock Soiree.

Little Rock Soiree. Possible new publication for submissions. Has a kid section.

Memphis ParentNew editor Erika can be found at erika@memphisparent.com. Memphis Parent is no longer a paying market: "Thanks for reaching out to Memphis Parent about your work. We appreciate you thinking of us as a source and certainly welcome guest posts that directly benefit our parent community. However, we currently do not purchase articles."

MetroParent: See Zoe Communications Group.

Neapolitan Family: snicolau@neafamily.com

New Jersey Family: marcy@njfamily.com

NOLA Family: editorial@familyresourcegroupinc.com

North Idaho Family: "We are never able to pay for content for our magazine, as it supports our Nonprofit."

North Shore Parent: katy@northshoreparent.com or info@northshoreparent.com

North State ParentNew editor Stacey Leigh Mohr can be found at stacey@northstateparent.com.

NW Kids: mary@nwkidsmagazine.com

Ohio Parent: Nothing seems to be going on with this publication. Old Facebook page, and the website is not current.

On the Coast: I wrote them on Facebook but would take them off your submissions list for now. 1/3/24 I did hear back from them and they asked what email I was using. I told them and am waiting to hear back again.

Palm Beach Parenting: Working on contacting as of 12/27/23. Their Facebook page says info@pbparenting.com.

Parent Express: editor@parentexpress.net

ParentMap: New editor is Allison Sutcliffe and the email is allison@parentmap.com. Insider info from the group says they pay $50 for reprints and up to $275 for a reported article.

ParentsShared in the group on 4/29/23: Celeste Little, Senior Editor at Parents, "Pitch me. Now looking for diverse voices for Parents. And always looking out for Kindred Parents, a community for people raising up a generation of Black children. Any topics. Rates start at $200. DM me and I’ll send along my email address. CONTACT INFORMATION for questions/submissions: DM Celeste on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ocaelo."

Parents Canada: janeb@parentscanada.com

Parents & Kids Mississippi: No longer publishing (scott@pkm.media).

Parent TimesFound market: POSSIBILITY. I contacted Parent Times from North Central Parenting Group 12/27/23 to find out if they use freelancers. They are a nonprofit, so I'll let you know when I find out.

Pennsylvania Parenting MagazineFound marketPennsylvania Parenting Magazine

Practical Parenting Australia: syndication@aremedia.com.au

Raise: No longer publishing.

Red River Family: bad email is publisher@redriverfamily.com. Delete. Also Rio Grande Family.

Roanoke Valley Family: josh@virginiafamily.com but check the FB group for writer beware information.

Rocky Mountain Parent (RM Parent): emily@rmpublishing.com

Sasee: Delete shawkinson@strandmedia.com.

Savvy Kids: Now this is a section in Arkansas Times with a monthly article that's family/kid-related. arktimes@arktimes.com

Solo Parent: December 17, 2021 Facebook post: Dearest listeners, due to LIFE, The Solo Parent Podcast will need to take a hiatus for the foreseeable future. We don't have a return date quite yet, but this is not the end. Please visit our website at soloparentmag.com for great new content in the meantime. We believe in you. Be well.

Sonoma Family-Life: Tressa Eaton:  tressa@family-life.us 
Angel: angel@family-life.us

South Florida Parenting: Messaged on Facebook 12/29/23. Bad email is southfloridaparenting@tribune.com. Heard back to try editor@sfparenting.com

Southwest Ohio Parent: Cincinnati Parent and Dayton Parent merged into this. nicolesipe@ohparent.com

Suburban Family ChicagoThough stronger than ever, effective January 1, 2024 Chicago Suburban Family magazine is going into retirementYes, we are closing...and doing so, at the top of our game. For 25 years, the husband and wife team of Jim and Sue Wolf have worked together to publish this wonderful magazine, of which we are so proud. But, “all good things must come to an end,” and for us, NOW  is simply the right time to begin the next chapter in our lives. It is with great pride that we say that our two sons, their amazing wives and five loving grandchildren are a big part of that “next chapter.” We can’t begin to thank the scores of people who have, over the last quarter century, helped make Suburban Family the endearing success that it is today: Circulation Drivers and Directors, Event Editors, Marketing and Sales, Printers, Graphic Artists, Internet Professionals…and of course, the continuous support of our Advertisers and Readers and Writerslike you.  Thank you for your contribution to our magazine over the years. We are grateful for the opportunity to share your articles with our readers. We wish you continued success. As we symbolically turn out the lights, please know that we will always cherish our days with Suburban Family Magazine…AND every-single-person whoever touched it. Farewell, Jim & Sue Wolf, Co-Publishers,1998 to 2023.

Toledo Parent: a.k.a. Toledo Area Parent. New assignment editor December 2023 Mary Genson at toledoparenteditor@adamsstreetpublishing.com.

Triangle FamilyI shared a new market on 4/29/23: Triangle Family, Beth Shugg, Executive Editor (previously with Carolina Parent). Debut issue March/April 2023. The email has been bouncing back so I've just tried info@5westmag.com.

Ultimate Family VacationsFound marketUltimate Family Vacations – This is an Ensemble Travel Group publication I'd never heard of until a member of the Facebook group mentioned having trouble getting paid for an article she wrote for them. So ... tread lightly. 

Upstate Parent: (bad email khassold@greenvillenews.com) Contacted kcasteel@gannett.com 12/27/23 to find out what's up. Greenville News. Heard this back: yes Upstate Parent has been all digital for quite a while but still publishes at upstateparent.com. We aren’t currently accepting reprints but please feel free to check back later in 2024. Try chris@worthyplace.com.

Valley Parent: (Columbus and the Valley) "Effective May 12, 2023, I am retiring and this email address will no longer be supported. For Columbus and the Valley issues, message jodi@columbusandthevalley.com."

Washington Parent: New editor is Karen Kullgren editor@washingtonparent.net.

West Virginia Family: bad email is editor@wvfamilymagazine.com. Delete.

Westchester Family4/22/23 Westchester Family's Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp (ancillary publication addition)

Western New York FamilyMichele has retired; new editor, as well as owner/publisher, will be Paul Kline editor@wnyfamilymagazine.com

Williamson Parent: (bad email chad@daycommedia.com) No longer publishing.

Wisconsin Parent: (bad email lissa@wisconsinparent.com). After researching, I would delete them from submissions lists.

YMM Parent: (bad email kerrie@balsom.ca)

YYC FamiliesFound marketYYC Families from Calgary's Child. A resource guide for family life in the Foothills.

Your Teen Media: Sold. Waiting to see what's next.

Zoe Communications Group: Editorial: Katina Beniaris, katina@thezoeteam.com. For other needs, send an email to info@metroparent.com.

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