Monday, February 27, 2023

UPDATES to "The Mother of All Writing Market Books"

Last updated 2/27/23

For this post to make sense, you're going to need to get this resource: 

I created this post because the publishing industry changes FAST. One day you're submitting your article on the "10 Best Birthday Party Ideas for Teens" to your favorite regional parenting publication, and the next day that magazine is printing its final issue. 

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

Now what?

You 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. You didn't see anybody taking money at the door or checking ID, didja? Nope. And by the way, thanks for purchasing my instant-download PDF book, The Mother of All Writing Market Books: 600 Homes for Your Family, Parenting & Women's Articles, Essays & More. (If you haven't bought it yet but want to, please use the discount code PPBLOG20 to save 20%.)

So scan this list regularly for all the updates, bad and good, and you might also consider signing up for an email subscription because I like to send out a power-packed email when I find a bunch of new markets. And I'm ALWAYS looking for new markets!

Updated Information in Date Order (Newest First)

2/27/23 New market found by yours truly: Ottawa's Parenting Times

2/23/23 From Sandi Schwartz in the group: Growing Up Chico is no longer accepting submissions and all writing will be done in-house.

2/16/23 From Sarah Lyons in the group: New email for Columbus and the Valley (Valley Parent) =

1/15/23 I've found more new markets, bringing the total of markets to 608, but instead of entering them all here, I'm frantically working on getting Version 2.0 of the 8th edition out, and it's at least double the size. It will include submission guidelines in full instead of just links to them, appendices to include sample cover and query letters, a sample reprint list, and more, and an entire section at the front teaching you how to break into this market.

1/4/23 Found market: Sarcastic Mommy

1/1/23 City Parent Canada was missing an email address in the first edition:

1/1/23 Found markets: Bitch Magazine (went back to check for more information and now the link is being worked on), Ms. Magazine, Money Pantry (not accepting new submissions currently)

12/26/22 As I was updating the book to insert actual writers' guidelines instead of just links, I found that the guest posting link for The Points Guy is a dead link and there's no info on guest posting for this site. I'll revisit as I find out more.

12/3/22 Message received from Western New York FamilyYou are receiving this email because at some time, past or present, you have submitted freelance articles to Western New York Family. Please be sure to read the announcement below. Additionally, it is important to note that I still very much want to receive your submissions. I will remain editor for the next year and we are trying very hard to keep WNY Family alive, not only financially, but with its usual excellent content. If you wish to be taken off my list because you are no longer writing, please let me know via return email.

12/3/12 Writer beware: A writer in the FB group shared this post: Long-Standing Payment Problems at Cricket Media

11/28/22 North Idaho Family is on the main RPM list but not found in the body of the book. I found the information and added the actual market link and email address.

11/28/22 Removed NCW Kid Connect from the main RPM list and replaced it with Idaho Family Magazine (see above)

11/28/22 Island Parent and Teen is on the main RPM list but not found in the body of the book. The title is actually Island Parent Tweens and Teens and I've added a link to the Issuu copy.

11/17/22 Alison Novak is no longer with KidsVT (she moved over to Seven Days). Just email

11/14/22 New Jersey Family email from Angel Madison, Managing Editor: She'll be working part-time only for a while so if you want to get in touch immediately, try

10/15/22: Writing opportunity: WNY Family's current "Journey into Fatherhood" columnist is "retiring" in January 2023, so we are looking for a new "voice" to take his place. If you're a dad who enjoys writing and can reliably put together a 750-word column on deadline each month, we'd like to hear from you. The choice of topics is up to you — serious or humorous — dealing with the wild ride of being a dad in today's world. There is a modest payment for each column. If interested, email a sample 750-word column to Please put FATHERHOOD COLUMN in your subject line.

9/12/22 from Jill M. in the FB group: For editorial matters concerning Baltimore's Child, Baltimore Style, Frederick's Child, MetroKids and Washington FAMILY, please email editor Lindsay VanAsdalan at (changed in most current copy of book)

Found marketIdaho Family Magazine — Email is 

Found marketKern County Family Magazine — This was in the book as a magazine that I could not find any information on that I had actually worked with in the past. Email is Here's the November 2022 issue.

Found 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. 

Deceased marketSuburban Parent Texas is no longer publishing. Please remove from your email submissions list. I've replaced it with Kern County Family (see above) to keep the book at an even 600 markets!

Bouncebacks I'm Currently Checking Out (maybe my crappy email service just didn't actually delete these contacts when I told it to do so)

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