Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

Website

http://www.beyondyourblog.com

Social Media
     
Articles

Editor Q&A with Conor O’Brien of International Living

Published on:

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner International Living magazine Managing Editor, Conor O’Brien. Conor gives us the latest on how you can contribute to their paid writing opportunities including newsletters and their intriguing magazine, pay rates, details about their readers and writers and much more! Q: International Living is a monthly magazine and also offers several newsletters, events and even real estate alerts. Tell us about IL in your own words. A: IL is the premier resource for people looking to retire, work, and generally enjoy a more fulfilling and affordable life overseas. Q: What can you tell us about your readers? … Read More

Your Questions Answered: the ProWritingAid team’s Q&A on using a self-editing tool

Published on:

I was hesitant to try a self-editing tool, but when I finally did a few months ago, I was pleasantly surprised. Since ProWritingAid offers their super powerful free tool for free, I have been sharing it with all my readers. The Q&A that follows will get you off and running quickly if you decide to give it a try (and it takes about 5 seconds to try it for the first time). Don’t miss what the team shares about Word Explorer, a feature you might miss if you don’t know it is there– so good!! Some of the links on this … Read More

8 Writers Share Their Target Publications

Published on:

In 2016 Beyond Your Blog reached out to bloggers to see which online publications they hoped to be published on. A year later, we followed up to see if they had reached their goals or changed course. Now we are following a new group of bloggers (and some writers who don’t have blogs) to find out their publishing goals for 2017.  We’ll check in next to see where they are with those target sites next year! Stephanie is a professor turned stay-at-home-parent committed to debunking all of the bad parenting advice on the internet. She blogs at snackdinner, where she helps … Read More

Editor Q&A with Karna Converse of Literary Mama

Published on:

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Literary Mama Editor-in-Chief, Karna Converse. Karna does a stellar job of bringing us up to speed on everything we need to know to write for Literary Mama. Don’t miss the details about specific topics they are interested in (with a specific shout out to grandparents and parent of older kids), how individuals can benefit from all-volunteer staff and writing positions, specific qualities they love to see in submissions, special issues and open volunteer staff positions. Q: Many of my readers will be familiar with Literary Mama. For those who may not be, tell us about your … Read More

4 Submission Savvy Writers Share Publication Tips and Successes

Published on:

A little over a year ago, I launched my online course Submission Savvy. I designed the course to help bloggers who were new to having their writing published online better understand the benefits, pitfalls, and best practices of digital publication and ultimately start getting published. Over the course of the year I re-launched the course several times with updates and new bonuses, and had fun checking in with course registrants to address questions and follow progress. I recently reached out to course participants to see how they were doing with their publication goals and get feedback on the course. Here is … Read More

Which Journal Matches Your Personality?

Published on:

In our first newsletter this year Personal Essay Expert and Instructor, Amy Paturel shared an expert tip encouraging writers to use a journal and start reflecting weekly. I loved the idea she gave of going back through the journal at the end of the year to reflect on growth and change and even discover ideas for personal essays. Alan Henry suggests even more great reasons to keep a journal in his Lifehacker article Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours). Included in his list of reasons for keeping a journal are mental health benefits and harnessing creativity. … Read More

5 Tips and Tools for Editing Your Own Articles (without bugging friends and loved ones)

Published on:

We all love to ask our significant other to read and edit our work right? And there is nothing more satisfying than paying money to have someone make edits to our writing is there? Wrong. If you don’t like to ask favors, or your favor-givers have poor grammar and spelling skills, there are some great tricks you can use to edit your own writing that go beyond just reading it over and over. And over. The next time your article is ready for the chopping block, step away from it for a bit to let it breathe, and then go back … Read More

Editor Q&A with Alexa Bigwarfe of Lose the Cape!

Published on:

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Lose the Cape Editor, Alexa Bigwarfe. Alexa gives us the latest on bonus payment opportunities for original and republished work, how to be a guest on their podcast, their newest anthology call, virtual events for bloggers and much more! Beyond Your Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through … Read More

Editor Q&A with Natasha Tracy of HealthyPlace

Published on:

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner HealthyPlace Blog Editor Natasha Tracy. Natasha shares how you can become a regular paid blogger, the benefits their writers enjoy, how they’d like you to promote your published work, and much more! Beyond Your Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link. Q: Tell us about HealthyPlace and who your readers … Read More

Editor Q&A with Julianne Palumbo of Mothers Always Write

Published on:

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Mothers Always Write Editor, Julianne Palumbo. Julianne shares what types of literary essays and poetry they love to publish, upcoming themes, the benefits they offer writers (including some paid opportunities) and more! Q: Mothers Always Write (MAW) is ‘a literary magazine by mothers for mothers’. Can you share how and why you started the site and the type of stories you publish? A: I started Mothers Always Write in February of 2015 because of my belief that there’s a need for more publishing opportunities for literary mother writing. I wanted MAW to be a place that offers writing about the … Read More