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.


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Editor Q&A with Diane Debrovner of Parents Magazine

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Parents Magazine Deputy Editor, Diane Debrovner. Diane talks to us about the submission process, what gets her attention in a pitch, response time, payment and more! Q: I think most of us are very familiar with your publication! Tell us about your role at Parents Magazine. A: I oversee our coverage of health, child development & behavior, education, and adult books, including our Ages & Stages section. That means that I top-edit all of those pieces (as well as some on other topics), working closely with the assigning editors, and I also assign some pieces myself. I work … Read More

Editor Q&A with Colleen Stinchcombe of SheKnows

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner SheKnows Community Editor, Colleen Stinchcombe. Colleen fills us in on what former BlogHer contributors need to know, how bloggers can get published on SheKnows today, the content their readers love most, paid writing opportunities with, and much more! Q: Most of my readers are familiar with SheKnows and/or BlogHer. Can you give us a recap on the SheKnows acquisition of BlogHer and how the two brands now function from an editorial perspective?  A: SheKnows Media acquired in 2014. As of February 1st, 2017’s community section has been moved to the … Read More

Editor Q&A with Amy Morrison of Pregnant Chicken

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  Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Pregnant Chicken Founder, Amy Morrison. Amy talks to us about the qualities they want to see in submissions, what their readers love, response time, payment for writers and more! Q: Tell us about Pregnant Chicken and the types of articles you publish. A: Pregnant Chicken is an engaging online resource for expectant and new parents featuring advice, information, and tips to help keep your pregnancy fun. We’re always looking for funny or emotionally relatable posts about pregnancy and being a new parent. Q: We know your demographic includes moms. What else should potential contributors know about your … Read More

Over 1,523 Publications That Are Paying Writers!

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In 2015 we published an article called 1129+ places That Pay For Your Writing. A year and a half later, this is still one of our most popular articles, so we decided to put together a new and improved version for our readers with lists that are a bit more current. Let’s get started! Earn Money Online: 92 Websites That Pay Writers $50+ – This is a list that Make A Living Writing puts together periodically. She also crosses them off the list if a site folds, stops accepting submissions, or stops paying writers (boo!). This is the list from Spring … Read More

Editor Q&A with Kind Over Matter

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Kind Over Matter Editor-In-Chief, Lara Heacock. Lara tells us about her publication, how your post will be promoted, the topics in which she’d like to feature more guest posts, opportunities for poets, and more! Q: “Kind Over Matter is a place that is filled with kindness, inspiration, creativity, truth, gentleness & love.” Oooh! Tell us more about your publication. A: Kind Over Matter strives to inspire readers to bring kindness into all parts of life, starting with self-kindness. Our articles are real, honest and vulnerable. They help readers understand that they’re not alone, … Read More

Editor Q&A with My Itchy Travel Feet

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner My Itchy Travel Feet Assistant Editor, Nicole Jewell. Nicole gives us details about the specific types of travel posts they publish, payment for writers, what to include in a pitch, when you’ll hear back from her after you submit, and more! Beyond Your Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Our full Affiliate disclosure can be found here. Q: Tell us about My Itchy Travel Feet and the content you publish. A: My … Read More

Win a Free Ticket to #BlogHer17!

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A few months ago I was asked to join BlogHer#17‘s Community Advisory Board. I jumped at the chance to offer feedback on Conference programming and ideas, and am thrilled to be able to help judge the BlogHer Voices of the Year (VOTY) competition as well. I also received an extra *guest pass to the #BlogHer17 conference, June 22-24, in Orlando Florida! This is where you come in, because I am giving it to one of my readers! If you have not been to a BlogHer conference, you’ll “join an exhilarating mix of content creators, social media stars, entrepreneurs, top brands, activists and … Read More

Editor Q&A with The Rumpus

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner The Rumpus Editor-In-Chief, Marisa Siegel. Marisa talks to us about her new role at the publication, their focus going forward, her new managing editor, the articles you should read if you want to write for them and more! Q: Let’s start by talking about your recent big news at The Rumpus! For those who missed it, please share your recent announcement and tell us about the response.  A: As we announced on Tuesday, January 17, I have purchased The Rumpus and effective immediately, am the Editor-in-Chief and owner of the site. Lyz Lenz … Read More

Editor Q&A with Her View From Home

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner, Her View From Home Editor, Leslie Means. Leslie shares news about increased view-based payments for writers, tips for submitting work that gets published, what qualities are most important in the writing they accept, and more! Q: Tell us about Her View From Home and how you decided to start the site. A: Her View From Home is made up of views from women across the globe who share a passion for their view from home.  Many are writers and bloggers, most are mothers who have come together to form this incredible tribe of women.  We started … Read More

To The Blogger Who Wants To Get Published By Another Site But Doesn’t Know Where To Start

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  The good news is that you can get published. Really! When I first started submitting my writing, it was slow going because I felt like there wasn’t really a resource or a how-to manual. And I’m the type of person who likes to read the instructions twice and then re-read them. I struggled with questions like: Where should I submit my writing? Am I good enough for another site to publish my writing? Should I just keep all my good content for my personal blog? I wasn’t sure that submitting my writing was a smart move, but my personal blog only … Read More