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 Danielle McNally of Marie Claire

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner MarieClaire.com Features Editor, Danielle McNally. Q: Marie Claire magazine is such a well-known publication among women. Tell us about the digital platform you work for, MarieClaire.com. A: Our website serves as a compliment to the print magazine, but also as its own distinct media destination. We are so much more than a website: MarieClaire.com editors produce original content, including breaking news reporting and longform features, shape the brand’s presence on social media, and are responsible for producing original video, both short-form and mini-documentaries. Through it all, though, we stay true to the Marie Claire ethos, … Read More

Editor Q&A with Beth Dreher of Woman’s Day

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Woman’s Day Features Editor, Beth Dreher. Q: Woman’s Day is a publication most of us are very familiar with. Can you bring us up to speed on your readers and the types of content you publish for anyone who may not have read a recent issue? A: Woman’s Day reaches 20 million readers per month with a mix of lifestyle content, including food, health, home organizing/decorating, money, and fashion/beauty. We also tell stories by and about inspiring women, which makes up the bulk of my job. Q: As Features Editor, what does a typical day … Read More

Editor Q&A with Julia Westbrook of EatingWell

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner EatingWell Media Group Associate Nutrition Editor, Julia Westbrook. Q: EatingWell is a national bi-monthly publication focused on healthful eating. Tell us about the types of articles you publish. A: Our magazine is divided into several sections: FRESH is our front-of-book section. Here we cover short, news-y or timely studies on a wide range of topics. The buckets for FRESH are food, life, thinking, health, fix, (sometimes travel) and ink. On the food page we celebrate food. Could be a restaurant, a farm find, a seasonal food, or something trendy in food/drink. On the lifestyle page, we … Read More

Editor Q&A with Megan Griffo of The Mighty

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner TheMighty.com Editor-in-Chief, Megan Griffo. Q:  Tell us in your words what The Mighty is and who its for. A: The Mighty is a platform for people to share real stories of health — both challenges and triumph. Right now we have more than 8,000 contributors sharing stories about their disabilities, chronic illnesses, rare diseases, mental illnesses and more. It’s a community built on trust, connection, and resilience. Really, it’s for everyone — we all have a body, and even if at the moment we’re relatively healthy, we all have loved ones going through a health … Read More

Editor Q&A with Richard Eisenberg of Next Avenue

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Next Avenue Managing Editor and Senior Web Editor (Money & Security and Work & Purpose Channels), Richard Eisenberg.  Q: Next Avenue is a publication aimed at those in the 50+ demographic. Tell us more about the publication and what you publish. A: We are a public media site out of the PBS station in Minneapolis/St. Paul, TPT, and publish articles daily for our five channels: Money & Security (personal finance); Work & Purpose; Health and Well-Being; Caregiving and Living & Learning (lifestyle). Our money and work stories are generally republished on Forbes and sometimes on Marketwatch and … Read More

Editor Q&A with Sara Goldstein of Parent.co

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Parent.co Content Director, Sara Goldstein. Q: Many of my readers are familiar with Parent.co and have even written for you before. For those who are discovering Parent.co for the first time, tell us about the site and the type of content you publish. A: Parent.co is a digital publication for people who are as curious about the world as they are committed to raising great kids. Through personal narrative and expert advice, we hope to provide our readers with the inspiration and information to know better and do better every day. We understand that although … Read More

Editor Q&A with Amy Newmark of Chicken Soup for the Soul

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I was recently interviewed by Chicken Soup for the Soul Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Amy Newmark for the Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast (check out all of their episodes for daily short and sweet doses of inspiration!), and she was kind enough to pop over to Beyond Your Blog to give us the latest on writing for her amazing series of books. Read on for the full interview. Q: Chicken Soup for the Soul is a household name, but for those who may not have had the pleasure of reading one of your many books, tell us about the types of stories … Read More

Editor Q&A with Rudri Patel & Beth Burrell of The Sunlight Press

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner The Sunlight Press Editors, Rudri Patel and Beth Burrell. Rudri and Beth share everything you need to know about getting published in their paying publication, and also fill us in on their funding model and plans to pay writers more in the future. Q: The Sunlight Press is quite new! Tell us about the site and what made you want to start it. A: The Sunlight Press is a digital literary journal that provides a home to new and established voices. We welcome creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, reviews, photography, and artist reflections on their craft. We want to … Read More

Get Paid To Write About Mental Health: 12 Publications To Pitch

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In 2015 we published an article called 18 Places To Publish Your Writing About Mental Health Topics. This article has been so popular, we decided to level up and focus on publications that publish writing on the topic of mental health AND pay. Whether you like to write reported pieces, essays, informational pieces, or a combination, if your topic relates to mental health, we’ve got something on this list for you. HealthyPlace According to HealthyPlace Blog Editor Natasha Tracy, this site is the largest consumer mental health site, providing “information on mental health issues and medication both from a consumer and an … Read More

Editor Q&A with Rachel Sanoff of Hello Giggles

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner HelloGiggles Features Editor, Rachel Sanoff. Rachel shares submission tips for the paying publication, content/topics she is looking for, how writing for HelloGiggles opens up opportunities to be shared in/by other TIME Inc. publications, and more! Q: HelloGiggles describes itself as a positive online community for women and has celebrity connections. Tell us more about the site for those who may not know. A: HelloGiggles was founded in 2011 by Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi, and Molly McAleer. We publish 100+ news articles daily, covering everything from entertainment, health, politics, lifestyle, tech, and viral social media stories. … Read More