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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

Editor Q&A with Kinnari Shah of Second Nexus

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner, Second Nexus Senior Editor, Kinnari Shah. Kinnari tells Beyond Your Blog about the unique way writers get assignments, the type of article that is successful on their site, payment for writers and more! Q: Tell us about Second Nexus and the timely/topical stories you like to publish. A: We focus on straight news analysis, with a leftist slant, and with an eye towards what could be shared on social media. Our writers live all over the US; they encompass a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Our pieces fall into two categories: breaking news and more “evergreen” … Read More

Did These 9 Writers Get Published On Their Target Publications From A Year Ago?

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In March of 2016 Beyond Your Blog asked 12 bloggers to share the publications they hoped to be published in for the coming year. You can read about their target publication goals here. In this article we are checking back in with nine of them a year later to see if they were successful, or whether they changed direction. Melissa of Mommy Musings was targeting The Huffington Post, New York Times’ Well Family, and Brain, Child in 2016. UPDATE: “Unfortunately, requirements from my primary job forced my blogging to take a back seat this year, and I have only written a handful of articles. … Read More

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 SheKnows.com, 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 BlogHer.com in 2014. As of February 1st, 2017 BlogHer.com’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