Editor Q&A with Megan Griffo of The Mighty

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Editor Q&A with Megan Griffo of The Mighty

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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Editor Q&A Richard Eisenberg of Next Avenue

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

Find Your Writing Tribe in a New City – 7 Strategies

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Find Your Writing Tribe in a New City -7 Strategies

When you make your living as a freelance writer, it’s important to know where you can find fellow writers in your community. Whether you want to network with like-minded individuals or enjoy brainstorming and sharing ideas with others who know your craft, finding a local writing tribe can be instrumental in professional success. I’ve been making a living as a freelance writer for more than seven years. And while many of the publications I’ve written for are national, a fair amount of my clients and steady writing work stemmed from the city in which I resided. When I moved from … Read More

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

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

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

What happens when your essay is chosen for the Modern Love Podcast?

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What happens when your essay is chosen for the Modern Love Podcast

In 2016 I got an email from Daniel Jones, editor of the Modern Love column in the New York Times in which he explained the podcast that was launching, based on the column. I love podcasts and was excited to listen but there have been over 600 Modern Love essays published and there was no way mine would make the list. I’m a small blogger with a few lucky clips in well-known places, no formal writing education, no connections, no writing community. I live in Djibouti where I’m the only blogger I know. A year later, I got another email. … Read More

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

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

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

7 Ways Writing Helps Improve Wellbeing

In Writing Inspiration by Francesca Baker | |

Deadlines can be panic inducing. Editors may be demanding. The search for commissions is draining. Trying to make ends meet can make you feel full of anxiety. Put like that, the dream of being a published author or journalist seems more of a nightmare. Sometimes it’s a wonder that we bother writing at all. But as well as a love of words, a passion for communication of ideas and information, and a creative impulse within, there is another reason to nudge us on. Writing can be brilliant for our wellbeing. Many writers testify to the benefits they find in their … 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