Editor Q&A with Diane Debrovner of Parents Magazine

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

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

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

EDITOR QA with Kind Over Matter P

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 P

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 Amazon.com 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

Editor Q&A with The Rumpus P

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 P

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

Editor Q&A with Authors Publish

Editor Q&A with Authors Publish

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner, Authors Publish Editor, Caitlin Jans. Caitlin tells us about writing for her publication, the pitches and topics that get her interest. payment details and more! Q: Can you tell us about Authors Publish and the content you publish? A: Authors Publish is a weekly magazine that publishes one review of a literary journal, one review of a manuscript publisher that accepts unsolicited submissions, and one general interest article on writing, publishing, or promoting, once a week. We also publish the occasional special issue entirely focused on one aspect of writing and publishing, as well as a … Read More

An interview with Good Housekeeping’s Carla Levy

An interview with Good Housekeeping’s Carla Levy

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In this article, contributor and friend to BYB, Amy Paturel, interviews her editor at Good Housekeeping, Carla Levy. Q: Many writers reading this interview will be familiar with Good Housekeeping, but tell us a little bit about the publication and your background there. A: I think people view Good Housekeeping as an old-fashioned magazine that’s stuck in another generation. I recommend people pick it up and give it a read because I think they’ll be surprised. I came on board from Condé Nast a little over two years ago and I would put our content, our photography and the job … Read More

Editor Interview With Upworthy Editor Jenni Gritters

Editor Q&A with Upworthy

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**Note: As of 2017, Jenni is no longer with Upworthy, however, the information RE: writing submissions in this article is current as of publication and will provide some great tips for those of you looking to submit** Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner, Upworthy Editor, Jenni Gritters. Jenni tells us about starting the freelance program at Upworthy, the recipe for the pieces they publish, why images are so important to their content, the types of pitches she wants to see more of, payment and bonuses for writers and more! Q: Let’s start with a primer on Upworthy for those who are new … Read More