"Welcome to 101 Holidays, the UK’s leading travel inspiration site. More than 5 million people a year use our sites to research their holidays, using the expertise of our team of award-winning travel writers."
“Having a parenting slump? Feeling down in the dump? A few minutes here and you’ll be revived, even inspired. To free up the fine parent you are inside…A Fine Parent is an online community for parents who believe that Great Parents are Made, Not Born. We focus on one topic each month that can help us become better people and better parents.” Submission window only opens a few times each year, so watch the site closely.
“The Washington Post’s Acts of Faith offers breaking and ongoing news, analysis and opinion about major religion stories. We tackle anything where faith, spirituality, ethics and values live, from politics and culture to science and education.”
"Creative Nonfiction magazine is seeking submissions for a special issue devoted to the theme of “adaptation”—original essays illuminating the ways in which the need to keep up with a rapidly-changing world drives the work of scientists, designers, thinkers, innovators, farmers, soldiers, medical professionals, teachers, and others and affects the lives of prisoners, patients, refugees, students, travelers, and other citizens."
“Adoptive Families is the leading information resource for parents before, during, and after adoption. The award-winning quarterly digital magazine and website provide independent, authoritative adoption parenting advice and real families’ stories.”
"We’re looking for behind-the-scene stories about small town radio stations. We’re seeking personal stories about die-hard radio fans. We want to hear from (current/former) jocks, from program directors, from engineers, from the sales team, from ancillary characters like record reps and concert promoters—tales from every corner of the radio station and from everyone radio ever reached."
“Write a narrative piece about a “detour” that happened in your life, and how that “detour” has made you who you are today. It doesn’t always have to be a happy ending. It is simply sharing with other readers an unexpected life event which made life different that you had imagined, and how that event changed or shaped you.”
“We are particularly interested in articles about how authors can promote their writing or build their careers. We are interested in articles about traditional and self publishing. This includes articles about agents, publishers, and conferences. We occasionally publish articles about the mechanics of writing.” Also looking for reviews of Literary Journals, Small Presses, and Book Publishers
"Bella Grace is a print publication devoted to discovering magic in the ordinary. Our aim is to touch the souls of our readers through beautifully penned stories and striking photographs that capture life’s beautiful adventure."
"Below the Fold Magazine is a humor site (we feel bad that we have to tell people this, but certain people take everything so literally and then they sue and whatnot, destroying our confidence and undermining our creativity) written by women. Written by women for women? Maybe. But we hope certain men and some children will also benefit substantially from reading our pieces. And animals."
“Online Magazine about Women inspiring Women Real Women-Real Stories. Our readers and writers contribute essays in the categories of: SHE DID IT!, Your work, Your Finances, Sex Diaries, Aging Parents, Adult Children, Amazing Travels, Financial Planning, and Retirement. Of course we also deal with Relationships, Second Marriages, Divorce, Widowhood, Fashion (as in: Can I wear this at 50+?), and the big Kahuna known as Menopause.”
“Bitch Media’s mission is to provide a feminist critique and analysis of pop culture, to encourage discussion about how the media influences us, and to promote the connection between cultural critique and social-justice activism.”
“BGD is a website for video and writing by people of color who are also queer and/or trans. It’s a place where you can take up space and raise your voice! BGD has millions of readers all over the globe. The world’s listening. What do you want to say?…With its focus on social justice from a QTPoC perspective, BGD is the only forum of its kind on the web.”
“We are specifically interested in articles that explore the art of writing/creating/designing; how to’s and advice for chasing after your passion.” Canadian publication open to writers of all nationalities.
“BlogHer is a platform for sharing great voices, stories and ideas.”. With many categories under the umbrellas of Lifestyle, Blogging & Social Media, and News & Entertainment, BlogHer spans a wide range of interests.
"BLUNTmoms is a collection of amazing bloggers who come to this site to explore different stories that aren’t always appropriate for their own personal blog sites...please make note that we are moving away from posts about new parenthood. This includes topics like pregnancy woes, cracked nipples, car seat shit storms and anything to do with your first few years of parenting. We want lots of stuff that will engage older parents of tweens teens and beyond."
"In our fifth publication year, we are now considering personal essays for Brain Teen, our award-winning print magazine devoted to parenting teens (ages 13 and up) or having been a teen. We look for an authentic voice with a down-to-earth tone. We appreciate exquisite detail, vivid scenes and spot-on dialogue. We love to see new topics or interesting angles on familiar topics. Payment: $300. Each accepted essay is automatically entered into our "Best of Brain Teen" contest for a $1,000 prize."
“Break the Parenting Mold is an online community dedicated to supporting and encouraging parents with children who have special needs. We feature tips, stories, humor, allergen-free recipes, DIY therapy, and more.”
A quarterly magazine, “Broken Pencil reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos, and artworks from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. Also, ground breaking interviews, original fiction, and commentary on all aspects of the independent arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.”
“Broken Toilets is an online magazine about global development and culture. Our mission is to bring more thoughtful perspectives to issues in social and environmental justice, equality, political change, human rights and openness.”
“BudgetTravel.com is the ultimate resource for the world’s savviest travelers. It provides smart consumers with practical and timely tips and tools, uncovering the best under-the-radar discoveries and showing just how any destination can be made accessible.”
“With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience.BUST tells the truth about women’s lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture. BUSTing stereotypes about women since 1993.”
“Providing a fresh spin on news, entertainment, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, books, and any and all subjects that concern women. Bustle is an online community delivering original content that’s smart, shareable, and, most importantly, fun.”
“Catapult champions powerful voices, breakthrough narratives, and extraordinary storytelling experiences. We publish fiction and narrative nonfiction stories that are alive, illuminating, stirring, and surprising.”
“Are you a thorough researcher, fluid writer, and cautious spender? If the answer to all three is yes, Cheapism.com would like to hear from you. We aim to be consumers’ first stop on the way to finding the best inexpensive goods and services. We are looking for freelance writers and editors who will track down those budget gems, highlight them in our buying guides, and share frugal tips and intelligence on our blog.”
“Christian Courier is an independent Christian bi-weekly publication. Our content is an eclectic boutique of styles, opinions and flavors from a Reformed perspective. We serve North American Christians with thoughtful response to the stories, issues and trends of today.
“For the last decade, our working agenda has been “hope, how-to and hot national topics.” We aim to provide hope by telling the stories of people and organizations that have successfully made a difference in their sphere of influence — and how they did it — so others can follow their example. When it comes to hot national topics, we provide an in-depth perspective from a Christian point of view that readers can’t get from the mainstream media.”
“Coffee + Crumbs is a collection of stories about motherhood, love, truth, and the good kind of heartache. At the very core of this space, we want all moms to feel less alone. Our writer team is made up of nine imperfect mothers, figuring out the mystery of parenthood one day and mistake at a time. Coffee + Crumbs is where we share our stories along the way, regularly practicing our collective mantra of grace > guilt.”
"Cosmopolitan is the best-selling young women's magazine in the U.S., a bible for fun, fearless females that reaches more than 17 million readers a month. Cosmopolitan delivers the latest news on men and love, work and money, fashion and beauty, health, self-improvement and entertainment.
Cosmopolitan.com reaches nearly 30 million unique users a month, in addition to boasting 8 million social followers. "
"Country magazine celebrates an insider's view of rural North America as seen through the stories—and cameras—of more than 3 million readers. Connect with an impassioned and highly involved community of people who love the spirit and beauty of the country."
“Crazy Good Parent was born out of my frustration at looking for support as a parent with a mental illness…connecting moms and dads trying to be the best parents we can be while managing our sometimes unruly minds”
"What we're looking for: Real-life Frankenstein stories.True stories that explore humans’ efforts to control and redirect nature, the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology, and contemporary interpretations of monstrosity"
"This collection takes the issue that most divides this country, and moves it to the quiet, intimate stories of people from across the country. This collection isn’t meant to advocate a position. Instead, we want the personal stories and reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story."
"Brad King, Amber Peckham, Nicole Mathew, and Elise Lockwood are seeking narrative essay, creative nonfiction, script photo, and poetry submissions for an edited book collection titled Dear America: Reflections on Race. This collection takes the issue that most divides this country, and moves it to the quiet, intimate stories of people from across the country. This collection isn’t meant to advocate a position. Instead, we want the personal stories and reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story."
"2016 has been a hard one for fans of the arts. Prince, Patty Duke, Umberto Eco, Harper Lee, David Bowie, Alan Rickman…and we’re not at the end of the year yet. Did you lose your celebrity crush this year? Did a thread of connection to an important time of your life snap? We’re looking for the truest, most honest, most real connections to those we’ve lost this year."
“Whether you are thinking about separating, newly divorced or have already navigated the divorce process, whether you are in your 20s with an infant or in your 50s with grown children, you have experience and a unique point of view. Your stories will help other moms who are going through the same process.”
"(Formerly titled Dreams & Synchronicities) Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. We’re collecting stories for a second book on this topic, following our bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. Share your stories about the amazing things that have happened in your own life."
“Earth Island Journal is always looking for compelling and distinctive stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems, stories that scan the horizon for the next big issue. We want stories that will surprise, provoke, and entertain our readers and that explore new territory overlooked by other publications.”
"Eat Live Life’s sole purpose is to make health and wellness to every human being on the face of the planet. We are truly passionate about changing peoples lives and giving all that we can to achieve this. We aim to help people rely less on the current healthcare system and rely more on themselves by empowering them with knowledge that won’t only benefit a single individual but everyone that they come into contact with.”
“EatingWell is the only national food magazine that focuses exclusively on eating healthfully (our motto: “Where Good Taste Meets Good Health”). We are the preeminent magazine resource for people who want to enjoy food that is delicious and good for them.”
“…open to submissions of personal and critical essays, as well as humor, that reflect on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms. We’re particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture–you name it.”
“We’re dedicated to sharing the good life beyond the choir, and to all those who didn’t yet know they give a care about living a good, fun life that’s good for others, and our planet. The mindful life is about yoga, organics, sustainability, conscious consumerism, enlightened education, the contemplative arts, adventure, bicycling, family…everything. But mostly it’s about this present moment, right here, right now, and how we can best be of benefit, and have a good time doing so.”
"esperanza (hopetocope.com) is a 50,000 circulation quarterly speaking to the estimated 40 million Americans affected by anxiety disorders and at least 20 million impaired by depression, along with their families and medical caregivers. esperanza is not a medical journal, but rather, a lively and information-rich consumer magazine."
"At Essig Magazine, we believe in the value of genuine compassion & the importance of human connection. We take pride in our mission to glorify personal growth while diminishing the value of superficial social status. Although individuality is a positive attribute, it's essential to realize you're a part of something bigger than yourself. Everyone HAS A STORY & EVERY STORY IS WORTH SHARING."
“At EverydayFamily.com get in-depth information on every aspect of preconception, pregnancy and parenting. We offer written articles, instructional videos, charts, checklists and interactive tools to lead you step-by-step.”
“…unique blend of modern media content for and about dads and parenting from across the globe, covering everything from serious and political news to the funny and entertaining — but with YOUR lifestyle and everyday needs in mind”
“Expatica is a English language media company serving internationals across Europe since 2000. We have sites for: The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Luxembourg and Moscow.”
“Family Tree Magazine is a special-interest consumer magazine that helps readers discover, preserve and celebrate their family’s history. We cover genealogy, ethnic heritage, personal history, genealogy websites and software, photography and photo preservation, and other ways that families connect with their past.”
"Fatherly is a parenting resource for men who understand that embracing what they’ve become doesn’t mean giving up who they are. Men who want to be great fathers without turning into cliches. Men who spent their formative years laughing at blogs about dads in short shorts, but who will never, ever wear short shorts themselves."
“A daily dose of inspiring essays and stories empowering women to face their fears, follow their instincts, and find their truth. The Feminine Collective is your cheerleader, your coach, your BFF, and the one place you can turn to when you need a reminder that you are not alone in your thoughts.”
"Our mission is simple – To create a place where all women; cis, trans, queer and women of color can be both Femme and Feminist. A community of joyous expression of femininity within the context and exploration of feminist values."
"Fiftiness is a multi media website for and by women over fifty. We publish video, podcasts and essays that inspire woman to take a whole life approach to being fit and in their fifties. We want engaging stories that skew positive in these categories: Fitness, Nutrition, Friendship, Love & Sex, Finances, Work (first or second careers in your fifties), stories about how you Celebrate Yourself (unique b’day celebrations, special events planned with friends, solo trips, first time adventures)."
“FinerMinds provides a platform for people to share their personal growth stories, their experiences and generally their teachings to a wonderful, inquisitive and enthusiastic audience of personal growth readers both through our blog and through a weekly newsletter.”
“The First Day is an online magazine and print journal featuring fiction, nonfiction, visual arts, reviews, and poetry that highlights the individual experience of beauty, faith, journey, and growth. Our mission is to break down walls between faith traditions and cultural backgrounds to form a common space to share personal stories of struggle and triumph.”
“Food Sense is a unique resource for thoughtful, food-loving eaters and home cooks who have a palate for plant-based eating – for themselves or their loved ones; three days a week, or every day of the year.”
“For Her is a women’s lifestyle magazine that offers advice, articles and essays on how to live a more meaningful and beautiful life. For Her covers topics like spirituality, well-being, positive psychology, home decor, food, and beauty and is looking to expand their pool of writers for personal essays and journalism."
“Our big purpose at FreelanceMom is:To merge women and information together to transfer knowledge, inspiration, wisdom and actionable solutions so you can find the work you love through entrepreneurship.”
A web magazine about the other awkward age of adulthood. “The topics here run the whole gamut: romance, family, health, career, dealing with aging loved ones, and more. But what draws everything together is the sense that we’re all feeling our way along.”
“FundsforWriters is an online resource for writers. You can be a thirty-year veteran or a part-time wannabe, but here at FundsforWriters (FFW), we consider you a writer none-the-less. We emphasize finding money to make writing a realistic career.”
“The Glitter Guide team aims to delight, inspire and ultimately make your life sparkle from the inside out. We believe a smile is a woman’s best accessory, that sequins are appropriate no matter what the occasion and that some days simply require a glass of champagne. We hope to encourage your creative energy and add “sparkle” to your day!”
"GlobalComment.com provides a one-stop web magazine for all readers who are looking for fresh, independent and eclectic commentaries written by talented writers from all over the world. We also publish works of fiction, poetry, art, and other creative material. It is part of our dream to give that vital break to all those budding Henry Millers, Amin Maaloufs, Robert Fisks, Zadie Smiths, Molly Ivinses, and… well, you get the picture."
"Good Housekeeping (goodhousekeeping.com) is a leading lifestyle media brand inspiring a monthly audience of 30+ million readers to discover genius innovations, delicious ideas, style-savvy trends, compelling news and best-in-class products for their homes, families and themselves."
“We want original, compelling, heartbreaking, funny, enraging, enlightening work, written clearly and with an eye towards stories that cut through the dull hum of the internet—stories that help the reader better understand New York City and the people living in it.”
Grace Notes is the blog companion to Bella Grace Magazine. "Bella Grace...devoted to discovering magic in the ordinary. Our aim is to touch the souls of our readers through beautifully penned stories and striking photographs that capture life’s beautiful adventure."
(from The American Grandparents Association) – “At Grandparents.com our goal is to connect and inspire today’s families. As the Trusted Resource for Grandparents, we strengthen the ties between family members, promoting well-being and giving timely information and expert advice on what really matters to you, from health and money, to travel and retirement.”
“Great Moments in Parenting is a website where parents can share the agony and the ecstasy of life with kids. This is a community of moms and dads who understand just how funny (and challenging) it can be to raise kids.” Categories include essays, moments (short), photos and cartoons.
"Greatist helps you find what’s good for you. Not like “eat your vegetables, they’re good for you.” More like “here are some choices you can realistically make, stick with, and feel really good about.” Because in the end, you don't have to choose between being happy and being healthy; they're really the same thing."
"Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary that’s been around since 1999, when the internet was made of rubber bands. We cover climate, energy, food, cities, justice, politics, tech, and green living, and the innovative solutions bubbling up in each of those areas."
“GRIT is a bi-monthly magazine distributed throughout the United States and Canada that celebrates country lifestyles of all kinds, while emphasizing the importance of community and stewardship. GRIT offers practical advice, product reviews, livestock guides, gardening, cooking and other do-it-yourself information, humor and the inspirational stories of folks who moved to the country and love it. Each issue covers topics related to country living, land management, wildlife, gardening, livestock or pets, skills and techniques, seasonal food, community, machinery or tools, and lifestyle events.”
“Guideposts publishes true stories about people who have attained a goal, surmounted an obstacle or learned a helpful lesson through their faith. A typical story is a first-person narrative with a spiritual point that the reader can apply to his or her own life. The story may be your own or someone else’s.”
“At Heart we’re committed to sharing women’s stories. In order to do that, we need our readers to spread the word and encourage bravery in sharing. We feature authentic, attainable lifestyle pieces along with women’s heart-shaping stories in the following categories: acceptance | courage | growth | hope | inspiration | love”
“Heart and Soul is a heart centered and nurturing ezine with lifestyle, relationship, health and spirituality topics. You will also find many tools to help you take action to make positive changes in your life.”
“Founded by actress/musician Zooey Deschanel, producer Sophia Rossi and blogger/web personality Molly McAleer, HelloGiggles.com is the ultimate entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females”
“Henpicked is one of the UK’s largest, fastest-growing websites for women who weren’t born yesterday. We’re here to give women a place to have their say, sparking discussion, promoting healthy debate and, we hope, bringing about positive change. Here, you’ll find inspirational life stories, tips and advice for happiness, health and wealth, plus competitions and offers and recommended products and services."
“Her View From Home is a lifestyle magazine that connects your view to the rest of the world. We strive to give you a platform to share your story and embrace everyday living through daily articles about family, kids, fashion and health, recipes and faith. Our website is made up of views from women across the country who share one common theme; a passion for their view from home.”
“We want to highlight the best of women’s voices and show the uniqueness and commonalities of women’s experiences….Send us an essay focused on an experience or moment – big or small – that transformed you or made you realize something important.”
“…a smart, fun homeschool magazine that’s as creative, playful, and informed as the best homeschool days. Packed with resources, reviews, insight, and inspiration for your homeschool life, it’s the perfect combination of homeschool conference, mom’s night out, and park day, delivered to your mailbox every quarter.”
“HumorOutcasts.com is THE place to take a humor break. Founded by Donna Cavanagh, it is the result of a brainstorming session between several humor writers who longed for a site where humor is the focus — not an afterthought.”
“Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy Topics, Psychology, Personal Development, Mind, Body, Yoga, Spirituality and General Healthcare. Hypnotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Reiki Masters, NLP Masters, Yoga Trainers, Life Coaches, Healthcare Professionals, Medical Doctors, Nutritionists, Trainers and other “Mind & Body” related professionals are welcome to become a writer and publish their original articles in this online magazine.”
“What’s your “grace is messy” story? Growing up, we called it a “testimony” but no matter what you label it, if you’ve got a story of finding faith at the intersection of real life, I’d love to share it. I’m not looking for a sermon. I’m looking for storytellers. Leave your churchy cliches at home and submit your respectfully raw story.”
“A community was created for parents to talk freely and openly without big brother watching. The articles were designed to share parenting experiences and to let you know that you’re not alone with your flaws and imperfections.”
"InCultureParent is an online magazine for parents raising little global citizens. Centered around culture, tradition and language, we feature articles on parenting around the world and raising multicultural and multilingual (also bicultural and bilingual) children. We also spotlight different global holidays together with craft ideas for kids and recipes. We review good books for kids that have a multicultural theme or feature different cultures."
"The Inpathy Bulletin is a behavioral health and wellness blog. We’re always interested in stories about: Behavioral and mental health issues and advice, Personal stories of dealing with behavioral and mental health issues, Wellness tips and relationship advice, Telehealth, telebehavioral health and telemedicine, Campaigns, nonprofits and organizations committed to helping everyone live a healthier life"
International Wine Accessories (IWA) is dedicated to helping our customers create a rich and cultured wine lifestyle...Do you enjoy sharing your wine know-how with other wine lovers? Do you have a knack for writing original, engaging content? We especially appreciate submissions about the best ways to choose, use, install or enjoy wine cellars, racks, cabinets and cooling equipment.”
“JustParents is a community website for parents and parents-to-be to swap advice, get support in the wonderful journey of parenthood and make new friends. Our aim is to be the friendliest, easiest to use independent website for parents in the UK and worldwide.”
“Kindness Blog shares media featuring kindness in all its varied forms. Kindness, compassion, mindfulness, forgiveness, family, love, parenting, wisdom, grief, humanity, friendship, homelessness, life-lessons, morality, gentleness, non-violence, humility, loss, meditation, tandom acts of kindness, mental health and gratitude.”
“This magazine is for those of us that are not rich and famous. This magazine gives us something to read that we can relate to. We talk about everything from social issues to Kids and everything in between. Life in general consists of so many things, so we touch on all of it.”
“Lies About Parenting is a community dedicated to debunking popular parenting advice that just doesn’t work, and raising healthier happier kids. If you agree that success is a by-product of parenting (not a goal), and you can be a great parent (without sacrificing all of you), then you’ve come to the right place.”
“Write for ten minutes, by hand without stopping. Type it up. Does it need an edit? Edit for 10 minutes. This is about the process of writing, of remembering, of spilling our guts, of looking within ourselves and our lives. It’s not about perfect, polished sentences, morals or neat conclusions tied up in a bow. I love works that are surprising, deep, weird, funny, honest, bizarre, emotional, brave. Tell a story. Make a confession. Navel gaze. Self indulge. Get detailed. Push up against your comfort zone. Remember. Tell the truth. Go there. Go deeper.”
“We encourage women to speak out against atrocities and discrimination, comment on politics, but also embrace their feminine, spiritual nature – denying no part that makes a woman whole….Bloggers and Guest Bloggers should write with an awareness of the mission and vision of the blog: to share experiences of diversity, empowerment and personal growth through women’s individual and collective voices.”
“Listverse—the original top 10 site—serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. We are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia. Every day we present three or more new, unique lists in a variety of categories”
“Literal Shyft is a digital magazine designed to promote conscious living in all areas of our life–relationships, parenting, work, and play. We welcome submissions on topics related to themes of mindfulness, meditation, yoga, healthy living, communication, family, creativity, and work performance. Although we are unable to pay for submissions at this time, we will promote all accepted submissions through our social media channels.”
“Literary Mama features writing by mother writers about the complexities and many faces of motherhood. We seek top-notch creative writing: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction. We also publish book reviews, and profiles of mother writers and artists.”
“Living Education, Oak Meadow’s free educational journal, is seeking submissions for the upcoming issues. Living Education supports and promotes home learning and educational choice, and it reaches over 25,000 readers in the homeschooling and educational communities. We would love to hear your voice! Submissions from homeschooling and homeschool-minded parents, educators, administrators, and students are welcome.”
“a nonprofit literary and cultural arts organization that combines the great tradition of the book review with the evolving technologies of the web. We are a community of writers, critics, journalists, artists, filmmakers, and scholars dedicated to promoting and disseminating the best that is thought and written, with an enduring commitment to the intellectual rigor, the incisiveness, and the power of the written word.”
"It’s the largest independent women’s website in Australia. We are news, opinion, social commentary, political analysis, style, relationships, parenting, beauty and healthy, great videos, clever podcasts, and deeply personal stories. We reach around four million Australians a month."
“The largest independent women’s website in Australia. We are news, opinion, social commentary, political analysis, style, relationships, parenting, beauty and healthy, great videos, clever podcasts, and deeply personal stories.”
“Mamapedia connects moms at every stage of their children’s lives to compelling content from the source they trust most: other moms. Every day, moms turn to Mamapedia.com for advice on everything moms need: parenting, health, family, finance, pregnancy, nutrition, and travel; and on children of every age from infant to adult.” — “opinionated, sincere requests for answers, controversial“
"You may submit essays, reflections, poems and other written forms of expression. Submissions on any topic are welcome but should focus on your internal journey through medicine. You may draw on your unique background and how that has influenced your journey."
“The Menuism Blog is all about foodie education and enlightenment, featuring primers on ethnic and unique foods, dining tips for every occasion, reports on the latest dining trends and delectable food porn.”
"Since 1976, Metropolitan Diary has been a place for New Yorkers, past and present, to share odd fleeting moments at Bloomingdale’s, at the deli around the corner, in the elevator or at the movies. Since its debut, overheard conversations have shifted from the backseat of Checker cabs to Crown Vics, from pay-phone booths to cellphones and from the IRT to the JMZ. Still, punch lines delivered by surly waiters, witty train conductors, lively bus drivers, erudite window washers and adult children facing off with an overbearing parent continue to surprise us."
“What are you in the middle of right now? And how have you seen God use that situation in your life to teach you something about himself, yourself, or the world around you? Whether your story is small or large, short-term or long-term…it doesn’t matter!"
“Midlife Boulevard is an on-line magazine focusing on the lives of women over 40. We are passionate about issues affecting women in midlife.” Midlife Boulevard covers “…topics including life, style, writing, and the business of blogging.”
“Minerva Rising is an independent literary journal celebrating the creativity and wisdom in every woman. We publish thought-provoking fiction, non-fiction, photography, poetry and essays by women writers and artists.”
“Are you interested in sharing content that will inspire and motivate young women who are educated and goal-oriented? Well, you should write for us! At Miss Millennia Magazine, we believe the best people to inspire women in their 20?s are other successful women in their 20?s or older!”
"Model View Culture publishes the original work of technologists, activists, writers, educators and artists. It aims to present compelling cultural and social critique, highlight the work and achievement of diverse communities in tech, and explore the use of technology for social justice.”
“This weekly column in the Sunday Style section of the New York Times is a coveted placement for personal essays about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating, parenthood — any subject that might reasonably fit under the heading “Modern Love.”
“Headed up by television host Brooke Burke-Charvet and Lisa Rosenblatt, ModernMom is full of original content from celebrated experts, authors, bloggers and real moms from all over the world. This comprehensive online magazine community is a one-stop destination for smart, savvy and soulful women who want to be informed, entertained and inspired."
“Mom Fuse is a resource for moms and an online magazine of sorts. We love to feature recipes, give you honest reviews of products, give lots of things away to our readers, show you some fabulous finds we think you’ll love, help promote moms who own their own business and so much more!”
"Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana got lots of laughs, so we’re seeking funny stories for another volume. The book will include stories from both women and men. No length restrictions but for humor, shorter is usually better."
"With in-depth blogging, longform reporting, and video journalism, Motherboard investigates the news and events that are already affecting the years to come. We want to help you get your hands on tomorrow. Beyond that, we strive to bring our audience an honest portrait of the futures we're racing towards....We're looking for smart, highly original science and tech stories of any length."
“This is your one-stop shop for funny stories, comics, theater reviews, family-style recipes and more. It is a symbol of my life as a stay at home mom and all the things I love: laughing, cooking, writing, art and theater. Topics can include parenting, relationships, family life and timely topics. We also love DIY, recipes, and life hacks. Relatable humor is best, but not the only thing we’re looking for.”
The blog associated with the anthology series Multiples Illuminated, “Multiples parents have a special and unique bond that ties us together. Our hope is that readers will find value and entertainment connecting with parents of multiples and learning about their journey.”
“We’re interested in reading nonfiction about all aspects of the journey to becoming a parent (or determining a different path). Trying to conceive, LGBTQ parenting, birth stories of all variety, experiencing loss, early days and later struggles, joy and tough times and hope and forgiveness, funny stuff and sexy stuff and stuff you didn’t think you could say out loud but just wrote it down. Politics and rants and sob stories and what you wish you had heard before you thought of it.”
“Thought-provoking, insightful, wickedly funny commentary on motherhood, for parents who love their brown babies, by parents who do the same. MyBrownBaby writers lift the voices of moms and dads of color looking for the 411/advice/a high-five on everything from pregnancy and childrearing to sex and relationships—all filtered through a colorful lens.”
“Narratively is a platform devoted to untold human stories. We avoid the breaking news and the next big headline, and focus instead on slow storytelling, exploring one theme each week and publishing just one story a day.”
“Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national service for America’s booming 50+ population. Our mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. We do this by providing news, information and advice to help our audience navigate their lives and inviting them to join in an ongoing conversation about the issues and transitions we all face.”
“Nostalgia Magazine is a journal that gathers photos, personal remembrance stories, diaries, and researched stories of people, places, and events and puts them into one bi-monthly volume. We are especially interested in photo essays. Nostalgia Magazine relives the days when teenage couples listened to 8-track tapes, when saddle shoes were all the rage, and when families gathered around to listen to “The Shadow” or to watch “Bonanza” for nightly entertainment.”
"Please send short works: Poems of up to thirty lines (shorter welcome, too), or short prose such as memoir up to 2000 words in length. Must be on theme of women’s suffrage and voting rights in NY State, or a later related moment with a clear tie to the women’s suffrage and voting in New York."
“OC87 Recovery Diaries is an interactive website that features stories of mental health, empowerment and change, created by and for those whose journeys of recovery speak to audiences from all walks of life. This project hopes to touch as many lives as possible and bring light to the lived experiences of recovery from mental illness: what matters, what helps, what’s hard, what might be next?”
“On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors.”
“We have built the ONLY mass media, pop-culture, online destination that reflects the values of the heartland. Updated more than 20 times a day, OneCountry.com delivers breaking news and rich evergreen content covering the world of country music, fashion, food, drink, travel, lifestyle and culture."
"One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone."
This series includes a long list of book topics covering a wide range of autoimmune disorders, genetic conditions, mental & emotional health topics, autism and more. "Living with a chronic, often invisible, illness is hard. At Our Stories of Strength, we bring positive, good-news accounts into focus."
“Outdoor Families Magazine is a nature-based online magazine dedicated to providing families of all abilities, ages, and circumstances the tools necessary to enjoy outdoor experiences with their children. Driven by the talents of established bloggers, writers, and industry experts, OFM will post monthly content that includes recipes, tips, destinations, and inspiration for embracing outside spaces, anywhere in the world.”
"For two decades, Outpost has been Canada’s best travel magazine. Through our website and more than 100 issues of our magazine, we’ve shared our explorations of the real world. From the people we’ve met to the trails we’ve forged, we’ve taken you along every step of the way as we’ve revealed the planet’s hidden corners and intriguing places."
Looking for articles on home fragrance and couture perfume, skin care & scented body care, perfume ingredients, home fragrance, perfumery products, skin & body care, your home & house, food / drink & perfume, perfume memories, articles about Britain, London, the Queen and Royal Family etc.
“Parade’s network of digital contributors have their fingers on the pulse of pop culture and trending topics. Our established entertainment and lifestyle journalists know what readers want and how to deliver it in succinct, well-written posts.”
“Readers of People Passionate come to the blog for direction, guidance, and inspiration. Maybe they’re not satisfied with their jobs, or lacking creativity and purpose in their lives. Either way, they’re artists in every sense of the word — writers, painters, musicians, poets, entrepreneurs and more — who are eager to get their ideas off the ground. People Passionate seeks to inform, educate, and inspire these creatives to find and pursue their passion.”
“Plum Deluxe is the website that helps you create moments that matter. We believe that the key to living a life you love is all about making time every day for great moments. From a mindful minute with yourself to special occasions shared with friends and family, Plum Deluxe has fresh ideas for living the good life.”
"This weekly take-home paper for adults is filled with inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians whose insights demonstrate following Christ. Featuring reports on unique ministries, world missions, spiritual trends, and issues that affect families. Includes stories that are written by or about well-known authors on key faith concepts, social concerns, prayer, and much more. Well-suited as a church bulletin insert or in any doctor's waiting room."
"The official blog of Hand to Hold, a nonprofit that provides support and services for NICU families. Writers don’t have to be preemie parents, just anyone who has had experience with the NICU. Personal essays do best on this site, as opposed to informational content. Readers are looking to connect and find someone who shares their experiences."
"Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares military service perspectives of our soldiers and veterans of all conflicts and of their families. It is not only an outlet for artistic expression but also a document of the unique aspects of wartime in our nation’s history."
“Raising Mothers is for mothers by mother writers, offering essays, interviews, poetry and other prose honoring both parenting and womanhood.” Interested in featuring the stories of marginalized groups.
“Welcome to Ravishly, where we celebrate the mess of being human. A community for sharing what makes us tick, what ticks us off, plus pictures of our dogs (or cats – inclusivity is important). We laugh. We cry. We do it all together.”
“We are looking for raw stories, topics are not limited, but we want you to bleed on the page. Give us your heart and soul, stories that connect our Global Village and us. Let’s get RAW, we want to hear you roar.”
“Everybody has a story to share. What’s yours? Send us a true story about you, in 100 words or fewer—if it’s chosen by our editors for publication in our magazine, you’ll be paid $100! We also may pick selected favorites to appear on our site at RD.com.”
“RecipeChart.com is a site for foodies, by foodies. This is the place where food bloggers, cooking enthusiasts and just plain food lovers can come together and share their recipes and food photos with as many fellow foodies as possible. RecipeChart.com is a wonderful place to come for food inspiration when you’re stuck in a recipe rut – or to inspire others with your own culinary creations and achievements.”
"Red Tricycle is a community for parents who like to have fun with their kids. We believe the best memories are created when families do fun things together and we believe every day is an opportunity to create new stories. Our mission is to help every parent feel like a rock star by inspiring them to do fun things with their kids. We offer ideas that are aspirational and actionable that you can do at home, in your city or wherever your adventures take you. We have sites/newsletters for the following areas: National, Bump + Baby, Daily Inspiration, Food, and nine major cities."
"Red Tricycle Spoke Contributor Network is a site devoted exclusively to our readers’ stories. The platform shines a light on our community’s unique parenting stories and perspectives. Whether you’re raising a child with special needs or are a parenting hack wizard, we know each of you have a story to tell and we want to give you a platform to have your voice heard."
"Refinery29 is the leading digital-media company focused on women with an audience of 27 million monthly uniques on its website and a global reach of 225 million across platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, and social, shareable content across all platforms, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life."
“RELEVANT covers faith, culture and intentional living. Our readership is culturally savvy, mainly Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings who are looking for purpose, depth and spiritual truth. Our mission is to challenge people to go further in their spiritual journey, live selflessly and intentionally, care about positively impacting the world around them, and find the unexpected places God is speaking in life, music and culture.”
“We are most interested in essay-style, first-person narrative storytelling and cultural critique about current events from folks who are rethinking “tradition,” breaking through stereotypes, and bucking expectations about their roles.”
“Romper is a site for a new generation of women figuring out what motherhood means for us. Our plan is to chronicle that crazy adventure — its highs and its lows — in a way that’s smart, honest, helpful, and above all, fun. Raising another human is no joke, but it’s often hilarious.”
"At Ruby for Women, we offer words of hope, inspiration, and encouragement to women everywhere. God has given a story to each one of us, and in the Ruby for Women community, we seek to hear the true and authentic voice of every Christian woman."
"SageWoman is a quarterly magazine of women's spirituality. Our readers are people who identify positively with the term "Goddess." Our readership includes women of a variety of religious faiths, ranging from Roman Catholic to Lesbian Separatist Witch and everywhere in between. What our readers have in common is summed up in the statement "Celebrating the Goddess in every woman." If you feel a connection with our subject matter, we welcome your contributions to our pages."
"Sammiches and Psych Meds and its satirical division, MockMom, is a community of candid and often humorous writers using the keyboard as a form of therapy for surviving the trials of parenthood, politics, teaching, marriage and relationships, and life in general."
"Sasee welcomes editorial submissions from freelance writers. We are looking for new, unpublished, first-person, non-fiction material that is for or about women. Essays, humor, satire, personal experience, and features on topics relating to women are our primary editorial focus. Diversity of subjects that reflect all age groups and variety of writing styles are invited."
"Scary Mommy was started by Jill Smokler in early 2008 as an innocent online baby book to chronicle her stay-at-home days with her children. It transformed into a massive vibrant community of millions of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect."
"Scribbles and Crumbs is a community on a mission to unite all who have known suffering [no matter the form] through the common ground of compassion and love. But we don't want to stop there. We want to join hands, pulling each other to the light, and coming alive. Join us. #oncomingalive"
"SharpHeels is a career, fashion and lifestyle website for professional women. Our content is driven by a community of intelligent, dynamic women offering guidance and inspiration for our amazing audience. We offer an interactive platform (content, community and commerce) for our readers and contributors to connect and offer guidance to exemplify a more successful self. Our contributors are female business leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants, designers, etc. who are excited to share their experiences and expertise with other women."
"Single Mom Nation is where single mothers of all experiences, women seeking divorce, ending a relationship, deploying with the military or supporting a deployed parent, who feel alone in a marriage or partnership, who are considering parenting and relationship options or some other circumstance that lifts them up as the primary person raising a child - it is where we can all meet to get girlfriend-to-girlfriend advice, generously support each other, where we can laugh, sob, be sassy, feel safe and get real."
"Each issue we feature true stories about the moments that define and redefine. Our writers take us to the places and events that changed what they believe in, changed how they see their place in the world, and changed them. Through their storytelling, they change us."
"...Art, Creativity, Complaining about not getting stuff done (wait, that’s just me), and generally anything that has to do with the unique opportunities and challenges we face as creative artists in this brave new world of blogs, social media, and marketing our creative work online to a worldwide audience. In other words, if it’s something that you’re dealing with, chances are the rest of us are dealing with it too."
"Part feminista part fashionista our mission is to publish a monthly magazine that speaks to all sides of a women’s personality – their work, their play, their families and their creativity, through one of kind content and effective advertising. Created by women for women skirt! is a free publication in Charleston, SC."
"Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution -- science, history, art, popular culture and innovation -- and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership."
"Some Talk of You & Me is a raw, vulnerable and fierce online publication that offers a safe, empathetic space for writers who want to share our real stories in order to heal and move towards living our most brilliant, authentic lives. By supporting and honoring our courageous words and actions, we give each other the opportunity to release the power our stories have over us while continuing to gracefully explore the jagged edges of our beautiful hearts. By sharing our stories, we heal the world."
"Fun, Fresh, Feminist"..."STACKEDD Magazine is a Seattle-based, online Arts Quarterly that showcases the work of women of Seattle-and those who identify as such- while providing a forum for their opinions. We plan on expanding city to city."--Most content is Seattle/Northwest focused and half of their contributors need to be from Washington State.
"For an upcoming issue of Creative Nonfiction, we’re looking for true stories about starting over. Tell us about a time when you or someone else took a do-over, snuck a mulligan, or hit the reset button, whether by choice or not."
"In the face of loss and infertility, our mission is to show the world that we are still standing. Holding fast to resilience and hope. Our mission is to help you embrace life for everything that it is after experiencing the loss of a child or infertility."
"STIR is a weekly online journal committed to exploring the gray areas of controversy. Social, cultural, and political issues often provoke polarizing discussions that can leave us even more divided. We invite contributors to share their perspectives and we ask commenters to respond respectfully in an attempt to narrow the divide between opposing viewpoints."
"We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our cats. We love stories about our cats and the amazing and magical things they do. We rejoice in their simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics. Our cats make us smile and laugh every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it!"
"We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our dogs. We love stories about our dogs and the amazing and magical things they do. We rejoice in their simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics. Our dogs make us smile and laugh every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it!"
"We're interested in anything to do with the publishing industry or digital media. We're also interested in book reviews and eclectic essays on any topic, as long as they are of high literary quality and are a good fit for our audience of writers, artists, and publishers. Nothing generic-sounding, please. We want to hear your own unique, authentic voice."
"SMM is a content provider for progressive mothers who refuse to be compartmentalized or labeled. SMM is an icon for the mother who respects, explores and honors every part of her unique identity. SMM is a champion for the out-of-the-box mother who enjoys challenging social norms. SMM, our humor-based online magazine, explores trending issues in culture (psychology, motherhood, celebrity, spirituality), reflecting on how they affect women in all aspects of their lives."
"Sweatpants & Coffee is an online magazine founded by Nanea Hoffman in July of 2013 featuring inspirational, uplifting, entertaining content with a focus on comfort, personal growth, and mental, emotional, and physical well being."
"Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) publishes Teachers & Writers Magazine as a resource for teaching the art of writing in kindergarten through college, as well as in non-classroom settings. The online magazine presents a wide range of ideas, approaches, and explorations related to T&W’s mission: “educating the imagination.”
"Teaching Tolerance provides several opportunities for supporters to contribute freelance articles and lessons. All of these require simple, lively, concise writing. Please keep in mind that ours is a national audience of preK-12 educators interested in diversity, multiculturalism, anti-bias and social justice topics."
“Ten to Twenty Parenting is a place you can come to determine whether your teen/tween’s crazy behavior is normal, or if you should go ahead and place the order for that straightjacket you’ve been considering.”
"The American Gardener is the official publication of the American Horticultural Society. The 64-page, four-color magazine goes out bimonthly to nearly 20,000 members....The American Gardener is primarily freelance written, and its content differs considerably from that of other gardening publications. Our readers are mainly experienced amateur gardeners; about 20 percent are horticultural professionals. Among the topics of particular interest to us are profiles of individual plant groups; innovative approaches to garden design; profiles of prominent horticulturists whose work has a national impact; plant research and plant hunting; plant conservation, biodiversity, and heirloom gardening; events or personalities in American horticultural history; people-plant relationships (horticultural therapy, ethnobotany, and community gardening); environmentally appropriate gardening (choosing plants suited to one’s region, using native plants, conserving water, etc.); and plant lore and literature. We also seek articles that describe and show how to construct simple garden features such as ponds or paths, or illustrate useful gardening techniques such as grafting, pollarding, or propagation."
"Send us your best stories about travel throughout the world for our annual series The Best Travel Writing. We’re looking for the full range of experience: adventurous, mystical, funny, poignant, food-related, cross-cultural, transformational."
"The Billfold aims to do away with the misbelief that talking about difficult money issues is uncomfortable, and create a space to have an honest conversation about how we save, spend and repay our debts. We are going to break one of the last taboos in our culture?—?talking about what you earn, what you spend, what you owe."
“The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage. We want to inspire people to think about what they’ve read long after they’ve left the page. To share what they’ve learned with others. And to do something that makes a difference.”
“The Dollar Stretcher is a group of publications dedicated to “Living Better…for Less”. The goal is to provide readers with ways to help them save time and money. Occasionally we will also include material on ways to make money at home.”
“We’re a multimedia company run and funded by women that’s predicated on a simple, yet radical notion: the world is a better, more interesting place when everyone has a voice. When one small, homogenous group runs the media, we’re left with a very skewed notion of the human experience.”
“The Expeditioner is a travel site for the avid traveler featuring travel articles from some of the best travel writers in the world, as well as travel news, commentary, insight, and video from a premiere team of bloggers from around the globe.”
"THE FEM is a magazine of inclusive, diverse, and feminist poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and spoken word. We also publish interviews with writers, editors, and publishers weekly, and book reviews monthly. We seek to create a space for conversation around how literature can be more inclusive, and to constantly challenge the suffocating structures, binaries, and norms that we believe are holding back the literary community."
“We are having a conversation about what it means to be a man in the 21st century—and it is wide and varied and mundane and provocative. But for a post to be considered, it must always must be about, by, for, or focused on men. (Please note that approximately 20% of our contributors are women. That’s great—we love women’s voices. But they write about men, or sometimes about raising boys who become men.)”
“If you are a writer or blogger (or even an aspiring writer or blogger), and you have an encouraging, uplifting, inspiring, funny or touching story about your experience as a mother, we want to hear it!”
“The Green Parent is the UK’s leading green lifestyle and natural parenting magazine. A truly inspiring read, TGP is like nothing else on the newsstand, with insightful intelligent journalism covering topics from babywearing and attachment parenting to home-education and alternative medicine.”
“We are looking to publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and artwork that relates in some way to grief, loss, or mourning. The term “grief” is open to interpretation. We are looking for powerful, moving works of art that speak to the incredible journey of living after we have lost.”
"A monthly consumer health magazine with two editions: Williamsburg & Hampton Roads. The Health Journal
features a variety of content including news-and feature-style articles of general and local interest as well
as humor, personal essays, expert advice columns, profiles and how-to articles. Our mission is to empower readers with knowledge of essential health topics and resources needed to enjoy optimum physical and emotional wellness at any life stage."
“The Island Review is an online magazine dedicated to great writing and visual art that comes from, is inspired by, celebrates or seeks to understand the extraordinary appeal of islands, as places and as metaphors.”
The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco provides education, training, advocacy, and community for blind individuals in California and around the world. "We seek to publish dynamic personal essays, memoirist reflections, travel writing, incisive commentary, specific advice, funny or useful lists, arts writing, general humor, insightful analysis, new ideas and anything else with verve and honesty. -- We seek first and foremost to publish writers who are blind or visually impaired, with an emphasis stories based in California and the west coast. That said, we are open to any and all writers who would like us to consider a submission."
“We urge you to check out the blog to get the “voice” of the site. We are happy to be have unique and varying voices and writers and posts, however, some things are a better fit than others. We don’t care if you are a published author or an 8th grader. We want personal essays that share what it means to be human.”
“The Mind Unleashed is a conscious news dissemination organization that seeks to inspire out-of-the-box thinking and act as a catalyst for people to discover the limitless potential that exists inside us all. Break free from the mold!”
"The Morning News (TMN) is an online magazine of essays, art, humor, and culture published weekdays since 1999. In addition to our features, each day includes our headlines, with links to the most interesting news items, articles, and oddities around the web."
“The Next Family is a diverse community where modern families meet. It is the start of an on-going, open-minded and sincere dialog between urbanite families, adoptive families, in vitro parents, interracial families, same sex parents, single parents and so on. It is a way to remind people that the Next Generation of families already exists in larger numbers than the old model of a “family unit”
"The Old Schoolhouse® has been around since 2001 and began as a quarterly print magazine. Now it is a very thick (almost 300 pages) annual print magazine found in stores like Target, Barnes & Noble, Krogers Grocery Store, and Books A Million. It’s also available in a quarterly digital format found online and in app readers such as Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, and the Nook. The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is here for encouragement and inspiration in homeschooling."
“100’s of Weird & Wacky Ways to Make Extra Money. We’re looking for freelance writers that have fun, unique ideas for earning, saving or investing money. We’d love to hear your personal experience, especially if you can share detailed numbers, strategies and advice.”
“TheRoot.com provides an unflinching examination of political and cultural news through insightful debate and commentary from both established and emerging black thought-leaders. The Root features unvarnished analysis of important issues in the black community and engages anyone looking for diverse viewpoints that are provocative, savvy and smart.”
“At The Rumpus, we’ve got essays, reviews, interviews, advice, music, film and poetry—along with some kick-ass comics. We know how easy it is to find pop culture on the Internet, so we’re here to give you something more challenging, to show you how beautiful things are when you step off the beaten path. The Rumpus is a place where people come to be themselves through their writing, to tell their stories or speak their minds in the most artful and authentic way they know how, and to invite each of you, as readers, commenters or future contributors, to do the same. What we have in common is a passion for fantastic writing that’s brave, passionate and true (and sometimes very, very funny)."
"When The Secret is in the Sauce (aka The SITS Girls) was founded in 2008, its objective was simple: To create a space where bloggers could find their tribe and grow their audience. Although the site has evolved over the years, its commitment to this mission has not changed."
"The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. Each monthly issue celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in The Sun’s pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet them."
"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 hear the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to the darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are born from the ordinary and the extraordinary; whether it’s a reflection unfolding during a morning walk, after the loss of a loved one, or in the middle of unexpected laughter, we want to know about these moments."
“The meditations in each issue are written by people just like you, people who are listening to God and trying to live by what they hear. The Upper Room is built on a worldwide community of Christians who share their faith with one another.The Upper Room is meant for an international, interdenominational audience. We want to encourage Christians in their personal life of prayer and discipleship. We seek to build on what unites us as believers and to link believers together in prayer around the world.”
“The Writer is dedicated to expanding and supporting the work of professional and aspiring writers with a straightforward presentation of industry information, writing instruction and professional and personal motivation. In the pages of our magazine, writers share experiences, expertise, struggles, advice, successes and suggestions.”
"thirdAGE.com is a premier health and wellness site targeted to women 45 and older—an affluent, growing segment of society who are more empowered than any previous generation." (Please provide bios or links to published posts with your well written pitch.)
One of Canada’s oldest alternative journals, This Magazine is "fiercely independent and proudly subversive". The modern-day This "acts as a critical, gutsy voice in today’s media landscape, dedicated to exposing under-the-radar stories and to publishing smart, progressive commentary and reporting on Canadian politics, pop culture, social issues, and the arts."
“…publishes short personal essays and photographs by established and emerging writers and photographers...Thread covers a variety of themes relating to human experience across the decades; thoughtful, well-told stories from the lives of a diverse range of people.”
"Founded and led by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform aimed at changing the way we work and live...Topics to explore include (but are not limited to): emotional well-being, mental health, mindfulness, physical health, giving, productivity, creativity, relationships with technology, and workplace policies."
Interested contributors should send a pitch or story to the email address provided in the SUBMIT link below. From there you will be given instructions on how to submit your work through Medium, their submission platform. They will contact you when it is live and it will appear on Thrive Global FROM your Medium account as well as in your own Medium account.
“Parenting is hard. But it’s so much easier when you’ve got a supportive community on your side. That’s what the TODAY Parenting Team is: YOUR community, powered by YOU. Whether you’re in the trenches with a newborn, navigating the teen years or enjoying your grandchildren, you have something to contribute.”
“Travel Ball Parents is a magazine format site that’s become a popular community for parents with kids who play travel baseball or softball. We’re looking for humorous essays, product reviews, inspirational stories, great ideas and parenting/coaching advice.”
“We want a BFF edge to our stories. We are not a travel guide. We are the place a mom would go to find out what works for kids, what doesn’t and what she needs to know before she goes. In short, tell our readers what you would tell your best friend if she wanted to take the same trip you just took.
"Tribe Magazine is a collaborative online publication where moms share insightful, humorous, and inspiring thoughts about motherhood. This is not a parenting site. Rather, a space for moms to visit, read, and leave feeling encouraged and understood — kinda like hanging out with the best Mom Tribe ever!"
"A growing global community for parents (in every sense of the word) tuned in to the hysterical, irrational and inspirational daily dilemmas and delights of parenting. Access parenting news, exchange knowledge, share your stories, recipes, laughs ... Learn. Grow. Connect!"
“This site is for anyone touched by perinatal grief — you can be the mom of baby no longer here, a father, brother, sister, aunt, grandmother/father, friend — anyone — we want you to raise your voice.”
“To help in the renaissance of intentional and self-sufficient living by allowing a community of re-skilling in the lost arts!…Backyard Farming, Lost Arts DIYs, Cooking & Eating Garden Fresh Foods, and Promoting Intentional and Self-Sufficient Living”
“Vela publishes longform nonfiction written by women. We are particularly interested in narrative nonfiction, essays with a research and/or reporting component, and literary journalism with a unique, compelling voice. We do publish personal essays and are suckers for powerful personal narratives, but we prefer stories that move beyond the personal realm to consider larger questions and issues. Much of the work we publish is informed by a sense of place and/or journeying, and has an international focus; however, we do not publish conventional travel writing.“ In addition to narrative nonfiction on place/journeying, Vela also publishes a series of columns covering writing, relationship to place, and motherhood.
"Verge is the magazine for people who travel with purpose. It explores ways to get out and see the world
by volunteering, working and studying overseas. Our readers are typically young (17-40 years), or young
at heart, active, independent travellers who want to do something different and make a difference doing it.
Some are seasoned travellers who have seen a good part of the world. Many are contemplating overseas
travel for the first time and want to do it in a meaningful way."
“Verily is a fashion and lifestyle site that celebrates the best of who you are. We feature fashion that is worthy of the woman, relationship articles that go beyond sex tips, and strong cultural and lifestyle journalism. Verily is the modern woman’s go-to guide on how to lead a fulfilling, integrated life.“
“Recognition of veterans and military service is paramount at the VFW. Articles related to current foreign policy and defense along with all veterans issues are of prime interest. Topics pertaining to American armed forces abroad and international events affecting U.S. national security are particularly in demand. Articles dealing with military history must take a fresh approach.”
“voiceBoks is an informational site for all things parenthood.” and covers categories of: Parenthood, Kids, Education, Family, Home (DIY, Crafts etc.), Wellness (fitness, pregnancy etc.), Food, Holidays, Books, Reviews/Giveaways/Coupons.
“A haven for moms, sisters, women or just about anyone who could use a little pick me up, a little help, or a little company on the road trip of life.” Topics include: “…life, children, family, cooking, beauty, fashion, books, the latest thing we are obsessed with, and of course, urban mom survival tips.“
“What Culture is an online magazine based in the UK that covers the popular zeitgeist. Each day our dozens of knowledgeable and expert writers publish high-quality articles on Film, Music, Gaming, Sports, Television and much more to our ever expanding five-million a month strong audience.”
“Our mission is to help lead women into transformational wholeness by the sharing of personal experiences, often accompanied by brokenness. Equipping others to confront deeper issues through seeking Christ and learning to fully surrender our individual lives to His Will are constant themes.”
“Holistic Health / Green Living / New Spirituality…WLT’s focus is local—issues, events and people in Southern California—so for subjects with broader application, it’s important to include a local angle and/or sources.”
“WomanlyWoman.com is an online magazine (“blogazine”) for the ladies covering topics such as entertainment, health, beauty, and shopping savings. We also cover topics close to our hearts that personally define us and who we are as women.”
“Women Who Submit seeks to empower women writers by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing information, supporting and encouraging literary submissions, and clarifying the submission and publication process.”
“Women You Should Know® (WYSK®) is a leading digital media property and community for and about dynamic women…the site’s mission is to tell the untold stories of relatable, everyday women across the country and globe who are making things happen in their world; women who have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared.”
“Focused on women over 40, Women’s Voices for Change explores the realities of contemporary women who are vital, visible, and active, who seek an accurate reflection of themselves. Information provided on our website and in our programs addresses relevant issues about medical, emotional and sexual health, relationships, economics, fashion, fitness, and the arts. Our aim is to create a powerful community of women in their prime.“
"Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures and other books such as The Thong Also Rises and More Sand in My Bra have been huge hits. We’re always looking for hilarious, outrageous misadventures for future books, so send us your stories."
""Working for a Living" is the name of Our Times' ongoing series of short stories about work, by people from across Canada. We welcome unsolicited submissions to this ongoing series of short stories. Write a story about what your job is like. What do you do? What do you see? How do you feel about it? Give us lots of details. (If you're not at a paid job now, write about what your job was like, before you quit, retired, got laid off or fired.)"
“Working Moms Against Guilt serves as an outlet and resource for moms all over the world who battle guilt at the office, at family functions, in the minivan, on the playground—you name it. We aim to help them win the battle and feel good (or at least, good enough) about themselves, their choices, and their lives.”
“Working Mother is a national magazine committed to helping moms balance their personal and professional lives. A dedicated champion of culture change, Working Mother is the largest multimedia company in the country focused on diversity and the advancement of women.”
“We are primarily looking for tips for our e-mail newsletter, WorldStart’s Computer Tips. This is published daily to 300,000 readers and focuses on tips and tricks the average computer user can utilize. We are also seeking feature articles for our website covering any and all aspects of computing.”
“WOW! is a global magazine, designed to support women’s creativity, energy, blood, sweat and tears, throughout all stages of the writing process. We envision Wow! being a favorite watering hole for professionals, the up-and-coming, and the recipients of our labors–the avid readers.”
“Here you will find vignettes from the freelance writing life,behind-the-pen scoop on articles, tips from writing conferences, interviews with editors, guest bloggers in the publishing industry, and a few miscellaneous blogs on travel and motorcycles with a writerly twist.”
“We love writers. Heck, that’s why we’re starting this magazine—to bring writers of all sorts together under one roof. Authors, bloggers, copywriters, experts…whatever your flavor, we’ve got you covered.”
“Writer’s Digest is published eight times a year for those who want to write better, get published and participate in the vibrant culture of writers. We strive to inform, instruct and inspire our readers. Our readers look to us for specific ideas and tips that will help them succeed, whether success means getting into print, finding personal fulfillment through writing or building and maintaining a thriving writing career and network.”
"The theme for the 2017 Writer's Workout anthology is New Beginnings. This theme is open to interpretation**, so you might have a character starting over, the birth of a world, the foundation of a civilization, or anything else that strikes your fancy!"
"We seek articles from authors and educators about the process of writing about animals in literature.* Our focus is on including a mix of instructional and inspirational articles to help readers not only improve their work but be inspired to keep at it...*Please note that this is a collection of instructional articles about the craft of writing. We will NOT be publishing animal stories or personal essays, only articles that deal specifically with the art and craft of writing about animals."
“YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.”
“This blog gives voice to a universal quest to find our place in the world—to discover who we are and why we are here. Whether understood as family or neighborhood, home or city, we resonate with the joys and struggles of belonging to a place.”
“…seeks non-fiction articles, preferably from a first-person perspective, about the human aspects of dealing with all medical issues, from the life threatening to the chronic to the so-called “trivial.” We do not want all happy endings or all sad endings.”
“Your Teen for Parents is a publication for parents of teenagers–from middle school, high school and the first year or two of college–and for professionals working with teenagers. Our mission is to be a trusted source for readers seeking information about this cohort.”
“YourTango is all about sex and relationships so anything you write about should involve love, dating, marriage, divorce, sex and the like. A YourTango piece can be about almost anything—travel, food, fashion, money—as long as it explains how the subject affects your (or someone’s) love life.”