“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.
“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.”
"Passionate About Pregnancy Health and Babies...Our writers cover a range of topics: pregnancy symptoms and health, infant facts and health, relationship tips, DIY projects and recipes for a healthy lifestyle."
“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.”
“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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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. "
"Whatever stage women are at – contemplating divorce, hashing through legalities, plowing through the dating trenches or embarking on a new career, DWO offers support, information, and expert advice and referrals every step of the way. Our Readers need to be reminded that first and foremost they are WOMEN, not just divorcees."
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
"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."
(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.
“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.”
“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."
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
“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“
“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!"
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
"PT explores every aspect of human behavior, from the cultural trends that shape the way we think and feel to the intricacies of modern neuroscience. Although many psychologists and mental health professionals read PT, most of our readers are simply intelligent and curious people interested in the psyche and the self. Think of us as a health magazine for the mind."
“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.”
"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."
“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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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”
"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.)
“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.”
“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.“
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”