BYB 015: Get Published in Brain, Child Magazine With Marcelle Soviero

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16 minute Podcast Interview With Editor-In-Chief of Brain, Child Magazine letting you know everything you need to know to successfully submit your writing and get published in their magazine, website and blog. |Marcelle Soviero |writing submissions | call for submissions

Click HERE for our 2015 interview with Brain, Child Editor Marcelle Soviero (the interview that follows on this page was completed in 2014)

If you write stories that are even remotely connected to being a parent, then Brain, Child is probably on your submission radar.  For many bloggers and writers, Brain, Child Magazine is at the top of the list of places to be featured, because of the respect and credibility it draws in the writing world.  Editor-in-Chief, Marcelle Soviero oversees Brain, Child’s editorial direction, design and production, as well as its marketing and distribution.  She is also an award-winning essayist and a veteran of the magazine publishing industry.  In our interview, she offered some great advice on crafting a strong essay, and also walked us through the different components to Brain, Child, and submission tips for each.  You will be armed with everything you need to know in order to submit with confidence after listening to this 16 minute interview!

16 minute Podcast Interview With Editor-In-Chief of Brain, Child Magazine letting you know everything you need to know to successfully submit your writing and get published in their magazine, website and blog. |Marcelle Soviero |writing submissions | call for submissions

The interview includes

  • The THREE PUBLICATION COMPONENTS OF BRAIN, CHILD and the tone and style they are looking for in each
  • How Brain, Child feels about PUBLISHING NEW WRITERS
  • How Brain, Child decides WHETHER A SUBMISSION GOES TO THEIR PRINT, WEBSITE, or BLOG EDITIONS
  • The DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BLOG AND WEBSITE submissions
  • Marcelle’s opinion of WHAT MAKES A GREAT ESSAY
  • Information about BLOG SERIES TOPICS
  • HOW SOON YOU WILL HEAR BACK if your piece is accepted
  • How many other SUBMISSIONS YOU WILL BE COMPETING WITH
  • How Brain, Child works with PARTNERS LIKE HUFFINGTON POST AND BABBLE
  • The BENEFITS OF BEING A BRAIN, CHILD CONTRIBUTOR including WHAT PIECES THEY PAY FOR
  • Some of Marcelle’s FAVORITE RECENT POSTS  that you may want to take a look at if you are considering submitting

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About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

16 Comments on “BYB 015: Get Published in Brain, Child Magazine With Marcelle Soviero”

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for this and all of your other podcasts. They really are so valuable and helpful. You ask the questions that so many of us have, and, more importantly, you also get the answers. Loved hearing about the process at Brain, Child. Huge fan (and subscriber) of theirs.

  2. Susan,
    Thanks for this wonderful podcast with Marcelle. You are doing such a great service to writers, bloggers and the publishing/blogging industry with your site and podcasts.

    1. Thanks Estelle! I’m glad you are enjoying them. It is really fun to talk to the different editors and hear what it is they are looking for since all the sites really have their own feel.

  3. Susan,
    I just found your blog and love it. The podcasts are great, it’s fun to get a sneak peek behind the scenes, especially at Brain Child.
    Thank you for sharing this information with fellow writers/bloggers.
    Justine

  4. I can’t tell you enough times how much I have learned, and applied, through your podcasts. THANK YOU. I also love you started all the collective sites working together, sharing each others work. I love that community.

  5. Thanks for the feedback Alexandra. I loved talking to Marcelle and I learned a lot about Brain, Child. Very cool site.

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