BYB 029: Getting Paid To Write For Regional Family Magazines With Kerrie McLoughlin

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Getting Paid To Write For Regional Family Magazines interview with Kerrie McLoughlin - Beyond Your Blog Podcast 29

First, I just have to say, I am so excited about this podcast!  I have been rubbing my hands together for weeks doing the evil laugh and saying “Wait until they hear this!” I also listened to the podcast back myself and took notes because I love the idea of a new and different work from home income stream.  If you are not a parent, don’t discount this from the podcast title alone.  Regional parenting mags don’t care if you are a parent or not!

I recently interviewed Kerrie McLoughlin, author of the book (now in its 6th edition!) Make Money to Write About Your Kids (285 Markets): Get Published in Regional, National and Online Parenting and Family Magazines and all around expert in part-time income working from home.  Get ready to take some notes because this may be the most practical info/advice ever spewed in one 26 minute window!

Getting Paid To Write For Regional Family Magazines interview with Kerrie McLoughlin - Beyond Your Blog Podcast 29

The interview includes

  • A description of regional parenting magazines and the types of content they are looking for?
  • Whether to pitch an idea or send a completed piece and the typical submission process
  • Kerrie’s tips for a pitch letter to regional parenting magazines
  • How regionals feel about simultaneous submissions
  • The number of regional parenting magazines in the USA
  • Ballpark payments for accepted pieces and realistic income expectations
  • The beauty of reprints and why you should love them!
  • Why most submissions are NOT limited by geography or by whether or not you are a parent
  • The article Kerrie sold to 30 different publications, and how far ahead you need to submit seasonal pieces
  • How Kerrie has combined her articles to create ebooks
  • How you can get Kerrie’s book,Make Money to Write About Your Kids (285 Markets): Get Published in Regional, National and Online Parenting and Family Magazines, which includes contact info for 285 paying markets 

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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.

10 Comments on “BYB 029: Getting Paid To Write For Regional Family Magazines With Kerrie McLoughlin”

  1. I can’t tell you how much I loved this podcast! A blogging friend who has been at this a lot longer than I have just recently recommended this sort of publishing to me! Excited to check out her e-book and learn more about how to share with local and national sources! Thank you, Susan!!!

  2. I really enjoyed this podcast, ladies! What an awesome way to have more of your writing published! All I want to do now is go find your book at the store 🙂 Time to get writing, and submitting. Thanks again Susan for putting together such a helpful podcast.

    1. Thanks for that, Aimee! Print version is now available for those who like to hold a print copy in their hands like I do! Let me know if you have any questions. You can find me on Facebook and all sorts of other places!

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