BYB 008: How To Get Published On Scary Mommy With Jill Smokler

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As someone who often hears about the types of sites their fellow bloggers want to be published on, I can definitely say that Scary Mommy is at the top of the list for a huge number of bloggers who write about parenting.  I had the pleasure of talking to the woman behind Scary Mommy, Jill Smokler, and hopefully we addressed many of your questions about getting your writing onto her amazing site in this podcast.

I told Jill that my interview with her was the editor interview jackpot for me, and she didn’t disappoint!  Listen to learn all sorts of great tips and info about Scary Mommy — even a few things that bloggers who have been featured on Scary Mommy before may not know.

How To Get Published On Scary Mommy Interview with Founder Jill Smokler - I had the pleasure of talking to the woman behind Scary Mommy, Jill Smokler, and hopefully we addressed many of your questions about getting your writing onto her amazing site in this podcast.

The interview includes

  • The SECRET SAUCE that makes Scary Mommy stand out from other parenting sites
  • A surprising answer to whether Scary Mommy WILL CONSIDER PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WRITING SUBMISSIONS (at least I was surprised because I had always heard otherwise!)
  • The COMMON COURTESY Jill and her editor shows to everyone who submits to Scary Mommy **UPDATE – as of March 2015, Scary Mommy is no longer responding to every submission personally.  They indicate that if you have not heard back within a week, that you can assume they will not be publishing your piece.**
  • HOW MANY SUBMISSIONS SCARY MOMMY GETS in a given day
  • The Types of posts Scary Mommy is ALWAYS LOOKING FOR
  • The type of TRAVEL POST Scary Mommy wants you to WRITE ABOUT YOUR CITY
  • Jill’s DO’S for submitting your writing and ONE DON’T
  • The one TYPE OF POST that Jill finds the MOST REFRESHING
  • HOW BLOGGERS BENEFIT by being featured on Scary Mommy
  • Two of JILL’S CURRENT FAVORITE POSTS
  • TWO WAYS TO IRRITATE JILL after she features your post
  • The podcast topic that makes JILL’S DOG bark
  • The subject of SCARY MOMMY’S NEXT BOOK
  • Why SCARY MOMMY NATION should be part of your family’s holiday plans

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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.

11 Comments on “BYB 008: How To Get Published On Scary Mommy With Jill Smokler”

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying them. I’d love it if you’d leave a review on iTunes if you get a chance!

  1. Jill is one of the most surprisingly wonderful big bloggers. When I first met her, I felt like I had known her forever and could tell her anything. She is truly down to earth marvelous.

  2. As a new contributor to ScaryMommy (1 post!) and Club Mid (1 post!), I find this information very valuable! I enjoyed hearing Jill talk about what they are looking for and the spirit of the site. Great podcast!

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