If you write personal essays about motherhood (from infertility to being a new mom, pregnancy, adoption and more), Coffee + Crumbs may be a perfect place for you to submit your writing. With its minimal and soothing website design to the gorgeous writing they showcase, this is one of my new favorite sites and I am thrilled to introduce you to it through this podcast interview with Founder, Ashlee Gadd.
The interview includes
- Why Coffee + Crumbs focuses on personal stories of motherhood vs. articles/how-tos
- The types and number of photo essays Coffee + Crumbs is looking to publish in the near future
- How submissions have evolved since their launch
- The specific topics Coffee + Crumbs considers, and the qualities they are looking for in a great personal essay submission, plus the part of the essay that is make or break for Ashlee (beginning, middle or end?)
- Some of the opportunities Ashlee has been offered as a result of Coffee + Crumbs
- A creative project Ashlee has taken on to generate some money to pay staff writers and future plans to pay guest writers
- The three posts that went viral when they launched that are great examples of the types of content they are looking for
- The classy way Coffee + Crumbs is approaching sponsored content
- Susan’s spazz-out about certain products on their recommendations page
- Exciting plans in the works for Coffee + Crumbs in the coming months!
- The Cherry Blossom photo Susan refers to in the first part of the interview, which is part of the article she mentions getting sucked into later in the podcast
- Coffee + Crumbs Submission Manager
- Beyond Your Blog Interview With Verily Magazine
- When Love Feels Heavy by N’Tima Preusser
- A Letter To My Pre-mom Self by Ashlee Gadd
- It’s Their Day Too – by Katie Blackburn
- Coffee + Crumbs Product Recommendations (with the green alarm clock that Susan flipped out over)
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