Monday, April 10, 2017

Writing for Regional Parenting Magazines and Selling Reprints: My 175 Publishing Credits

This post is for those who want to write parenting and family articles and get paid to do so. I know there are a lot of parents out there doing the job every day, thinking, "I should write about this. I wonder if others struggle with this. I could help someone with my story or with a researched article about this topic."

I had those same thoughts back in 2005-ish when I had my third baby and was in the trenches. I checked into my local parenting magazine, Kansas City Parent, sent something to them about stocking up on meals instead of going grocery shopping daily, and I made a fast 25 bucks.

Then I wondered if I could maybe send the same piece to other magazines in other cities. Did they only want local content or would they take my little evergreen piece?

Fast forward MANY years: I present to you below a rockin' list of great magazines I have personally written for, and it increases every year. Once I figured out I could do this, I compiled a book of info and markets and guidelines and pay information so others could do the same thing. I've made as little as 10 bucks on a piece up to $250 (I don't write for national magazines yet).

And this is the cover of the 7th edition. Scroll to the bottom of the email to find out how to purchase.


I've written for every one of these on the list below, so I know all the information you want (guidelines, pay, how fast they pay, etc.). The ebook also includes national markets I have not broken into yet, like Babble.com, Parents, Working Mother, FamilyFun, Highlights, Brain,Child and many more. Check them out!

  1. About Families
  2. Alaska Parent
  3. Arizona Parenting
  4. Athens Parent
  5. Atlanta Baby
  6. Atlanta Parent
  7. Auburn Opelika Parents
  8. Augusta Family
  9. Austin Family
  10. Baton Rouge Parents
  11. Bay Area Parent Silicon Valley
  12. BC Parent
  13. Bermuda Parent
  14. Birmingham Parent
  15. Black Hills Parent
  16. Boom!
  17. Bowling Green Parent
  18. Bronx/Riverdale Family
  19. Brooklyn Family
  20. Broward Family Life (June 2018)
  21. Calgary's Child
  22. Carolina Parent
  23. Central California Parent
  24. Central Penn Parent
  25. Charlotte Parent
  26. Child Guide
  27. Cincinnati Family
  28. Cincinnati Parent
  29. Colorado Parent
  30. Columbus Parent
  31. CT Parent (Connecticut)
  32. Cy-Fair Parent
  33. Eastern Shore Parents
  34. Edmonton's Child (nonpaying)
  35. Emerald Coast Parent (November 2018)
  36. Family Time
  37. Family Times
  38. Findlay Area Family
  39. First Coast Parent
  40. First Time Parent
  41. Flagler Parent
  42. Florida Family News
  43. Fort Bend Parent
  44. Fredericksburg Parent
  45. Genessee Valley Parent
  46. Georgia Family 
  47. Good Life Family (July/August 2018)
  48. Greater Fort Wayne Family (nonpaying)
  49. Greater Pensacola Parents
  50. Growing Up in the Valley
  51. Houston Baby Guide
  52. Houston Family
  53. Hudson Valley Parent
  54. Indy's Child
  55. Inland Empire Family
  56. Irving Parent
  57. Island Child (pays with ad)
  58. Ithaca Baby Book
  59. Ithaca Child
  60. Jersey Shore Family (nonpaying, for now)
  61. Jewish Journal
  62. Kalamazoo Parent (now defunct)
  63. Kansas City Baby
  64. Kansas City Parent
  65. Katy Parent
  66. Kern County Family
  67. Kids VT
  68. LA Family
  69. Las Vegas Family
  70. Little Egypt Family
  71. Long Island Family
  72. Mahoning Valley Parent
  73. Manhattan Family
  74. Memphis Parent
  75. Mendo Lake Family Life
  76. MetroFamily Oklahoma
  77. MetroKids Pennsylvania
  78. MetroParent Wisconsin
  79. MetroParent Michigan
  80. MetroPet (nonpaying)
  81. Mi Child
  82. Mobile Bay Parents
  83. Monterey Bay Parent
  84. Montgomery Parents
  85. Mother and Child Reunion (nonpaying)
  86. My Child Australia
  87. Nashville Parent
  88. Neapolitan Family
  89. New Beginnings (nonpaying)
  90. New Jersey Baby
  91. New Jersey Family
  92. New Jersey ParentWeb
  93. NOLA Baby & Family
  94. North State Parent
  95. North Texas Kids
  96. Northeast Pennsylvania Family
  97. Northern Kentucky Family
  98. Northshore Parents
  99. OC Family
  100. Okanagan Child
  101. Omaha Family
  102. On the Coast
  103. Orlando Family
  104. Our Kids San Antonio
  105. OV Parent
  106. Oxford Family
  107. Palm Beach Parenting
  108. Palmetto Parent
  109. ParentGuide Florida
  110. ParentGuide News New York
  111. ParentMap
  112. Parenting OC
  113. Parenting Plus
  114. ParentLine Maryland
  115. Parent News South Carolina
  116. Parents & Kids
  117. Parents' Source
  118. Pearland Parent
  119. Peekaboo (Arkansas)
  120. Piedmont Family
  121. Piedmont Parent
  122. Pittsburgh Parent
  123. Playground
  124. Portland Family
  125. Portland Parent (November 2018)
  126. Purchase Area Family
  127. Queens Family
  128. Red River Family
  129. Rio Grande Family
  130. Rochester Baby Guide
  131. Rutherford Parent
  132. Sacramento Parent (March 2018)
  133. San Diego Family
  134. Santa Clarita Family
  135. Saskatoon's Child
  136. Scary Mommy
  137. Seminole County Parenting
  138. Simply Family
  139. Sonoma Family Life
  140. South Bay Family
  141. South Jersey Mom
  142. Southern Child (nonpaying)
  143. Southwest Florida Parent and Child
  144. Space City Parent
  145. Staten Island Family
  146. Staten Island Parent
  147. Suburban Family (IL)
  148. Suburban Parent
  149. Sumner Parent
  150. Texarkana Parent
  151. The Kansas City Star 
  152. The Parent Notebook
  153. Tidewater Parent
  154. Today's Family
  155. Toledo Area Parent
  156. Treasure Coast Parenting
  157. Tulsa Kids
  158. Turks and Caicos Parents
  159. Utah Family
  160. Valley Parent Georgia
  161. Valley Parent Oregon
  162. Vancouver Family (Washington)
  163. Ventura County Family
  164. The Village Family
  165. Volusia Parent
  166. Washington Family
  167. Washington Parent
  168. West Virginia Family
  169. Westchester Family
  170. Western New York Family
  171. Wholistic Family Health
  172. Williamson Parent
  173. Wilmington Parent
  174. Wise Youth Today (nonpaying)
  175. WZPL Family
Have files of article reprints that you own but have no clue where to start reselling them? Have ideas for some fantastic new pieces but no idea who might want them? Check out my 386-page PDF of tips, tricks, and insider information, as well as 384 paying parenting and family markets for only $9.99! Just head to this page to download How to Get Published (and Paid!) Writing About Your Kids and get started immediately! (I am working on getting this into print on Amazon and would love to hear from you about this!)




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