Guidelines: Check out the .
“I don’t accept pitches,” warns Sumitha. “Instead, on the 1st of each month, I announce a monthly theme and a submission window (usually M-F of the 2nd week of the month). The writers send in their completed articles related to the monthly theme to [email protected] during the submission window. During the 3rd and 4th week, I go through the submissions and pick 3-5 for publication in the following month.”
Topic: “Every month, we take on ONE simple topic that can make us a better person and a better parent, then we consume it on a weekly basis in small digestible bits,” says Sumitha.
Target audience: Smart, committed parents who are interested in becoming the best parents they can be. A Fine Parent is an online community for parents who believe that Great Parents are Made, Not Born.
Compensation: Sumitha pays $100 for each accepted article and includes a link within the post and bio. Plus, you’ll get a shot at an annual $200 bonus for the most popular article.
Other perks: Along with the chance to connect with some awesome parents, you’ll get exposed to over 30,000 readers and followers of A Fine Parent.
What kind of posts they like: Articles that are geared towards busy parents, that offer practical, actionable advice, that are also easily digested and skimmable. The A Fine Parent audience enjoys ideas with a new or fresh perspective.
Example of a post that’s done well:
What you can do to help the editor say YES: A personal story or experience shared authentically with a thought-provoking look at the lessons learned, so the rest of us can take away something from it. Backing up the lessons learned or other parts of the story with hard evidence (research papers, books or trusted sources) is a huge .
Lead time: The selected articles will be published in the month following submission.
Google Page Rank: 2
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