Mamalode Content Assignment Agreement

Thank you for being a part of the Mamalode community of authors and creators.  Through your contribution and submissions from other moms, dads, kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends together we have created a special collection of parenting stories.

At Mamalode, truth and transparency is at the core of all we do - this value allows us to bring our readers authentic, genuine stories of parenthood. So we want to make sure you understand what it means when we publish your content.  The following is a content assignment agreement (“Agreement”) between you and Mamalode, LLC.  When we use the word “content” in this Agreement we are referring to anything that has been submitted by you and published on any form of Mamalode media (website, print, social, etc.) including written works, videos, or photographs.

When you submit content to us and it is published on any Mamalode media, you assign, transfer, and convey to Mamalode the entire right, title, and interest in and to the content, including to any and all copyrights in the content (and any derivative works) that may arise or may be granted in the United States or any other country.  In addition, by submitting content you represent and warrant that (i) you have all necessary rights in the content to make this assignment (including any necessary permissions, if applicable, regarding the subject(s) in any photo or video content), and (ii) the content is an original creation and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.) You also agree to cooperate with Mamalode in perfecting the rights that you are granting to Mamalode.  This Agreement will also extend to and benefit any of Mamalode’s successors or assigns.

We understand that you may want to continue to use your content for your own personal uses even after submission to Mamalode, or that you may have already posted the content elsewhere before submitting to Mamalode. Without limiting the copyright assignment described above, Mamalode agrees that you may continue to use your content for personal, non-commercial purposes (for example, posting on your own blogs or social media accounts) and that any uses of the content that preceded its publication by Mamalode may continue. 

Thank you again for being a part of the Mamalode community.

By submitting, you understand, agree, and consent to all of the terms of the Mamalode Content Assignment Agreement above.

By submitting, you also agree to receive our e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time.


General submissions not related to the month's specific theme. This is the place for general, topical pieces.

Rough word count: between 400-1500 words.

We do edit. Please make sure your copy is clean when submitted. We will format and find images (if you have a great pic to go with it, send that too.)

We do re-publish content, it's a great way for you to get exposure to our readers, but we only pay for original pieces. Please note in submission if it is not an original piece.

We get a lot of submissions, so please give us time. We do read everything. 

Keep writing, and keep submitting.

Guidelines for Submission

How to Submit


This submission category is for audio submissions to The Mamalode Podcast.

Mamalode's publishing is first and foremost about the power of voice. We have published literally thousands of submitted first-person essays in text form, and we feel that delivering powerful, well-written stories in audio format is a natural way for us to extend our love of voice into a new and interesting experience.

The Mamalode Podcast is a bi-monthly podcast of roughly 15-30 minutes in length that seeks to feature powerful first person writing in the voice of the author. Many of our episodes are features of a specific writer, or topic, and will not include submitted readings, but we will try to release 2-3 submitted readings each month.

We made a couple early forays into podcasting, but really started in 2016. We have quickly grown to an audience of thousands of listeners.

The Mamalode Podcast can be found in iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Soundcloud.

Please submit both a document version of your story and a recorded audio file.

Please include a personal/biographical statement of 150-250 words in your cover letter. Also please state what you feel the subject category of your submission is. For instance, "Topic: Single/Step Parent" (this assists us in selecting the right pieces to pair in an episode). If you are uncertain what our content categories are, you can see them all under the Categories dropdown menu on Mamalode.com

If you would, tell us how and where you heard about The Mamalode Podcast.

All submissions to The Mamalode Podcast are at this time No Fee/No Pay.

Recording tips


It is entirely possible to get a good recording using the voice memo app on a smart phone. If you listen to The Mamalode Podcast, you might hear a range of audio qualities. We strive for the best possible audio quality, with no background hiss or interference, and minimal background noise. Record with the phone near your mouth, in a space that doesn't echo or reverberate sound, and avoid pops and "s" directly into the microphone. Keep the phone placement consistent throughout the recording. Several episodes of our podcast were recorded using the voice memo app on an iPhone (others were recorded with high-end condenser microphones -- it's honestly hard to tell which is which).

Try to avoid paper shuffling sounds, and other sounds in the background.

Transfering the recording  


We have not found it very easy to upload the audio file to Submittable directly from the phone. You my need to transfer the file to a computer (for instance using AirDrop on Mac) or a cloud drive (iCloud or Dropbox) first.  

Tips for Success


Practice reading your story out loud several times. Try reading to a family member or friend. Relax, don't speak too fast, and give it everything you've got. 

We can't wait to hear and share your story in your voice.

Mamalode is all about your STORY. We want to encourage you to just get out there and #writeyourheartout. Have a story to tell? Submit it here xoxo

Rough word count: between 400-1500 words.

We do edit. Please make sure your copy is clean when submitted. We will format and find images (if you have a great pic to go with it, send that too.)

We do re-publish content, it's a great way for you to get exposure to our readers, but we only pay for original pieces. Please note in submission if it is not an original piece.

We get a lot of submissions, so please give us time. We do read everything. 

Keep writing, and keep submitting.

Submit any shorter pieces of work here. Poems, short essays etc. are all welcome.

Note: We DO NOT pay for short pieces

Submit your "Top, Greatest, Biggest, Best, How-To" of anything you think our readers should know about motherhood!

We do not pay for list submissions but it's a great opportunity for you to gain exposure with our platform. These posts are promoted on our social media platforms. 


What is your go-to dinner for your family? Want to pass on your mom's famous banana bread recipe? What do you make for your kids when they're sick?

We're so excited about Mamalode's sister site (or maybe a grandmother site since it is so cozy and yummy) mamanomnom.com - a place in which we're Mamalode-ing up the food world—which is to say make it honest, loving, kind, beautiful and delicious. 

This is the place to submit your recipes, stories and food tricks. 

We take care of each other in so many ways… food is one of the best. 

By submitting here, you are giving us permission to run selected pieces on Mamalode.com, Mamanomnom.com, or both. We will always let you know which site accepted pieces will be published on.

We strongly encourage at least one photo to accompany your submission.


We accept review of fiction and nonfiction, on-topic, relevant books and articles about or relating to parenting in general. 

The word length should be roughly between 400-1500 words.


"From the Mouth of Babes" is an ongoing contest for the kiddos (must be under 18 and include their age with their poem.) This is their chance to say "Anything they think moms should know." 

Each writer published in the print magazine will receive at $50 gift card. Tell your kids, tell their teachers and submit their piece here.

We're looking for those comical, outrageous and memorable things that your kids say that you just don't want to forget! Got one to share? Submit it here. 

Please include the first name and age of your child. 

We're looking for YOUR everyday, candid, real life photos.

If your photo is selected, we will notify you on the date on which it will on our social media.