Every mom has a story. By sharing our stories we give support to each other, permission to stumble and an opportunity to connect. If your writing style and story is accepting (no judgment), candid, heartfelt and if your story takes the topic to heart in a unique way, we want to hear from you.
Our mission is to create connections and the content we choose reflects this goal. No how-to or political stories are accepted. We don’t lean left or right, just on each other.
Mamalode follows the First North American Publication Rights (FNAPR). By submitting your piece to Mamalode, you are verifying that Mamalode has the right to be the first in North America to publish the material once. Then, unless you've granted other rights or licenses as well, all copyright to that material reverts back to you. If your submission is not accepted, all copyright to that material remains with the author. By submitting you piece, you are verifying that Mamalode has the right to publish this submission in media platforms known and yet to be discovered.
Writer policies: Essays or posts should be submitted into the Mamalode submissions platform (we don't accept email submissions).
Mamalode pays the following: Unique views are tracked and recorded for 30 days after the piece goes live. Payments are based on unique views. Your piece is promoted on Mamalode's social media platforms.
-199 views or less: $0 a post
-200 views - 499 views: $30 a post
-500 views - 999 views: $40 a post
-1000 views and up: $50 a post
Note: Mamalode will not accept regular submissions in art, photography or video that are not connected to a specific story or submission category. If you have something you think Mamalode must see, contact our managing editor Sarah Millar at email@example.com
Send your writing. We love to read it.
Tips: Between 300-600 words for web. Under 1500 words for print. And if you have a great pic to go with it, send that too.
We do edit.
We pay for web pieces that get a minimum number of unique readers in a month (if you are selected you will receive an email so you can help promote your piece). We also pay for essays in the print magazine.
We get a lot of submissions, so please give us time. We do read everything.
Keep writing, and keep submitting.
One of our most popular sections, The Because I Said So's are at the front of each print publication. 150 words OR LESS. On the theme of the next issue.
Note: We DO NOT pay for BISS
"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." Their piece will be published in the print magazine. Each published writer 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.