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 and we expect you to promote your own pieces as well.
April theme: SIMPLIFY (closed)
May theme: BETTER TOGETHER
Submissions are ongoing, including topical pieces not related to the theme.
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Send us your questions!
Do you have a crazy, special or amazing day coming up that you want to share?
How it works:
-Tell your story by submitting 10 photos or less (minimum of 8).
-Submit a document with the status that you want with each image.
-In your cover letter, also let us know if there is a date that works for your takeover and we will try our best to accommodate.
-We will select the date to publish your #dayinthelifeofmamalode on our Instagram feed.
-As photos are posted throughout your day (by Mamalode), you can comment on the posts, promote on your social media and drive people to follow your story on our Instagram feed!
Questions? Email Sarah Millar, managing editor at email@example.com
*Mamalode does not pay for the #dayinthelifeofmamalode on IG. Some of our #dayinthelifeofmamalode series have been so successful, that they have turned into feature stories on www.mamalode.com
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.
Send your writing. We love to read it.
Tips: Between 300-600 words for web. Under 1500 words for print.
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 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 also re-post content (but don't pay for these pieces) but if you wanted to get exposure to our readers, this could be a great way. 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.
One of our most popular sections, The Because I Said So's are at the front of each print publication and we also publish online for our web themes. 150 words OR LESS. On the theme of print and web.
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.
Please include the first name and age of your child.