JustForMom is seeking submissions of mom-related informative and/or personal experience articles, essays, inspirational/devotional
pieces, humor, short anecdotes, print and web resources, book/product/resource reviews, and poetry. We are looking for a variety of material geared toward touching the hearts of moms worldwide.
Suggested mom-related topics include, but are not limited to:
- Mom Humor
- General inspiration
- Mother-written poetry/prose
- Special needs mothering (mother/child)
- Mom's health/safety/fitness
- Keeping mothering fun
- Home improvement/décor/management
- Work-at-home moms
- Stay-at-home moms
- Moms who work outside the home
- Single mothering
- Blended families/step-mothering
- Child-related activities, suggestions, etc.
- Abuse recovery
Articles and essays should be 1000 words or less. Book, product, and resource reviews should be 250 words or less, unless otherwise arranged. Published submissions will include your bio, a link to your website, contact information, and business logos where appropriate. Fillers should be between 100 and 200 words and will include a brief tag-line including link. Poetry and poetic prose should be limited to 30 lines. Reprints will be considered with inclusion of publication history.
Compensation at this time is in the form of a byline. By submission of material, you grant JFM one-time electronic and archival rights for one year. Queries and submissions may be addressed to: email@example.com. Please enclose your article or story within the e-mail — no attachments.
JustForMom reserves the right to reject any query or submission at the editor's discretion. JustForMom also reserves the right to re-title, modify, edit, abridge, or confirm accuracy of any material accepted for publication. Any necessity for significant alterations will be brought to the author's attention before publication. Guidelines are subject to change without notice as needs and policies develop.
We are currently seeking submissions in the following topic areas:
- Mom-Related Articles
This is a general area open to topics related in some way to mothering.
- Personal Experience Essays/Stories
This is where you share creative expression of your own personal experiences, responses, and ponderings. No one else can tell it from your perspective. What has worked for you? What has flopped? What fortunes or tragedies have befallen you as a mom? What do you do to keep the romance in your marriage? How do you juggle home and business? Be real and talk about life where you are.
- Mom Humor
Every mom needs to break for laughter. Share your funny stories, experiences, and kid-sayings.
- Inspirational/Devotional Pieces
Every mom needs inspiration (sometimes hourly!). Reaching and inspiring moms is what JustForMom is all about.
Sometimes it's the little things that grab a mom's attention and give her just the lift she needs. Send us your short pieces,
mothering anecdotes, and brief ponderings.
- Book, Product, or Web Resource Reviews
What mom-related books, products, or web resources have helped you most? Share why you would recommend a particular
resource and include all pertinent information. Suggested resources might include items to make mom feel special, mom-related
gift items, parenting convenience items, helpful web links, mothering advice/idea books, and mom-related events.
- Use your imagination!
Got a topic you feel moms want/need to explore? Let us know! We are open to the creative ideas and suggestions of our visitors and potential writers, so please feel free to contact us if you have an idea to share other than what has been outlined in the guidelines.
The Just For Mom team strives to provide high quality resources for moms. Our editors receive numerous submissions, and your
story/article will stand a much better chance of being accepted for publication if you note the following tips before submitting:
Proof your article/story fully. Thoroughly check for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure. Be detailed and
descriptive. Bring the reader into your world. Remember that while it can be tempting to quickly send out a first draft, thorough revision can mean the difference between adequate and great. Your writing deserves dedicated effort and attention.
Do not send submissions written exclusively in upper- or lower case letters.
Do not send submissions containing "net/chatspeak" expressions/abbreviations ("LOL", etc.) or emoticons ("smilies", etc.).
Obtain a read-through/proof from at least one objective reader before submitting.
Include a short introduction of your article or story and of yourself in your e-mail.