Markets That Publish Parenting Writing

A list of publications to send your parenting pitches and pieces

Julie Vick
3 min readNov 30, 2021


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There are a wide variety of markets that accept submissions for parenting writing in different formats. Some common formats include:

  • Personal essay
  • Reported articles
  • Listicles
  • How-to articles
  • Humor

To figure out if the pub is a good fit for what you want to pitch or submit, it’s best to spend some time reading the publication to get a sense of what they run. Also, do a quick search of the publication before you pitch to make sure the idea isn’t something they’ve already done.

Submission Etiquette

How you should submit depends on the type of piece you are writing. Personal essays and humor are often sold on spec, meaning you need to write the full piece and submit it, although there are some exceptions when you can pitch instead. Reported and how-to articles are usually sold on a pitch and listicles can vary depending on the publication.

Some publications post submission guidelines which you can read and follow, and others don’t. If guidelines aren’t listed, you can often find editor info by doing a general internet search or…



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