Moms and Dads Are Welcome to Pitch Working Mother

Personal Essay Markets, Part III.

If you’re looking for the perfect print publication to pitch your personal essay, we have another set of options for you to consider in our third installment of the Personal Essay Markets series.

The 15 publications featured this week seek pitches on topics ranging from your reflections on the writing life to stories on physical and mental health. If you’re raising a child, you probably have a wealth of stories that could make it into Working Mother:

Working Mother — “LOL” and “IMHO”
These fresh personal essays for Working Mother should be about parenting adventures that tie into work-life balance. “LOL” is humorous (a mother’s lament about the fact that her kids always seem to get sick when an important work deadline is pending), while “IMHO” has a more serious tone (a working mom of one whose life plan is thrown off course when she learns she’s pregnant with twins).
Length: 500-600 words
Pay: In-book, from $400; online, from $300
Assigning editor: Barbara Turvett, BARBARA dot TURVETT at WORKINGMOTHER dot COM
Turvett’s advice: “Real and edgy are good here! Dad essays are welcome, too.” Also review writer’s guidelines.

For more, read: Personal Essay Markets, Part III

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