We are currently looking for two types of stories—inspiring essays from real moms like you, and expert columns.
MotherlyStories are first person, 700-900 word stories, reflecting on the insights and issues you’ve experienced in motherhood—and the wisdom you’ve gained along the way. They address a specific pain point of mom life that you have been through or are going through right now, like why co-sleeping works for your family or how you survived life in the NICU or words of encouragement to other mamas on their most frazzled days. They help women realize they’re not alone, and they never judge. (They’re cool like that.) Instead, they inspire other mamas with stories of meaning, hope and a realization that, “you’ve got this.”
MotherlyStories appear on our site, our social media channels, or could even be turned into a video.
Expert columns share tips from (you guessed it!) credentialed experts on a topic. You draw from your experience as well as evidenced-backed research to give new mamas actionable tips and encouragement.
We can't wait to hear from you!
Please allow three to four weeks to hear back on a submission.
Motherly will compensate the contributor after two pieces have been published on Motherly from the contributor in order to make sure their voice and style aligns with Motherly’s voice and style. Motherly will pay the contributor a contribution fee of fifty dollars per work accepted by and published by Motherly, payable upon invoice after publication. Such payment is due only with respect to the initial publication of a work and not for any subsequent publications of any kind.
Motherly Stories are first person, 500-1000 word stories, reflecting on the insights and issues you’ve experienced in motherhood—and the wisdom you’ve gained along the way. They also help other women realize they’re not alone. Motherly Stories don’t judge. (They’re cool like that.) Instead, they inspire other mamas with stories of meaning, hope and a realization that, “you’ve got this.”
Some example of great Motherly Stories—
Are you an expert?
We collaborate with pediatricians, stylists, teachers, child development experts, nutritionists, career coaches, family therapists, interior designers (and more!) to bring research-backed, evidence-based ideas + inspiration to our audience. If you're an expert with a full stack of credentials and great ideas, our mamas are looking for you! Write for Motherly + reach our amazing community of mothers.
Examples of expert columns—
Share your Motherly moments with us! Submit your videos of the sweet, heartwarming, hilarious and unglamorous parts of motherhood. We love placing our community's authentic clips in our content.