There are presently no open calls for submissions.
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!
Over the past couple of months, we've received a larger number of submissions than normal so we're working our way through them to ensure we have time to review each piece. You'll be notified either way once an editor gets to your submission. Please allow four to six weeks to hear back on a submission.