Parent Magazines

Regional Parenting Publications


These publications encourage local writers but some will accept articles from out-of-state writers if the material is universal. Try to use local resources in articles whenever possible. Magazines buy First North American Serial Rights or First Serial Rights and many buy Electronic Rights for their Internet counterpart. Most do accept reprints – so if you have articles you still own the rights to you can submit them as Second Serial Reprint Rights. Always include information on where the article was published before.

Payment – The majority of parenting publications pay on publication of the article and send a check. Payment can range from $25 to $350.  Be clear about the pay you will receive before offering an article and keep track of where you send articles and what rights you are offering. You can sell Second Serial Reprint Rights to an article several times – but some magazines will ask that you not sell to another magazine in their area before it is published in their magazine. After that you are free to resell it anywhere you want. Always check the publications’ Writer’s Guidelines before submitting to save both you and the publication time and money.

I strongly suggest visiting the magazine's website and reading their writer's guidelines before submitting an article.


Atlanta Parent/Atlanta Baby - 2346 Perimeter Park Dr., Suite 200, Atlanta, CG 30341. Phone: 777-454-7599. Website: http://www.atlantaparent.com/  Buys one-time rights to all articles and does accept reprints.

Birmingham Parent – 115-C Hilltop Business Dr., Pelham, AL 35124. Phone: 205-739-0090. Website: http://www.birminghamparent.com/  Contact: Carol Muse Evans/Editor. E-mail: editor@birminghamparent.com  Send query letter or complete article. Buys First North American Serial Rights, Second Serial Reprint Rights and Electronic Rights.

Chesapeake Family - 929 West Street, Suite 307, Annapolis, MD 21401.  Phone: 410-263-1641.  Website: http://www.chesapeakefamily.com/  E-mail: editor@chesapeakefamily.com  Buys First Rights, One-time Rights, Second Serial Rights and Electronic Rights.  Accepts queries by mail or e-mail. 

Chicago Parent – 141 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302. Phone: 708-386-5555. Website: http://www.chicagoparent.com/  E-mail: chiparent@chicagoparent.com  Buys First Serial Rights and Electronic Rights.

Cincinati Parent/Indy's Child - Owns both online magazines and print magazines.  Pays .10 per word for First Time Rights to Feature articles and $35 to $50 per article for reprints, depending upon word count.  Visit their writer's guidelines online for more information. 

Columbus Parent Magazine – 5300 Crosswind Dr., Columbus, OH 43216. Website: http://www.columbusparent.com/  E-mail: columbusparent@thisweeknews.com   Accepts queries by mail or e-mail. Buys all rights.

Family – 1122 Route 22 W., Mountainside, NJ 07092. Phone: 908-232-2913. Website: http://www.njfamily.com/  E-mail: editor@njfamily.com  Buys First North American Serial Rights and also accepts previously published material. Accepts queries by e-mail.

Grand Rapids Family Magazine - 549 Ottawa Avenue NW, Suite201, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-1444. Phone: 616-459-4545. Website: http://www.grfamily.com/  E-mail: cvalade@geminipub.com  Buys First North American Serial Rights, simultaneous rights or all rights. 

Gwinnett Parents Magazine - 3651 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 325, Suwanee, GA  30024.  Phone: 888-769-0040.  Website: http://www.gwinnettparents.com/  Contact: Terrie Carter, Editor.  E-mail: editor@localparentmagazine.com  Accepts queries by e-mail. 

Home Education Magazine - P.O. Box 1083, Tonasket, WA  98855.  Phone: 509-486-1351.  Website: http://www.homeedmag.com/  Covers topics for parents concerned with their child's education and all aspects of homeschooling.  Buys First North American Serial Rights, First Rights, One-time Rights and Electronic Rights. Accepts queries by mail.

Island Parent Magazine - 830 Pembroke Street, Suite A-10, Victoria, BC V8T 1H9 Canada.  Phone: 250-388-6905.  Website: http://www.islandparent.ca/  E-mail: editor@islandparent.ca  Buys one time rights and electronic rights.  Accepts queries by e-mail.

Kids Life Magazine - 1426 22nd Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.  Website: http://www.kidslifemagazine.com/  E-mail: kidslife@comcast.net  Accepts previously published material.  Accepts queries by e-mail.

Metrokids - 1412-1414 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA  19102.  Phone: 215-291-5560.  Website: http://www.metrokids.com/  E-mail: editor@metrokids.com  Buys one time rights and reprints. Prefers queries by e-mail.

Metro Parent Magazine - 22041 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220-2520. Phone: 248-398-3400.  Website: http://www.metroparent.com/  E-mail: jelliott@metroparent.com  In association with Ann Arbor Parent, African/American Parent and Metro Baby Magazine.  Covers the Detroit area.  Buys first rights and accepts reprints. Queries by mail or e-mail accepted.

New Jersy Family - Looking for parenting articles, hopefully with a local slant.  Prefers e-mail queries and submissions.  Editor: Farn Dupre. Also owns NJ Baby and Raising Teens.  See writer's guidelines @ http://njfamily.com/en/info/writer.aspx

Parent: Wise Austin - 5501 A Balcones Dr., Suite102, Austin, TX 78731.  Phone: 512-699-5327.  Website: http://www.parentwiseaustin.com/  Buys First North American Serial Rights and electronic rights. Guidelines online.

ParentGuide - 419 Park Avenue So., Floor 13, New York, NY  10016.  Phone: 212-213-8840.  Website: http://www.parentguidenews.com/  E-mail: jenna@parentguidenews.com  Publication for parents of children under 12 in the New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester and Queens areas.  This publication is good for clips and experience but does not offer pay for articles.

Pikes Peak Parent - 30 South Prospect Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.  Phone: 719-476-1625.  Website: http://www.pikespeakparent.com/  E-mail: parent@gazette.com  Covers parenting, family and grandparenting. Prefers local stories and slants. Accepts queries by e-mail. First North American Serial Rights, electronic rights, reprint rights.

Sacramento Parent - 457 Grass Valley Hwy., Stuie 5, Auburn, CA 95603.  Phone: 530-888-1536.  Website: http://www.sacramentoparent.com/  E-mail: amy@sacramentoparent.com  Buys First North American Serial Rights and electronic rights.  Accepts queries by e-mail.

San Diego Family Magazine - 1475 Sixth Avenue, 5th Floor, Sand Diego, CA 92101. Phone: 619-685-6978.  Website: http://www.sanddiegofamily.com/  E-mail: Kirsten@sandiegofamily.com  Buys First Serial Rights, reprint rights and electronic rights.  Accepts queries by mail and e-mail.

South Florida Parenting - 1701 Green Road, Suite B, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.  Phone: 954-596-5607.  Website: http://www.sfparenting.com/  Contact: Kyara Lomer, Editor  E-mail: krlomer@tribune.com  Buys one time rights and reprint rights.

Southwest Florida Parent & Child - 2442 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL  33901.  Phone: 239-335-4698.  Website: http://www.gulfcoastmoms.com/  E-mail: pamela@swflparentchild.com  Buys All Rights and Second Serial Rights.  Accepts queries by e-mail and mail.

Tidewater Parent - 258 Granby Street., Norfolk, VA  23510.  Phone: 757-222-3900.  Website: http://www.tidewaterparent.com/  E-mail: jenny.odonnell@portfolioweekly.com  Concentrates on topics for parents of children 0-11 years old. Buys First North American Rights and Second Serial Rights.  Accepts queries by mail or e-mail.

Toledo Area Parent News - 1120 Adams Street, Toledo, OH  43604.  Phone: 419-244-9859.  Website: http://www.toledoparent.com/  Contact: Gina Sares.  E-mail: gsares@toledocitypaper.com  Magazine for parents in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  Accepts queries by mail or e-mail.

Treasure Valley Family Magazine - 13191 W. Scotfield Street, Boise ID  83713.  Phone: 208-938-2119.  Website: http://www.treasurevalleyfamily.com/  E-mail: magazine@treasurevalleyfamily.com  Accepts queries by mail or e-mail.  Visit their website and read guidelines to see what topics they cover each month. 

Twins Magazine - P.O. Box 271924, Fort Collins, CO  80527-1924.  Website: http://www.twinsmagazine.com/  E-mail: twinseditor@twinsmagazine.com  This magazine covers all aspects of parenting twins or multiples.  Buys First North American Serial Rights.  Accepts queries by mail or e-mail. 



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