Guidelines for Contributing to NYMetroParents Media
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Service Features: Articles that run about 800-1200 words on a range of topics, including family fun, family dynamics, child development, kid milestones like summer camp, birthday parties, or holiday celebrations, social concerns surrounding kids, school issues, and extracurricular/after-school activities. The goal of all our service features is to make our readers' lives easier. To that end, all our features must be focused on providing advice that will seem realistic and doable to a majority of local parents. We strongly prefer that all sources be based in the NY Metro area. Exceptions can be allowed in cases where the expertise or unique experience that the source offers is integral to the quality of the piece. Stories with a seasonal angle are welcomed. If you pitch an idea, please include two links to samples of your writing. If you choose to submit a prewritten piece on spec, make sure to include hed and dek suggestions, a sidebar, a pull quote, and contact info for anyone quoted.
***Due to large numbers of submissions, we can't respond to every one, but rest assured all are read. We will reply if we have possible interest in assigning or buying a piece. Please allow four weeks for a reply. If you haven't heard from us within that time, feel free to submit your idea/work to other outlets.
Please email submissions, with "EDITORIAL SUBMISSION" as the subject, to:
Melissa Wickes, Assistant Editor