Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mamalode, a magazine that pays for essays by moms

Mamalode is a print magazine and a website, and it pays for feature essays. (Read a funny example by Shannon Day here).

Here’s what Mamlode has to say about themselves:

Our readers and writers are moms – with a smattering of dads, kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. They become Mamaloders because we give them something nobody else does – the truth and each other.

Mamalode began with a party for moms the night before Mother’s Day – Mother’s Day Eve®. The annual event grew from a small group of friends to a large public event with 500 moms and moms-to-be, and a long list of business sponsors.

In 2009, we published the first local print edition of Mamalode magazine, and today we have paid subscribers in all 50 states and 10 other countries.

Every parent has a story. By sharing our stories we give support to each other, permission to stumble and an opportunity to connect. If your writing style and story is accepting (no judgment), candid, heartfelt and if your story takes the topic to heart in a unique way, we want to hear from you.

"The Price I Pay for my Husband's Six Pack"
by Shannon Day.
Submissions: Only submissions that reflect our mission (to create connections) will be considered. No how-to or political stories are accepted. We don’t lean left or right, just on each other.

Essays for the website should be between 300-600 words, under 1,500 for print.

Mamalode pays for feature essays only: Unique views are tracked and recorded for 30 days after the piece goes live. Payments are based on unique views. Your piece is promoted on Mamalode's social media platforms and we expect you to promote your own pieces to drive traffic. 

We publish several categories: Essays, Because I Said So (short poem, blurb, etc.), Mouth of Babes (encourage your kids to write), Daddy-o Essays, and Lists (best, worst, least, greatest of anything you think parents should know), book reviews, videos and #dayinthelifeofmamalode (Instagram takeover for a day!)

Full submission guideline here.

See Brian Henry's schedule hereincluding writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Oakville, Orillia, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond. 

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