Motherwell is a publication that tells all sides of the parenting story. We accept work on a variety of parenting-related themes—culture, family life, obstacles and overcoming them. We have two streams of writing on the site:

Motherwell: Our featured original articles—either personal essays or perspective pieces—for which we pay. 

The Well: A place where we collect other essays: syndicated and sponsored posts, shorter pieces and alternative formats, including videos, graphic memoirs, lists. These are unpaid. 

We are unfortunately unable to give individual feedback, but we do offer personally tailored editorial services.

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We are looking for evocative first-person narratives that have a unique focus, or take a novel angle, on a slice of the parenting experience. We are open to a range of styles and tones: the only requirement is that the essay works on its own terms—be it lyrical, humorous, research-oriented, etc—and conveys something fundamental about its writer. Up to 1,200 words. Completed essays only.

Examples include: 
What we neglect when the children are young
The irreconcilable dreams of a working mother
The blurred boundaries of mothering an addict

For time-sensitive pieces, email us directly at motherwellmag@gmail.com, with the word "timely" in all caps in the subject line.
This is your take on a newsy, topical or controversial issue. We want tight, well-argued pieces that combine anecdote and analysis to make a strong case for a particular point of view. Up to 1,200 words. Completed essays only.

Examples include:
I don't want my son to read in kindergarten
No, I don't want your unsolicited parenting advice
I don't go to every school event

For time-sensitive pieces, email us directly at motherwellmag@gmail.com, with the word "timely" in all caps in the subject line.
Ends on September 1, 2017
What happens to a woman’s career after kids? We are looking for fresh perspectives, up to 1,400 words, that tackle the emotional and practical issues involved in combining being a mom with pursuing a career. Interpretations might include: the decision to stay home (or not) when the kids are young; the realities of the part-time or work-from-home experience; re-entry (or not) into the workforce once the children are older. We are open to a range of styles and this is a paid opportunity. 
Our forum for syndicated and sponsored posts, shorter essays and alternative formats such as videos, graphic stories and lists. 

Examples include:
The day I wanted to buy all of the president Barbies

For time-sensitive pieces, email us directly at motherwellmag@gmail.com, with the word "timely" in all caps in the subject line.