Metro Parent Publishing Group is always looking for talented, experienced freelance writers to enhance our magazine, ancillary publications and website. Our general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents. If you think you can help us do that, then read on.
The following is a list of the many writing opportunities we have for freelancers. To fully understand the list, you’ll need to be aware of Metro Parent publications and the sections and departments that make them up. Please pick up a copy of our magazine at one of our distribution points throughout southeast Michigan, or swing by our Ferndale office and ask for the latest issue.
Below you will also find information on story pitches, requirements, formatting and payment. Please read the information thoroughly. It should answer most, if not all, of your questions. Additional questions, queries and submissions should be sent to Metro Parent’s editor in chief, Julia Elliott, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verified circulation: 60,000
Parent Pipeline pieces: 100-600 words. Currently include:
Getaway pieces: 500-700 words. (travel article on family fun destination)
Feature articles: 1,000-2,500 words.
Payment is upon publication. Checks are usually sent out within the first week of the month of publication.
If your submission is accepted or you have been assigned a story, you should submit an invoice (within an email is fine) that includes name, address, phone number, Social Security Number, name of story and payment amount. Please email invoice within a week of submitting story.
With the exception of reprints, we purchase First North American Serial Rights (FNASR). All of the work we purchase is published once in print and could be used on our website, MetroParent.com.
We welcome queries and submissions, especially from local freelancers. These pitches should be emailed to editor in chief Julia Elliott at email@example.com. Here are a few factors to consider before sending your pitch.
In general, we expect freelancers to use good journalism and solid writing in their Metro Parent articles. Here are some specific requirements we ask of our freelancers: