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Pitch Buzzworthy Personal Essays to Mom.me

Mom.me-articleMom.me is a different kind of parenting site in the sense that it doesn’t limit mom’s interests to her life as a parent. That’s why the site covers fashion, beauty, health, home, viral videos and more.

The two-year-old site is 70 percent freelance written, and editors are on the lookout for freelancers who can write share-worthy articles on everything from toddler playdates to the empty nest. Personal essays in particular are in demand:

Personal essays can reflect a moment in the writer’s own life or someone else’s in an “as told to” format, while news pieces might jump off a new study on autism, breastfeeding or mom’s own health. However, [Cerentha Harris, lead editor of the site] says it shouldn’t be a straight “news of the day” piece. This should really be an influential think piece. “I’m particularly interested in people who pitch stories that are going to break into the national parenting conversation,” Harris says.

To learn more about Mom.me, including editors’ contact details, read: How To Pitch: Mom.me.

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