Custom CSS of Section contains Conditional Preview for See Life Campaign Elements

Call for Submissions

Welcome Writers! Are you interested in writing for us? 

You have found the Focus on the Family editorial team’s most recent call-for-submissions page, along with where to send each article or pitch. (This does not mean to call Focus on the Family if you have a submission. “Call for Submissions” is the term used in publishing to let you know that submissions are being accepted for specific topics.) If you are new to our publication, you can order a subscription.

We do have a few ongoing writing needs. To find out more about them, scroll to the bottom of this page. If you have an idea that is outside of our call for submissions and want to send us an unsolicited query or article, send it to [email protected].

Current Call for Submissions

Topic: What is one thing you have done to help your babies or toddlers adjust on days when you can’t keep their schedule? (This tip should not rely on a specific product.) We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 50-300 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $50, on acceptance

Due date: October 15, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children who are in the home

Submission: Send your articles to Hacks&[email protected] and put “Attn: No Schedule” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and article within your email. NO ATTACHMENTS are accepted for these short articles. Do not worry about formatting.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: What is one way that you have sent your kids back to school in a different way than you used to and how did it make this transition better for your kids? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical. idea that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 50-300 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $50, on acceptance

Due date: October 22, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children who are in the home

Submission: Send your articles to Hacks&[email protected] and put “Attn: B2S With a Twist” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and article within your email. NO ATTACHMENTS are accepted for these short articles. Do not worry about formatting.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: What is one way that you have helped your baby or toddler not become overstimulated when he or she is introduced to something new? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical. idea that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 50-300 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $50, on acceptance

Due date: October 29, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children who are in the home

Submission: Send your articles to Hacks&[email protected] and put “Attn: Overstimulations” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and article within your email. NO ATTACHMENTS are accepted for these short articles. Do not worry about formatting.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: What is one way you have helped your early reader put in the hard work it takes to read on his or her own after the early excitement has worn off? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical. idea that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 50-300 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $50, on acceptance

Due date: November 4, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children who are in the home

Submission: Send your articles to Hacks&[email protected] and put “Attn: Early Readers” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and article within your email. NO ATTACHMENTS are accepted for these short articles. Do not worry about formatting.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: We are looking for historical fiction that is based on true family stories. (Remember that “historical fiction” means stories that are from a time period that is at least 50 years ago. Each story should be a short story, of course (protagonist has a problem, the protagonist solves the problem through his/her actions) and include a light faith element. It should also include an element or action, something that kids today may not know how to do. At the end of the story, you should include a handful of discussion questions that parents and kids could talk about regarding this element or action . For example, the protagonist may churn butter (we already have a butter-churning story so do not use butter churning). This is what parents and kids would have a discussion over. (How do we get butter now? How did people used to make butter? etc.)

Word count: 800 to 1200 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights to print in the magazine and for it to be add to a PDF download

Payment: $375, on acceptance

Due date: November 11, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print, PDF or online

Audience: Parents with children in the home 

Submission: Send your historical fiction based on family stories, along with any corresponding photos to [email protected] and put “Attn: Historical Fiction” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and short story both within your email and as a Word document attached to it. Do not worry about formatting the short story when it’s inserted into an email.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within six to eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your short story at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: What is one way you helped your child stop picking his or her nose? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 50 to 300 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $50, on acceptance

Due date: November 18, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children in the home 

Submission: Send your articles to Hacks&[email protected] and put “Attn: Boogers” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and article within your email. NO ATTACHMENTS are accepted for these short articles. Do not worry about formatting.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within six months of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: During difficult economic times, people throughout the centuries have learned to make do with what they have. Sometimes, they’ve even come up with a new idea that they continued doing even after times of hardship. What is one way you have figured out how to “make do” with what you have and have come up with a new way of doing things? We are looking for hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. In these first-person articles, you should also include a very light faith element, such as thanking God for the idea. This is not the place to tell people what they should do (“your should do this” or “do that.”) Instead, these articles should be written in first person and tell what you did and how you did it. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 400 to 500 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $125, on acceptance

Due date: November 29, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children who are in the home

Submission: Send your articles to [email protected] and put “Attn: Making Do” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and article within your email. Also attach your article as a Word document. Do not worry about formatting the article when it’s inserted into your email.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: What is one thing you have done to help your children better understand their biblical worldview? We are not looking for individual stories but ongoing elements that you add to your day that have really helped your kids take hold of their faith and seek Jesus. We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 50-300 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $50, on acceptance

Due date: December 6, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children who are in the home

Submission: Send your articles to Hacks&[email protected] and put “Attn: Biblical Worldview” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and article within your email. NO ATTACHMENTS are accepted for these short articles. Do not worry about formatting.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: You can tell someone to spend time or play with their kids, but what might that look like? We are looking for hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do to spend time with your kids, without spending money. For example, one Sunday afternoon, you and your children may sit outside on.a blanket and make paper dolls together, and then play with them. In these first-person articles, you should also include a very light faith element related to your biblical worldview. This is not the place to tell people what they should do (“your should do this” or “do that.”) Instead, these articles should be written in first person and tell what you did with your kids and how it turned into good time spent together. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 400 to 500 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $125, on acceptance

Due date: December 13, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children who are in the home

Submission: Send your articles to [email protected] and put “Attn: Parent-Kid Time” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and your article within your email. Also attach your article as a Word document. Do not worry about formatting the article when it’s inserted into your email.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: What is one thing you have done to help your children learn to show gratitude to others, even when you’re not around? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 50-300 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $50, on acceptance

Due date: December 20, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children who are in the home

Submission: Send your articles to Hacks&[email protected] and put “Attn: Gratitude” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and article within your email. NO ATTACHMENTS are accepted for these short articles. Do not worry about formatting.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: What presents have you helped your children make for their teachers, Sunday school teachers, and grandparents? These should not be drawn pictures or handprints. Instead, they should be a means for teaching kids to really look at another person, see what that person might want, and then spend precious time to make a present for that person. We are looking for hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can guide their children to make. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors. 

Word count: 50-300 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $50, on acceptance

Due date: December 29, 2021

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children who are in the home

Submission: Send your articles to Hacks&[email protected] and put “Attn: Gift-Giving” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, phone) and article within your email. NO ATTACHMENTS are accepted for these short articles. Do not worry about formatting.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Topic: We always accept hands-on, practical ideas for parenting kids. Think about the most unique thing you did that worked, or what you were surprised worked, or what you did to help your children better understand how to accept responsibility, calm their emotions, become motivated, mature in some way or draw closer to God.

Word count: 50 to 300 words

Rights: First nonexclusive rights

Payment: $50, on acceptance

Due date: None; this is an ongoing call

Byline: Yes — whether in print or online

Audience: Parents with children in the home (these need to be practical, hands-on articles that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can immediately try)

Submission: Send your articles to Hacks&[email protected] and put “Attn: My Great Hack” in the subject line.

Format: Include your contact information (name, address, email, phone) and article within your email. NO ATTACHMENTS are accepted for these short articles. Do not worry about formatting.

Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 5: It’s Going to be Amazing!

After a couple has chosen life, hear the heartwarming stories of children that culture would have cast aside, yet are making tremendous impacts in their communities. Whether the diagnosis was adverse or the circumstances were difficult, these stories will inspire you to come along side of families who have chosen life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

see life episode 4 normal version

Please check back soon for an updated version of this episode!

Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

Hear real life stories of parents who have made the decision to choose life even though the circumstances were overwhelming. You’ll see why “ALL” life is precious to God and why choosing life is always the right decision!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

So, after all you’ve seen through the SeeLife ‘21 Episodic journey; what can you do now? We’ll share how you can partner with some amazing organizations that are making significant impacts in the pro-life movement! You want to Celebrate Life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

Have you ever wondered what a baby looked like in the womb? With today’s technology, Moms and Dads can see the baby’s heartbeat, facial expressions, and movements! You’ll find out why more women choose life once they hear their baby’s heartbeat and realize it’s a real living human!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

Discover the amazing work our PRC’s Directors, Nurses, and Volunteers are making in their communities! You’ll see firsthand testimonies of a PRC in action, and that there are other options outside of abortions! You’ll also discover how your family can support your local PRC!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

In this episode, we will tackle tough questions like, “When does life begin?” and “What does the Bible
say about Life?” You’ll discover and understand the stages of pre-born life and that babies are more than
just a clump of cells!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!