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 way you helped your child when s/he only wanted Mommy or only wanted Daddy? 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 20, 2020

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: Mommy-Only” 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 are some ways that you helped your toddler to 4-year-old adjust to having a new baby in the house? What you did must be different from the tips found at https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/helping-kids-adjust-to-a-new-baby/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 13, 2020

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: Adjusting to a New Baby” 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 fun STEM thing you did at home, without the computer or purchased games/resources that helped your kids beat summer learning loss? 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 6, 2020

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: STEM” 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: How have you helped your toddler learn not to bite? 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: October 30, 2020

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: Biters” 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: With classroom, at home and classroom-hybrid learning, what is one thing you did to help your child stay organized? 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: October 23, 2020

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: Organized Kids” 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.

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