Submission Deadline: October 23, 2017
(600-900 word count)
Live Out Loud
Lately, does it feel like the only voices heard across social media and news platforms are simply the angry or the fringe minority? How do we have loud bold voices that speak truth without sounding like the rest of the angry voices around us? Risking your voice to be heard can come at a price (alienated from the socially “acceptable” or excluded from family or other inner circles), and even just living out loud seems to attract uninvited naysayers and opposition. So, how do you boldly live out loud in truth without leaving hardened hearts, but instead leaving love in the wake of truth?
- I unplugged from social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) because it was hardening my heart.
- Four ways I bring hope and light into my social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
- I stood up for what I believed in and risked the consequences.
- I found a new community when I finally spoke up.
- Love won you over. Share a time when you were strongly opposed to something, but by love shown to you, your mind was changed.
- My husband (or my family) and I have differing opinions on parenting or faith and here are three ways we navigate it.
- The Holiday Debate: who and where are we celebrating? Four practical ways to help navigate holiday logistics.
- Share about a time where saying nothing had the greatest effect on a person or situation.
- How I found my filter.
- Living a quiet life has been my loudest voice.
- Navigating the conversation and heart of my child whose classmate is gay.
- Coming to terms with my own anger, bias or prejudice.
- Four tips on social media etiquette.
- Three ways to introduce hard conversations with your kids.
- My dilemma on school choice for my child.
- Finding peace in unresolved or messy conversations with my teenager, neighbor or friend.
How to Submit
Send us your article at content@MOPS.org.
(600-900 word count)
For more information about the tone of our materials and our submission process read our writer’s guidelines (Insider hint: We take these very seriously, so it’s important you take a peek before submitting.)
Just so you know, all articles are received on speculation. Regretfully, we are unable to respond to submissions when they are received. However, if your article is selected for publishing, we will email you in advance with the submission agreement and date we will be publishing for your records.
And Since You Always Ask
The MOPS Blog does post previously published or posted material. Just make sure it meets our editorial needs first. Because, again, we take those pretty seriously.
What About General Content?
Yes, we certainly accept general articles about parenting, mothering and woman-related issues. In fact, we’re always up for a good tear-jerker or one of those stories that gets us laughing. We welcome those submissions through the same submissions process, but we should tell you up front that since we’re a theme-based magazine and blog, we only publish a few.