NEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Mother’s Day at Motherwell!

This Mother’s Day, we’d love to invite submissions about what the day means to you and your family. Or anything else about how Mother’s Day as a holiday makes you feel about being a parent in general. We are open to a range of formats and lengths: personal essays, humor pieces, listicles, anecdotes, etc. These submissions will go through our regular paid/unpaid process (see dropdown menu).

We are open to a range of styles; Deadline is May 1. We’d love to hear from you! (to submit, click on button below)

Motherwell is a publication that tells all sides of the parenting story. We accept work on a variety of parenting-related themes—culture, family life, obstacles and the process of overcoming them. We have two streams of writing on the site:
Our featured original articles—either personal essays or perspective pieces—for which we pay.
An additional platform where we collect other pieces: syndicated and sponsored posts, shorter essays and alternative formats, including videos, graphic memoirs, lists, poetry, etc. These are unpaid.

We are unfortunately unable to give individual feedback on submissions, but we do offer personally tailored editorial services.

For time-sensitive articles, email us directly at, with the word “timely” in the subject line.submit