Current call for submissions:

Back to School and COVID-19. There is a host of uncertainty surrounding schools opening this fall, and Motherwell would love to hear your perspective: as a teacher, a parent, or a student. All formats welcome.

Parenting and Food, our new weekly column about how these two areas of life intersect

Pandemic Little Lessons, what you’ve learned about yourself during this strange time, in 100 words or less

For all other submissions:

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. For coronavirus-related pieces, please use button below.