Twin Cities Mom Collective

2019 Open Call for New Writers

Hey there, Mama!

Are you a Twin Cities Mom who enjoys writing?
Are you interested in connecting with other moms and rediscovering your love for creative writing?

TCMB Open Call for Writers

The Twin Cities Moms Blog writing team is growing! We are looking for local women with fresh and diverse voices who are passionate about motherhood and who want to share their experiences with other women in the Twin Cities and beyond. TCMB is committed to creating a community where ALL moms feel welcome at the table, and we are expanding our writing team to give space to the voices we haven’t heard from yet.

So, is it your voice and experience that we’re missing? We want to hear from you!

Or, do you know someone who would be great in this role? We hope you’ll tell them about this opportunity!

*Note: You do not have to be a blogger to apply. This is a volunteer role with some fun perks! Keep reading…

We are excited that you would consider sharing your thoughts and experiences with the Twin Cities Moms Blog readers! Before you think more on the opportunity, please read the following guidelines and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Think LOCAL : We love to keep our content relevant to the Twin Cities metro area… or at least within driving distance for day trips and outings. Blog posts can feature places to go and things to do while more general topics {potty training, DIY, working, etc.} can be given a local twist simply because they are written by a local mom – YOU!

Think MOMS : It may sound obvious, but TCMB’s target audience is made up of moms, so it only makes sense that our content remains under the broad category of parenting, within which you have a ton of subtopics to choose from – the experience of being a mom, phases of development, tips and tricks, home management strategies specific to moms, culture and community, work experience, and of course, all the locally-focused ideas mentioned above. If you have an idea that interests you and your friends, our readers would probably love to read about it too!

Think CONNECTIONS : We encourage you to think critically about ways to engage your audience. Try to include clever and catchy post titles that draw people in or spark curiosity, and give your readers a reason to comment by asking questions – “So tell me, what is the most awful potty training experience you have ever encountered?”

Most Importantly : Write what you love, and love what you write!

As you consider what content to submit as a sample with your application, please think on these important guidelines:

  • Your sample submissions must be original to you, meaning, you are the author. Please keep copyright infringement laws in mind.
  • The submission with your application should be a sampling of your writing (500-600 words).
  • Content should be free from the following: profanity, sexual language, political endorsement of a party or candidate, political commentary, op-ed commentary on controversial social and/or political issues, and derogatory or inflammatory language.

If you’re selected to join our team of writers, here’s what you can expect:

What you GIVE
One original post per month that fits within the brand and mission of Twin Cities Moms Blog
A 12-month commitment
Reside within the Twin Cities metro area
A passion for moms, kids and our community
Interest and availability to attend some TCMB events
A reliable, positive and fun personality!

What you GET
Your photo and bio on the Twin Cities Moms Blog Contributor webpage
Links to your personal blog and/or social media handles (if you choose to share them) in your author bio below your articles
Involvement in the TCMB Contributor Facebook group
Opportunities to test out products and/or services before reviewing them on TCMB
Professional editing provided by TCMB’s Content Editor on every article you submit
Access to pre-sale tickets to TCMB events as available
New friendships and an amazing experience!

So, what’s next?

Fill out the application and submit your writing sample. Once we close submissions, we’ll let you know that we’re on the way to bury ourselves in all of your content. Ongoing updates will be sent by email!


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