Write for JustParents
We're always interested in relevant, engaging and unique content from contributors. If you'd like to write for JustParents, please read the information on this page carefully before submitting your article idea.
JustParents provides information for parents and pregnant couples, many of whom are first time parents. Typically our articles will either be informational pieces on a certain topic of pregnancy or parenting, or a light-hearted opinion piece on an aspect of parenthood.
Our editorial goal: To inform and engage users who are seeking information on a parenting or pregnancy topic in an engaging, friendly but knowledgeable way.
We pay £40 ($50 for our US contributors) per article published on JustParents.co.uk. Payment is made via PayPal within 24 hours of your finished article being approved.
JustParents has a worldwide audience, but primarily caters to a UK audience and our content reflects this. Contributors from different countries are asked to use British English (colour vs color), and avoid information relevant only to other countries (e.g. US laws, medical system, educational system or cultural references like Thanksgiving).
Our editorial style for informational content is engaging, friendly and actionable - think "knowledgeable friend giving advice". Informational pieces should be written in an accessible, easy to understand way and MUST be well-researched and cited with trustworthy sources where appropriate. Where relevant, include helpful tips that the reader can quickly understand and use directly. For examples of informational content we'd consider exemplars, check out "Sex During Pregnancy: The Facts and "Fit, Fabulous and Pregnant".
Lifestyle/opinion pieces should contain personal stories that connect with our readers, and provoke a reaction. They should leave a reader thinking "I must share this!"
All submitted content should be in a "web format". This means skimmable sub-headings, easily digestible paragraphs and bullet lists where appropriate. Articles should cover one clear subject or narrative.
Most accepted articles are in the 700-1,500 words range. We may accept exceptional articles shorter or longer than this.
We're a non-religious, non-partisan website. Our content does not mention politics or religion unless it's objective information relevant to the article. If in doubt, check or avoid.