Writer’s Guidelines

Writer's Guidelines


Atlanta Parent Magazine is a monthly magazine aimed at parents with children from birth to 18 years old.

Send submissions to editor@atlantaparent.com (as a Word attachment); or Atlanta Parent Magazine, attn: Editor, 2346 Perimeter Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341. E-mailed submissions are preferred.

Authors should include name, address, phone number and e-mail address at the top of the first page, along with the word count. On every subsequent page, please include your name and email address – top pages frequently get detached from the rest of the manuscript.

For publication in our magazines, please use only one space after a period at the end of a sentence - not two. All articles should be typed and double-spaced. Lengths typically run from 800 to 1,200 words. Indent paragraphs with a tab.

Articles should address the parent, not the child.

All of our articles are very down-to-earth – we do not print philosophical or theoretical articles. Most are third person – we rarely publish first person pieces, with the exception of humor and personal essay pieces. We do not publish short stories, poetry or fiction.

Atlanta Parent Magazine is a service journalism publication. When writing about a problem, give parents the symptoms or signs of the problem and then the solution or where they can turn to for help. We encourage you to include the addresses, phone numbers and web addresses for local and national resources and support groups so our readers can obtain reliable information.

We will not accept articles with quotes from experts located in only one region of the country. For Atlanta Parent Magazine, the article should include either quotes from local experts or experts from around the country.

Our readers also want to read articles that are activity-based. Keep the instructions short and to the point. Using the directions, do the activity yourself or ask another person to follow the instructions to make sure they are accurate.

Articles will not be returned.

All articles are submitted on speculation unless specifically assigned in advance.

If we like your article but have no immediate plans to use it, our normal procedure is to keep your article on file for possible future publication.

Photos and illustrations may be submitted with the story.

Nominal payment may be offered, if used. Payment is upon publication.