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From Itch to Pitch: Start Writing for Parenting Publications

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Want to write for parenting publications but need help figuring out where to start?

Writing parenting pieces can be a great way to break into a variety of outlets, and many parenting publications are open to working with writers new to publishing. But writing about parenting can come with privacy concerns and other special considerations: When to center your own experience versus your kids’ experience? Should you name names? Ask your kids’ permission? How do you authentically–and usefully!–share your story without ruining your child’s online footprint forever?

Join Natalie Serianni and Julie Vick to explore how to mine your incredible parenting experience (the beautiful, the brilliant, the hilarious) and learn strategies for sharing without oversharing, markets for parenting pieces, elements of a successful pitch, navigating privacy concerns, and more.

Join this webinar to learn…

  • The SPECIAL considerations when writing about your kids
  • How to EFFECTIVELY CRAFT a parenting pitch to send an editor
  • The VARIETY of pieces sought by parenting pubs
  • STRATEGIES for submission–and where to submit!

This webinar is ideal for …

  • Writers who want to write carefully about their kids and parenting experiences
  • Writers interested in writing for parenting publications
  • Writers who want to better understand the steps to get published in commercial and literary parenting magazines 

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording.


NATALIE SERIANNI  is a Seattle-based writer, instructor, and mother of two with personal essays at HuffPost, Insider, Motherwell, MSN/SheKnows, ParentMap, Today’s Parent, Mutha Magazine, and others. She has an essay in the anthology, The Pandemic Midlife Crisis: GenX Women on the Brink, and has been interviewed by National Geographic Kids, Crosscut, and

JULIE VICK is the author of the humorous advice book for new parents Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?): The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood. Her writing has appeared in New Yorker Daily Shouts, Real Simple, and Parents; and most importantly, one of her tweets once appeared in In Touch Weekly. She writes Humor Me, a Substack about humor and writing.


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April 24
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Julie Vick
Natalie Serianni