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Editorial Guidelines – Your Teen Magazine for Parents
Thank you for your interest in Your Teen Magazine for Parents. We look forward to hearing more about your story idea, but before you get in touch, please take a moment to review our editorial guidelines.
Your Teen for Parents is a publication for parents of teenagers–from middle school, high school and the first year or two of college–and for professionals working with teenagers. Our mission is to be a trusted source — and a fun, informative read! — for readers who are seeking information about teenagers.
Writing for Your Teen Magazine
If you have an idea for an article:
Please send pitch of your idea to the YT Editors. Your pitch should be no more than three or four paragraphs. It should include: a short overview of your idea, why it matters to our audience, and the experts/parents/teenagers (if applicable) you will interview for your story. We recommend you take the time to review our website and/or print magazine before you pitch us. Please also tell us about your writing experience and provide links to 2-3 writing samples.
If you have an idea for an essay or blog:
Great! Our readers love personal stories about the ups, downs and in-betweens of raising teenagers. However, we cannot commit to publication of an essay or blog without reading the entire piece first. Please submit your essay or blog to the YT Editors. We sometimes make exceptions for experienced essayists/bloggers. If that’s you, please send a couple paragraphs about your idea and 2-3 samples of your work. Work must be original and not previously published.
If you are an expert:
Also great! We have many experts writing for Your Teen. Please submit a one to two paragraph description of the expert advice piece you’d like to write to the YT Editors. In addition, please tell us about your professional background.
Other Stuff You Need to Know
We appreciate your patience
Please don’t be offended if you don’t hear from us right away. We get a lot of email. If we are interested in your idea, we will be in touch. If you don’t hear from us, it’s because we don’t believe your idea is a good fit for Your Teen at this time. Feel free to pitch us a new idea.
Read our Writer’s Agreement here
Thanks for taking the time to read these terms of writing for our magazine and/or website.
We look forward to hearing from you.