Parent.co is a digital publication for people who are as curious about the world as they are committed to raising great kids.

Our mission is to inspire parents and help them succeed by sharing thoughtful, funny, and compelling stories every day.

Read all submission guidelines on Parent.co.

Email contact@parent.co if you're having trouble with the form or have any questions. 

Want to pitch something that you haven't written yet?
If you'd like us to consider your pitch please use the Submittable "Pitch" categories. 

This category is for submissions that have not been published on another website, or on your own blog. 

For scientific submissions we look for these two descriptions:

A) Investigative and thought-provoking submissions that cite trusted sources to support a scientific topic, observation, or phenomenon. Your (in-line linked) research should come from reputable sources, such as scientific journals, thorough studies, or respected news sources like The New York Times and Reuters. Feel free to submit a pitch before submitting a completed piece.

B) Timely reporting on recent studies that apply to parenting or family life. We are more likely to accept submissions with personality! 

For first-person essays we look for:

Relatable, or remarkable personal experiences. Because this is our most popular category, we look for standouts that are compelling, emotional, and beautifully crafted.


Before submitting any piece (humor, advice, research...) first, ask yourself: 

  • "Is this something that would be useful or interesting to a large portion of our readership?" 
  • "Would someone else (whom I'm not related to) want to share this with their family and friends?"
  • "Is this an interesting and fresh perspective" 
  • "Have I reviewed my writing for spelling, syntax, and grammar?" 
  • Have I linked to referenced research and/or statements that need to be validated? Even if your piece is not scientific in nature, we require sources for any data, findings, or claims that you include. 

This category is for submissions that have been published on another website, or on your own blog.

For scientific submissions we look for these two descriptions:

A) Investigative and thought-provoking submissions that cite trusted sources to support a scientific topic, observation, or phenomenon. Your research should come from reputable sources, such as scientific journals, thorough studies, or respected news sources like The New York Times and Reuters. Feel free to submit a pitch before submitting a completed piece.

B) Timely reporting on recent studies that apply to parenting or family life. We are more likely to accept submissions with personality! 

For first-person essays we look for:

Relatable, or remarkable personal experiences. Because this is our most popular category, we look for standouts that are compelling, emotional, and beautifully crafted.


Before submitting any piece (humor, advice, research...) first, ask yourself: 

  • "Is this something that would be useful or interesting to a large portion of our readership?" 
  • "Would someone else (whom I'm not related to) want to share this with their family and friends?"
  • "Is this an interesting and fresh perspective" 
  • "Have I reviewed my writing for spelling, syntax, and grammar?" 

This category is for pieces about or referencing recently released studies, current events or timely submissions on trending topics. Please include the trending topic/study/current event that you are addressing in the title so that we can review accordingly.

Use this category to submit ideas about a research-backed topic that you are interested in writing. The proposed piece should be between 1,000 - 2,500 words. 

If accepted, we pay $100 for these publications.

These are the two types of scientific submissions that we look for:

A) Investigative and thought-provoking submissions that cite trusted sources to support a scientific topic, observation, or phenomenon. Your research should come from reputable sources, such as scientific journals, thorough studies, or respected news sources like The New York Times and Reuters. Feel free to submit a pitch before submitting a completed piece.

B) Timely reporting on recent studies that apply to parenting or family life. We are more likely to accept submissions with personality! 

Here are some examples that we consider to be long-form research:

What Betsy DeVos (and Education Policymakers) Should Know About How Kids Learn

Can Teaching Kids Mindfulness Replace Discipline?

How a Parent’s Affection Shapes a Child’s Happiness for Life

Don’t Drink and Pump: A PSA for Breastfeeding Moms


Before submitting any piece, first ask yourself: 

  • "Is this something that would be useful or interesting to a large portion of our readership?" 
  • "Would someone else (whom I'm not related to) want to share this with their family and friends?"
  • "Is this an interesting and fresh perspective" 

Use this category to submit ideas about an article that you are considering.

Before submitting any piece, first ask yourself: 

  • "Is this something that would be useful or interesting to a large portion of our readership?" 
  • "Would someone else (whom I'm not related to) want to share this with their family and friends?"
  • "Is this an interesting and fresh perspective"