Call for Work – Interviews
Senior Editor – Addie Tsai
Raising Mothers is now seeking submissions for Interviews.
Please refer to main Submissions page for submission guidelines and policies. Please make sure to read all information carefully!
May 2019 Call:
Raising Mothers is currently seeking submissions that explore the complexities of losing or reconnecting with a parent/child. Submissions can explore the parent or child perspective.
Raising Mothers seeks long-form interviews as either pitches or full text submissions conducted by women or non-binary BIPOC that speak to the layered intricacies of parenthood from the perspective of the parent or the child.
We also seek interviews featuring prominent mothers/non binary parents in the community, such as activists, writers, scholars, and artists.
We ask that all work is proofread and edited before submission. Your submission should be what you feel is a completed edited piece, not your first draft.
Themes include but are not limited to:
– exploring the relationship (or lack of relationship) between parent and child
– Post-Partum Depression
– Pregnancy – the desire to be pregnant, the desire to NOT be pregnant, the experience of being pregnant for the first time, being pregnant multiple times, surprise pregnancy
experience, pregnant with twins or multiples, high-risk pregnancy experiences
– Teen Mother
– Single Mother
– the experience of becoming a mother at an older age
– Addiction/Alcoholism – being the parent or the child of someone who abuses alcohol or drugs
– Working Mothers – finding a balance, losing the balance, etc.
– Raising a child with special needs
– Being a mother or raising a child with disability
– POC adopting children of color
– Parenting as a cancer survivor
– Parenting with chronic illness
– Parenting and poverty – the implications of poverty, the overcoming of poverty, the experience and impact of poverty
– Endometriosis or any other difficult gynecological experience
– Seeking reproductive treatment, such as IUI, IVF, etc.
– Queer parenting and chosen family
– Birth control
– International adoption
– Raising a child overseas (expat/immigrant)
– Adoptee mothers
– Gender nonconforming parenting
– Stay at home BIPOC parents
– Unmothered/undermothered children
– Sharing custody with toxic parents
– Parenting while living with mental illness