Write For Us

Interested in becoming a writer for L.A. Parent or LAParent.com? Here’s the scoop:

  • Photo by David Castillo Dominici

    Photo by David Castillo Dominici

    What we pay: We do not pay for online-only articles. For articles that are used in print, rate varies depending on length and type of article.

  • Our coverage area: We cover L.A. county up north through Ventura, West Los Angeles, and Long Beach and the South Bay, but not the Inland Empire or Orange County.
  • What we’re looking for: We are always in need of articles about child development, education, and other aspects of family life. We’re also delighted to receive articles about fun things to do (especially things we don’t already know about) with kids.

No matter the topic, the piece should be directly relevant to parents in Southern California, with the voices of local parents and/or other sources as appropriate. Articles should not only give readers information, but tell them how they can use it. And make sure that information is thoroughly researched, and backed up with quotes from experts in the field – again, as appropriate.

We prefer articles that are 800 – 1,500 words in length, and rarely run anything longer. Bonus points for compelling sidebars, info-graphics, and photographs that we can publish. (If you provide photos, we’ll need model releases for everyone pictured.)

We are not looking for reprints, personal essays, new monthly columns or poetry. We rarely work with writers living outside our coverage area.

How to submit:

  • Add your email address here.
  • Give us some detail about your experience as a writer, and tell us why you are the perfect person to write this story.
  • Describe your idea here, giving as much detail as possible.
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    List three people you would interview as sources for your story.
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