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SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN now until November 18, 2017

ABOUT THE MAGAZINE
An introduction to birth options, in response to the lack of materials like this available generally, as well as the overall lack of representation of POC in most birth-related materials. The goal is to make it clear to parents that they have options, and that these options are accessible.

NOTES ON STYLE AND APPROACH
Highly visual. Bright, positive imagery. Cool, calm imagery.

Diverse representation of parents, parents-to-be, and babies.

Easy to skim articles, avoiding large sections of text. Easy to read articles, written with early high-school reading levels in mind. Inclusive language.

Mostly educational with varied kinds of content (ex. articles, Q&A sections, photo series, etc.).

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS
Do you have a knack for communicating and a passion for the birth world? The Educated Birth Magazine is now accepting submissions for articles and other written content addressing the following:

  • The Basics of Birth Options
    The basic who, where and how of birth options broken down.
     
  • A Labor Playlist
     
  • Basic Birth Options Q&A
     
  • Interviewing Your Potential Care Providers
    What to ask potential care providers to find out if they’re a good fit for you.
     
  • Visual Guide to Choosing Your Birth Space
    (Including Text, Photo Series, and Interviews)
    Figuring out the best birth space for you, paired with pictures of real families.
     
  • Birth Costs & Insurance 101
    What to expect and how to prepare for birth costs and insurance coverage.
     
  • Questions For Your Insurance Company
  • Date Ideas for Every Stage of Pregnancy
    Activities for you and your partner from your first trimester to birth day.
     
  • Snacking in Labor
    Easy healthy snacks to pack in your birth bag to energize your labor
     
  • Getting Ready for Home After Birth
    Making your first months with baby happy, healthy, and well-supported.
     
  • Doula? Do what?
    (An interview with a Doula)
    Know what doulas do and why you might want one, by hearing from one!
     
  • Affirming Words
    Mantras to keep in mind as you bring your baby into the world.
     
  • Other: Pitch an idea not listed!

Want to submit? Start the process by filling out the form below.
You'll hear back from me about word limits and other relevant guidelines before submitting content.



PHOTOGRAPHY + ILLUSTRATION SUBMISSIONS
Do you have an eye for maternity and new family photography or illustration? Do you create images that are bright, positive, and inclusive? The Educated Birth Magazine wants to consider your work to create beautiful, welcoming pages that families can see themselves in as they learn about their birth options! Submit a portfolio for review! Want to submit? Start the process by filling out the form below.


SUBMIT YOUR BIRTH
The Educated Birth Magazine is now accepting submissions from parents who'd like to share about...

  • Your Home Birth

    How did you end up having a home birth?

    Describe your home birth experience. What do you remember most?

    If someone asked you if they should consider a home birth, what would you tell them?

    + 3-5 photos from your birth
  • Your Birth Center Birth

    How did you end up having a birth center birth?

    Describe your birth center experience. What do you remember most?

    If someone asked you if they should consider a birth center birth, what would you tell them?

    + 3-5 photos from your birth
  • Your Hospital Birth

    How did you end up having a hospital birth?

    Describe your hospital birth experience. What do you remember most?

    If someone asked you if they should consider a hospital birth, what would you tell them?

    + 3-5 photos from your birth

Want to submit? Start the process by filling out the form below.


DISCLAIMER:

  • The Educated Birth Magazine has a staff of one (it's me, Cheyenne, hi there! ☀️). I anticipate being able to respond to every submission, but I just want to be transparent that it might take a minute! ☀️
     
  • By submitting, you give permission for your piece to be edited for tone, length, grammar, and clarity.
     
  • By submitting, you’re acknowledging that the submission was written by you, and that you are granting permission for it to be published it in The Educated Birth Magazine.
     
  • By submitting content, including pictures, you are acknowledging that you have the right to grant The Educated Birth Magazine the ability to publish that content without violating the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights, or any other rights of any person.