Guidelines: We’re interested in pieces about raising strong girls in an unequal world. Our pieces are designed to help parents and other key adults support girls to express their voices, strengths, needs, problems, and dreams as they move from girlhood to womanhood. We’re particularly interested in:
- First-person pieces by parents, teachers, youth workers, and advocates.
- Pieces about current research in all aspects of girls’ development: physical, intellectual, psychological, emotional, social, etc.
- Practical tips on how to prevent and solve any kind of problem or challenge in raising strong girls.
- How to help girls be allies to and respect each other, even when they disagree.
- How to support girls in staying true to themselves while they go through the challenges of adolescence.
- Reviews of books, films, TV, news, etc. that are marketed to parents of girls and other key adults in girls’ lives.
- Reviews of girls’ programs that the writer has personal experience with.
- Reviews of books, films, TV, magazines, music, games, internet, clothes, etc. that are marketed to girls ages 8-18.
- Pieces about girls’ rights and how to advocate for and secure them in both wealthy and developing parts of the world.
- Think pieces about any aspect of raising girls, girls’ status and place in a culture, researching girls, etc.
Be Sure To Read Daughters.com articles to understand our style and philosophy: Writers and artists who share our goals and philosophy have the best chance of publication.
We don’t respond to queries about submissions over the telephone. We publish original work and occasional reprints/re-blogs. If your submission has been published previously, note the date and publication. If you are sending this work simultaneously to another publication, let us know this too.
We edit manuscripts for style, length, and clarity.
Articles should be between 500 and 1200 words.
- We sometimes hold articles for consideration for up to two years. In the meantime, it’s fine to submit your work elsewhere.
- Please don’t email or call to check on the status of your work – we’ll notify you when we make a final decision.
- Keep original copies of your work for your own files – we don’t return submissions.
Art Guidelines: We welcome submissions from adult illustrators and photographers who want to support our mission. We’re looking for work that portrays a girl or girls of ages 8-18 or girls with parents or other adults.
We’re not able to pay for any writing or artwork. We very much appreciate your support for our mission, and we promote the work of our supporters on our website and in our social media outreach.
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