BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR

Parenting.ng welcome’s contributions. When you write for us, be rest assured you are changing lives while also reaching a wide growing audience of parents. Most of our contributors have achieved their professional dreams and established themselves as leaders of thought.

Our singular mission is to help Nigerian Families lead a happier and healthy life– as such, we seek to cover extremely large grounds ranging from pregnancy and child birth, pregnancy health, fertility, labour, baby care and nutrition, child wellness and education, family health and parenting advise.

We love discovering new and exciting contributions from our growing community. If you feel you have something inspirational you would like to share, here’s what you need to know:


ORIGINAL CONTENT:

  • Parenting.ng only accepts 100% original content. Please if the post has been published on another site, book, app, or if the content has been plagiarized in any way, please don’t submit it. (This also includes your personal blog).

WORD COUNT:

  • We only accept word counts ranging from 800 – 1000 words. We will not accept the post of over 1000 words. If you have a lot to say, we suggest you break it down into separate articles.

TONE:

  • We only accept informative posts with a positive and warm approach. Positive, warm and relatable. No swear or curse words are allowed. Try and refrain from slandering brands. We suggest you check out our writing style before submitting your post.

SEO-DRIVEN CONTENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:

  • The easiest way not to get accepted is writing purely for the purpose of backlinks and increasing SEO – or to promote a product in a post. If you work for a content marketing firm, please save us both the stress and do not submit your content.

HEALTH CLAIMS:

  • If your post has health claims and you referred to statistics or a study, please we demand you include reference links to your sources. Your sources must be credible – such as scientific papers, academic journals, and other appropriate knowledge bases. All relevant links in your post should be placed in a bracket, next to where it is to appear: see [http://facebook.com/parenting.ng]. We will be pleased to insert the links.

BIO AND PROMOTION:

  • Since we do not compensate our contributors monetarily, we support them by inserting their brief bio which contains links to their websites and social media pages [Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, twitter]. Their posts will also be featured on our social media pages. Our requirements in the bio section are 2-3 sentences of who you are and what your life intentions are (120 words or less). We also require you provide us with your email associated with your gravatar account. Please don’t hyperlink. Put relevant links in brackets: [http://facebook.com/parenting.ng].

CONNECT:

  • Once your post goes live and comments start rolling, we mandate you connect without readership by replying comments on your post. Our community loves to hear from authors. This strategy is also good to help build your authority and followership. You can also be part of the interactions in our forum.

REVIEWAL PROCESS:

  • We try our best to review every submission we receive. As such we ask that you give us 10 days to respond to your submission. After which, you can submit another post. Please do not follow up any submission. We will contact you if you get accepted. If your article goes live, you will begin to receive emails from our lead editor at least once per month.

PHOTO GUIDELINES:

  • All contributors are encouraged to submit photos with their posts. These should be at least 1500 pixels wide by 800 pixels tall (bigger in either direction or both, is fine). Photos work best on our website in landscape format. If your attachments, including photos, are over 8 MB, please include them in a zip file or a dropbox link. Make sure your files are clean and virus-free.
  • By submitting to parenting.ng you acknowledge that you accept our terms and any form of editing the Parenting.ng editorial team deems necessary.

POINTS WHEN CRAFTING YOUR POST:

Endeavor to make your title catchy enough. Come up with something that grabs the readers’ attention and makes them want to read your piece: A few questions to ask yourself are. What problem does my article solve? How will reading this make a family better?
Your first sentence must make the reader eager to continue – it should be able to communicate to the reader clearly and succinctly what your piece is all about.
To make your piece more readable, we suggest you provide tips readers can easily implement.

  • Be original and unique: write in your own voice. The same way you explain an idea to your friend, use the same approach in your post. Don’t try to sound too formal or robotic.

THINGS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU SUBMIT:

  • Is the content relevant to parenting.ng?
  • Has this topic been covered before and if so, recently?
  • Will readers benefit from the content?
  • Is the content easy to understand?
  • Most importantly, ask yourself if you’re proud of your work?
  • Has your post already appeared on parenting.ng?
  • Does your post have a great headline that grabs our reader’s attention?
  • Do your message and overall theme align with parenting.ng’s core values?
  • Do you have an image that you would like to include with your post? (1000 pixels wide, landscape images, please)

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU:

  • We expect you to have a real passion and focus in an area of Parenting and Family Health
  • Excellent writing, spelling and grammar
  • Creative and conversational writing style
  • A parenting website/blog, this allow us to link back to you through your bio

HOW TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE:

Please submit the following to us in an email (no word documents please).

  • Your post with a working headline.
  • Short Bio (120 words or less) with any links to your social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. Please put links in square brackets: [http://facebook.com/120 words or less]
  • The email address linked to your Gravatar account (http://en.gravatar.com) so your picture can appear with your post.
  • Please include all of this in one email and submit to

    contributions@parenting.ng