Freelancer Guidelines

MetroFamily Magazine is dedicated to informing parents and empowering families. The goal of our features and columns is to educate, inspire and uplift readers. We're always looking for talent to join our team of freelance writers and photographers and we invite our local readers to submit their original ideas for print.

The main theme of each monthly magazine is local family fun, but we're always open to ideas about parenting, marriage, education and other topics that impact the lives of area youth.

Writer’s Guidelines:

We love to hear ideas from local writers, artists and photographers. Maybe you're a single mom writing about your experience, a foster parent with an idea for a photo column about kids awaiting adoption or a teacher passionate about covering education news. We'd love to hear your ideas for an article, photo feature or column. Here are some important things to consider when crafting a pitch.

  • Be objective. Unless you're interested in writing an opinion piece (although we welcome those!), be intentional about separating your personal feelings and anecdotes.
  • Tell us something new. We've covered hundreds of local topics in our past 20 years of printing the magazine. Please get familiar with our archives by browsing our website and try to find a new topic or new angle before you pitch. 
  • Be prepared to chase quality information. Our freelancers work hard to make sure information is accurate before we go to print. 


We pay for works that are published and payment will be determined and agreed upon before we use any piece of submitted work. We pay upon publication.‚Äč

If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed within these guidelines, please contact our editor, Hannah Schmitt, at

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