We don’t discriminate. Articles must be parent-friendly and represent the Black parent and family experience. We capitalize the word, “Black” in our style guide to differentiate between color and culture. We celebrate the Black culture which comes in all beautiful skin colors, hues, DNA, and nationalities.
Our mission is to create a supportive uplifting atmosphere that encourages success and builds positive self-esteem in children. Our audience is mostly women ages 18-to-45. Please include headings to separate articles, bullet points, and sidebars for fast easy reading. Hashtags and keyword suggestions are always helpful.
Editorial lead time is two months in advance of publication. To be considered, please make sure your article includes at least one of these elements: statistics relevant to the Black family, research about the Black family or children (with hyperlinks), and/or personal experience with Black culture. All articles must have at least one accompanying photograph or illustration with captions. Photos and illustrations must show diversity at the minimum and be copyright-free. Photos must include a model release, if not Common Creative. Byline with a photo is optional and is upon editorial approval. We have the right to refuse any article without explanation. You may submit your query to info@SuccessfulBlackParenting.com.
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Successful Black Parenting is an online publication about Black children and the Black family internationally. Upon agreement, we pay experienced writers for their submissions. The magazine is written mostly by volunteer parents and represents the unique characteristics of the Black family, offers information on child development, parenting and other family issues important to adults working with or raising Black children. We allow up to one backlink per article. It also provides a forum for parents to share their experiences in support of one another.
Successful Black Parenting is proud to announce that we are bringing our readers more researched-based content written by the members of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) RESilience Initiative, which provides resources to parents and caregivers for promoting the strength, health, and well-being of children and youth of color. We will also feature their members who have contributed articles to Successful Black Parenting on our BackTalk podcast. Learn more about the RESilience Initiative at www.apa.org/res.