Write for Us!

Work you submit should be original and unpublished.

Are You Raising a Feminist? 

Issue No. 3 of Hold the Line will focus on feminism. Where do you stand and does your parenting reflect that? How can we raise both girls and boys who believe in equal pay and maternal right? This topic can be addressed on a micro-level, what feminist values look like in your home, or macro- what you’d like to see us all do differently in regards to women’s rights. You do not have to label yourself as a feminist to contribute (and we might be curious to hear opposing views) and this issue will cover other topics as well. Deadline May 25, 2018.

Religion, Race, and Revolution: Stories of Triumphant Change 

Issue No. 4 of HTL will compile compelling stories from a number of themes. More details to come.

Don’t Forget!

All of our features aim to be solution-based. Through telling your story, readers should be able to gain unique insights and motivation to become a part of the solution. HTL is not the place for snark or venting without an end goal.

Hold the Line Magazine includes some light-hearted content, too. We welcome submissions telling us about small businesses to support, mental health practices, and other pieces that can help bring levity to each issue.  Plus, writing or drawings from kids of all ages would be welcomed!

We are seeking writers who are passionate about social justice as it intersects with the challenges of parenthood. Our quarterly magazine features practical tactics, hard-learned lessons, and personal experiences with the goal of inspiring parents of all races to strive toward a more unified future.

Editorial Goals

In 2018, we’ll cover the parenting and LGBTQ concerns, food insecurity, ways to teach children about consent, gender norms, and additional topics will be addressed as they arise. Your interpretation of these topics is valued and we are open to various styles and angles of coverage.

We are always looking for personal essays or well-researched articles on the topics of racial justice and cultural as related to parenting.

Ongoing topics to consider:

We welcome both completed pieces and thorough pitches. Though we prefer pitches come with writing samples.

Please expect to work closely with the editor to get your piece ready for publication.

Email your submission to submissions@htlmagazine.com.

Please do not submit any pieces – poetry, short stories, or otherwise:

Payment Scale:

We are working to increase the amount we are able to pay writers and creators. These rates are current as of 4.7.18.

Communication & Timeline

If your piece follows the qualifications above, you will hear back even if your submission is not accepted. If you don’t hear back within 4 weeks, please feel free to inquire about the status of your piece. We welcome multiple submissions as well as simultaneous submissions. Please send a quick line letting us know if your piece has been accepted by another publication. NOTE: Payment schedule has changed. If your work is accepted by Hold the Line, you will be paid within 14 days after the corresponding issue’s release date. 

Please email your submission or query to submissions@htlmagazine.com.

Thank you!