This is a list of sites you may want to consider submitting your writing to if you blog about inspirational topics including motivational topics, personal transformation, creativity inspiration, religious topics and spirituality.

Submission guidelines and other site-related resources are provided for each.

($) indicates a site that offers paid opportunities, however, visit the site for more information as all submissions may not be paid

Directory of Opportunities for Bloggers to Submit Writing on Inspirational Topics

 

A Plus – “A Plus is a digital media company co-founded by Ashton Kutcher that features stories that make a difference and create positive change. We’re built from the ground up for the social age, and work with a select group of partner influencers to syndicate our best content through their social feeds. In less than a year we’ve reached an audience of approximately 50 million monthly visitors by highlighting social issues, sharing breaking news, and creating original, entertaining content.” 

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT 
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Acts of Faith (from The Washington Post) – “The Washington Post’s Acts of Faith offers breaking and ongoing news, analysis and opinion about major religion stories. We tackle anything where faith, spirituality, ethics and values live, from politics and culture to science and education.” ($)

Amyoes.com #LoveMyDetour – “Write a narrative piece about a “detour” that happened in your life, and how that “detour” has made you who you are today.  It doesn’t always have to be a happy ending.  It is simply sharing with other readers an unexpected life event which made life different that you had imagined, and how that event changed or shaped you.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Change Blog – Stories about personal change. “Practical actions and inspiration to change your life.”  Sections include addictions, anxiety, challenges, clarity, confidence, creativity, depression, fear, goals, gratitude, habits, happiness, healing, health, life lessons, meaning & purpose, mindset, motivation, personal finances, personal growth, positivity, relationships, self awareness, success, travel, wisdom and work.

Christian Courier – “Christian Courier is an independent Christian bi-weekly publication. Our content is an eclectic boutique of styles, opinions and flavors from a Reformed perspective. We serve North American Christians with thoughtful response to the stories, issues and trends of today. ($)

Citizen Magazine“For the last decade, our working agenda has been “hope, how-to and hot national topics.” We aim to provide hope by telling the stories of people and organizations that have successfully made a difference in their sphere of influence — and how they did it — so others can follow their example. When it comes to hot national topics, we provide an in-depth perspective from a Christian point of view that readers can’t get from the mainstream media.” ($)

Cognoscenti“…features opinions, perspectives and essays from some of New England’s best and brightest thinkers. We publish commentaries on politics, culture, sports, law, medicine, innovation, religion, media, parenting and style. In selecting our pieces, we consider the particular expertise of the author, as well as the timeliness, originality and strength of argument. But above all, we look for great writing and provocative thought leadership.” ($)

  • “Re-purposed or cross-posted content is occasionally accepted but will not be compensated.”
  • SUBMIT

Creative Life “Do you know how to be an artist? A ‘successful’ artist? I don’t. I have absolutely no clue… so, I started searching; asking questions, listening to stories, trying to understand the creative process and the creative life. Mission: To combat the fear that leads to this creative suppression by sharing authentic stories about the true creative experience. My goal is to make creativity less scary and more accessible. I believe that anyone can live a creative life.”

DoYouYoga “DoYouYoga gives you a platform to tell the world about your yoga, fitness and health related thoughts, experiences and knowledge.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY (cannot ever be published elsewhere, even after they run it)
  • Submission Guidelines

elephant journal – “We’re dedicated to sharing the good life beyond the choir, and to all those who didn’t yet know they give a care about living a good, fun life that’s good for others, and our planet. The mindful life is about yoga, organics, sustainability, conscious consumerism, enlightened education, the contemplative arts, adventure, bicycling, family…everything. But mostly it’s about this present moment, right here, right now, and how we can best be of benefit, and have a good time doing so.” ($) paid opps are for regular contributors only

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • Contribute Link/Submission Guidelines

Feminine Collective – “A daily dose of inspiring essays and stories empowering women to face their fears, follow their instincts, and find their truth. The Feminine Collective is your cheerleader, your coach, your BFF, and the one place you can turn to when you need a reminder that you are not alone in your thoughts.”

Finer Minds FinerMinds provides a platform for people to share their personal growth stories, their experiences and generally their teachings to a wonderful, inquisitive and enthusiastic audience of personal growth readers both through our blog and through a weekly newsletter.”

First Day Press“The First Day is an online magazine and print journal featuring fiction, nonfiction, visual arts, reviews, and poetry that highlights the individual experience of beauty, faith, journey, and growth. Our mission is to break down walls between faith traditions and cultural backgrounds to form a common space to share personal stories of struggle and triumph.”

  • First Published/Originals PREFERRED, but willing to consider previously published if a good fit
  • Submissions

Focus on the Family – Previously Thriving Family Magazine“Focus on the Family magazine helps families thrive in Christ, offering time-tested solutions and reliable marriage and parenting guidance. Published by the global Christian ministry Focus on the Family, this magazine encourages, teaches and celebrates God’s design for the family. The relevant, engaging content and beautiful illustrations and photography inspire people to be better parents and spouses.”  ($)

For Every Mom“ForEveryMom.com is the place for moms to come and celebrate and encourage each other in our faith in Christ and in the hard work we do as moms.” 

For Her““For Her is a new women’s lifestyle magazine that offers advice, articles and essays on how to live a more meaningful and beautiful life. For Her covers topics like spirituality, well-being, positive psychology, home decor, food, and beauty and is looking to expand their pool of writers for personal essays and journalism. ($)

Girlfriendology – “Inspiration, Appreciation and Celebration of Girlfriends” is the goal of Girlfriendology.”

Global Good Magazine“…an entirely not-for-profit publication; geared toward driving people to have a positive impact on the planet, the society they live in, and those around them.”

GoodGOOD is a place to share creative solutions for living well and doing good.” ($)

Guideposts“Guideposts publishes true stories about people who have attained a goal, surmounted an obstacle or learned a helpful lesson through their faith. A typical story is a first-person narrative with a spiritual point that the reader can apply to his or her own life. The story may be your own or someone else’s.” ($)

Heart – “At Heart we’re committed to sharing women’s stories. In order to do that, we need our readers to spread the word and encourage bravery in sharing.  We feature authentic, attainable lifestyle pieces along with women’s heart-shaping stories in the following categories: acceptance | courage | growth | hope | inspiration | love” 

  • previously published acceptable for online publication and first published/originals required for print submissions
  • SUBMIT

Heart & Soul Ezine – “Heart and Soul is a heart centered and nurturing ezine with lifestyle, relationship, health and spirituality topics. You will also find many tools to help you take action to make positive changes in your life.”

Heartskeeper – Newly open for submissions “Heartskeeper is opening its site to first-time and seasoned writers looking for another platform to share their ideas and thoughts about everyday life. You can read more about Heartskeeper here to see if this is a place you would like to share your work. Though this is a christian blog, every theme does not have to be faith-based.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Her View From Home“Her View From Home is a lifestyle magazine that connects your view to the rest of the world. We strive to give you a platform to share your story and embrace everyday living through daily articles about family, kids, fashion and health, recipes and faith. Our website is made up of views from women across the country who share one common theme; a passion for their view from home.”  ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Huffington Post – Wikipedia described The Huffington Post as “...liberal American online news aggregator and blog…The site offers news, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women’s interests, and local news.

I Am Steve Austin: Wrestling With Messy Grace“What’s your “grace is messy” story? Growing up, we called it a “testimony” but no matter what you label it, if you’ve got a story of finding faith at the intersection of real life, I’d love to share it. I’m not looking for a sermon. I’m looking for storytellers. Leave your churchy cliches at home and submit your respectfully raw story.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Kindness Blog “Kindness Blog shares media featuring kindness in all its varied forms.  Kindness, compassion, mindfulness, forgiveness, family, love, parenting, wisdom, grief, humanity, friendship, homelessness, life-lessons, morality, gentleness, non-violence, humility, loss, meditation, tandom acts of kindness, mental health and gratitude.” 

  • Original, unpublished content receives priority reviewing.
  • Submit

Lipstick & Politics“We encourage women to speak out against atrocities and discrimination, comment on politics, but also embrace their feminine, spiritual nature – denying no part that makes a woman whole….Bloggers and Guest Bloggers should write with an awareness of the mission and vision of the blog: to share experiences of diversity, empowerment and personal growth through women’s individual and collective voices.”

  • previously published or first published/originals (“If you are republishing a post send us the revised version that fits our guidelines.”)
  • Guidelines For Bloggers

Literal Shyft“Literal Shyft is a digital magazine designed to promote conscious living in all areas of our life–relationships, parenting, work, and play.  We welcome submissions on topics related to themes of mindfulness, meditation, yoga, healthy living, communication, family, creativity, and work performance.  Although we are unable to pay for submissions at this time, we will promote all accepted submissions through our social media channels.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

The Manifest-Station – “We urge you to check out the blog to get the “voice” of the site. We are happy to be have unique and varying voices and writers and posts, however, some things are a better fit than others. We don’t care if you are a published author or an 8th grader. We want personal essays that share what it means to be human.

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Medium“Everyone’s stories and ideas.”

Middle Places“Exploring the messy ways of grace”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Mighty – “We find strength, joy and beauty in disability and disease.”

Millennial Mommy Site – “Millennial Mommy Site is a blog for the next generation of Moms of Faith. We are looking for posts on millennial issues, faith, parenting, and everything in between.”

mindbodygreen“Our mission is to revitalize the way people eat, move, and live!” 

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Moose Is Loose – “a blog about health, fitness, and how to live a functionally fit life”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

My Invisible Life“We strive to bring readers a broad, enriching and valuable range of personal stories about invisible illness/disability from around the world. These will be stories that are inspirational, heartfelt, motivational and authentic.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT
  • **Donations from income generated by the site will be made monthly to the charity voted most popular in terms of engagement levels of the site. Storytellers will also have the opportunity to promote a chosen charity directly by linking to them at the bottom of their stories.**

On Being Blog – “On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors.”

  • “your submission should be an original piece of work to which you own the rights — especially photos, unless they are under the Creative Commons license — although, on occasion, we have reprinted a contribution that was posted in another publication.”
  • Get Published

The Otherside PressThe Other Side Press Is the new portal of the assmpi and the public news magazine dedicated to all things, Spiritual, Paranormal and Mediumship Related.

Patheos“Patheos offers the most extensive information on the internet in the area of religion and spirituality.” ($)

People Passionate – “Readers of People Passionate come to the blog for direction, guidance, and inspiration. Maybe they’re not satisfied with their jobs, or lacking creativity and purpose in their lives. Either way, they’re artists in every sense of the word — writers, painters, musicians, poets, entrepreneurs and more — who are eager to get their ideas off the ground. People Passionate seeks to inform, educate, and inspire these creatives to find and pursue their passion.”

Pick The Brain“PickTheBrain.com is a website dedicated to self improvement with a focus on personal productivity, motivation, and self education.”

Positive Note Magazine – “We are looking for God-inspired words. Short stories (fiction or non-fiction). Poetry. Devotions. Interview style articles. Blog style articles. If you write it with God in mind, we would love to see it!”

Power of Moms – “A Gathering Place For Deliberate Mothers…Our focus is not on how to decorate, cook, potty-train, clean, etc., but to strengthen the woman inside the mother and inspire her to excellence.”.  Categories include a rotating seasonal category around Peace/Purpose/Order/Joy, Humore in Motherhood, Advice for Specific Ages and Stages, Timely Topics, Holiday/Seasonal Advice, How-To and Spiritual Sundays.  

Reader’s Digest 100 Word Stories –  “Everybody has a story to share. What’s yours? Send us a true story about you, in 100 words or fewer—if it’s chosen by our editors for publication in our magazine, you’ll be paid $100! We also may pick selected favorites to appear on our site at RD.com.”  ($)

Relevant“RELEVANT covers faith, culture and intentional living. Our readership is culturally savvy, mainly Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings who are looking for purpose, depth and spiritual truth. Our mission is to challenge people to go further in their spiritual journey, live selflessly and intentionally, care about positively impacting the world around them, and find the unexpected places God is speaking in life, music and culture.” ($) 

Sage Woman“SageWoman is a quarterly magazine of women’s spirituality. Our readers are people who identify positively with the term “Goddess.” Our readership includes women of a variety of religious faiths, ranging from Roman Catholic to Lesbian Separatist Witch and everywhere in between. What our readers have in common is summed up in the statement “Celebrating the Goddess in every woman.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals preferred
  • SUBMIT

Sweatpants & Coffee“Sweatpants & Coffee is an online magazine…featuring inspirational, uplifting, entertaining content with a focus on comfort, personal growth, and mental, emotional, and physical well being.

Today’s Christian Woman (TCW)“A website & biweekly digital magazine for women who want to love God more deeply and live fearlessly for his kingdom”  ($)

Touched Magazine – “We are an online magazine showcasing home decor articles and life inspirations. Our online experience offers a space for home design ideas and inspiration for EVERY part of life.

The Upper Room“The meditations in each issue are written by people just like you, people who are listening to God and trying to live by what they hear. The Upper Room is built on a worldwide community of Christians who share their faith with one another.The Upper Room is meant for an international, interdenominational audience. We want to encourage Christians in their personal life of prayer and discipleship. We seek to build on what unites us as believers and to link believers together in prayer around the world.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Upworthy“…we’re looking for original stories that support our mission of creating a better world.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT 

Whole Magazine “Our mission is to help lead women into transformational wholeness by the sharing of personal experiences, often accompanied by brokenness. Equipping others to confront deeper issues through seeking Christ and learning to fully surrender our individual lives to His Will are constant themes.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Women Enough“WE Believe a Woman’s Worth Goes Far Beyond Her Beauty & exist to empower women in realizing their personal & professional greatness.”  Looking for personal stories of transformation as well as “topics important to women including body image, identity, relationships, sex, health, lifestyle and work.”

  • We only accept original articles that are not published in their entirety on other online media platforms. If you plan to use material you have published elsewhere please give it a new title and intro.
  • Share Your Story

Women You Should Know – “Women You Should Know® (WYSK®) is a leading digital media property and community for and about dynamic women…the site’s mission is to tell the untold stories of relatable, everyday women across the country and globe who are making things happen in their world; women who have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared.”

Women’s Voices for Change – “Focused on women over 40, Women’s Voices for Change explores the realities of contemporary women who are vital, visible, and active, who seek an accurate reflection of themselves. Information provided on our website and in our programs addresses relevant issues about medical, emotional and sexual health, relationships, economics, fashion, fitness, and the arts.  Our aim is to create a powerful community of women in their prime.  ($)

  • “Previously unpublished non-fiction work is preferred, though we will make exceptions for published articles that are a particularly good fit. We accept previously published and unpublished poetry when rights are included.”
  • Writer’s Guidelines

Write For Healing“Write for Healing is a place for those seeking guidance, nurturing, and assistance in leading a healthier, more authentic life by using the written word.” 

You&Me – America’s Medical Magazine – “…seeks non-fiction articles, preferably from a first-person perspective, about the human aspects of dealing with all medical issues, from the life threatening to the chronic to the so-called “trivial.” We do not want all happy endings or all sad endings.”  ($)

  • “We buy articles that have not been printed and also do buy reprints, if the author has reprint rights.”
  • SUBMIT

Our directory is always growing, and we we add new sites each week. Are we missing a great site that accepts writing submissions in the category of Inspirational topics? Email us and let us know!

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6 Comments on “Submission Opportunities By Type Of Writing – INSPIRATIONAL”

  1. This will now be my “go to” page when I want to submit my work. Gosh, I am so grateful you shared this information to help bloggers like me learn more about getting my writing out there!

    I am off to submit!!!

    (Thanks to you!)

    1. Great! I try to add at least one new one every day, so keep checking back, or better yet, follow us on facebook (or G+ or TW) as I announce when I add new stuff there. Cheers!

  2. Hello Ms. Susan,
    Thank you so much for the information! The FIRST article I submitted to Project Underblog was accepted! I listened to your interview. It was most useful in my decision to just go for it. I truly appreciate your hard work!
    Thanks again.
    Michelle

    1. Michelle – I’m so happy to hear that! I read Project Underblog every day, so I’ll look forward to seeing yours!

  3. It’s like you read my mind today. I was bemoaning my lack of exposure and wondering how in the heck I could attempt to increase it and then your recommendation appears on my facebook page. I love when things like that happen and I am so excited to put your links to good use. I’ve already submitted to a few sites. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your hard work in putting this together. I look forward to reading more information from you.

    1. I’m so glad you found it helpful!!I love this way of increasing exposure as opposed to social media, SEO etc. Those are great too, submitting just offers something different and is still tied to those. Cheers!

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