This is a list of sites you may want to consider submitting your writing to if you blog about midlife topics.

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 Midlife Topics

AARP The Magazine“A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
[bctt tweet=”Bloggers: Directory of places to submit your posts about Midlife (including paid!)”] – Parenting Young Adults – Section Expert Sharon Greenthal is open to guest posts about young adults, and takes 1-2 guest posts per month. Columns are informational and instructional rather than personal. ($)

Alive 65“Health and wellness for seniors” ($)

Better After 50 “Online Magazine about Women inspiring Women Real Women-Real Stories.  Our readers and writers contribute essays in the categories of: SHE DID IT!, Your work, Your Finances, Sex Diaries, Aging Parents, Adult Children, Amazing Travels, Financial Planning, and Retirement. Of course we also deal with Relationships, Second Marriages, Divorce, Widowhood, Fashion (as in: Can I wear this at 50+?), and the big Kahuna known as Menopause.”

BlogHer – BlogHer is a platform for sharing great voices, stories and ideas.”.  With categories of food, health, DIY & Home, Work & Life, Love & Sex, Family, Fashion & Beauty as well as News & Entertainment coverage which includes Politics, Race and Feminism, BlogHer spans a wide range of interests. ($)

BoomerCafe – “Now in its 16th year, BoomerCafe is the original digital magazine for baby boomers with active lifestyles and youthful spirits.”

DivorcedMoms“Whether you are thinking about separating, newly divorced or have already navigated the divorce process, whether you are in your 20s with an infant or in your 50s with grown children, you have experience and a unique point of view. Your stories will help other moms who are going through the same process.”

Full Grown People – A web magazine about the other awkward age of adulthood.  “The topics here run the whole gamut: romance, family, health, career, dealing with aging loved ones, and more. But what draws everything together is the sense that we’re all feeling our way along.” (from The American Grandparents Association) – “At our goal is to connect and inspire today’s families. As the Trusted Resource for Grandparents, we strengthen the ties between family members, promoting well-being and giving timely information and expert advice on what really matters to you, from health and money, to travel and retirement.” 

Grown and Flown“Grown and Flown looks at parenting teenagers and young adults through the middle school, high school and college years.” ($)

Henpicked“Henpicked is about sharing, discussing and learning. Sharing our wisdom. Discussing new ideas. Learning from the experiences of others.”

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.

International Living“International Living have been helping people discover the world’s best places to live, travel and retire since 1979.” ($)

Making Midlife Matter“An online magazine for strong, independent midlife women to share and inspire others to get their midlife mojo on!”

  • previously published or first published/originals

Medium“Everyone’s stories and ideas.”

Midlife BoulevardMidlife Boulevard is an on-line magazine focusing on the lives of women over 40. We are passionate about issues affecting women in midlife.”  Midlife Boulevard covers “…topics including life, style, writing, and the business of blogging.”

My Itchy Travel Feet“The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Travel – content covers first-person travel articles appealing to active boomer travelers.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY

Next Avenue“Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national service for America’s booming 50+ population. Our mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. We do this by providing news, information and advice to help our audience navigate their lives and inviting them to join in an ongoing conversation about the issues and transitions we all face.” ($)

Nostalgia Magazine“Nostalgia Magazine is a journal that gathers photos, personal remembrance stories, diaries, and researched stories of people, places, and events and puts them into one bi-monthly volume. We are especially interested in photo essays. Nostalgia Magazine relives the days when teenage couples listened to 8-track tapes, when saddle shoes were all the rage, and when families gathered around to listen to “The Shadow” or to watch “Bonanza” for nightly entertainment.”

Ripped Jeans & Bifocals – “I look for honest writing on subjects my regular readers can relate to: parenting, adoption, aging, relationships, social media, and general humor” ($)

  • previously published or first published/originals

The Soap Box“The Soap Box is a parenting submission site. Categories include: From New Moms to Midlife, Pretty Woman, Papa’s Place, and Kid’s Corner.”

Ten to Twenty Parenting – All about raising tweens and teens “Ten to Twenty Parenting is a place you can come to determine whether your teen/tween’s crazy behavior is normal, or if you should go ahead and place the order for that straightjacket you’ve been considering.”

thirdAGE“…a premier health and wellness site targeted to women 45 and older—an affluent, growing segment of society who are more empowered than any previous generation.” ($)

Viva Fifty!“…a bilingual and multicultural community that celebrates life and the joy that midlife can entail.”

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

Your Teen Magazine For Parents“Your Teen for Parents is a publication for parents of teenagers–from middle school, high school and the first year or two of college–and for professionals working with teenagers. Our mission is to be a trusted source for readers seeking information about this cohort.”  ($)

Zest Now – “Information and encouragement for women to live their best lives after 50

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 Midlife? Email us and let us know!

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