Submission Guidelines for Articles

Do you have a story to tell? Submit your stories to Australia’s largest parenting community and receive payment for published articles and first person stories.

Before sending through your submission, we recommend that you read the articles we have up on the website to get a feel for our style and content. You should format your submission in the same way. Articles typically range between 500 and 1,000 words with 600-800 words length preferred.

We are interested in seeing well-written, informative, entertaining, and unique articles that speak to women at various stages of their lives - trying to conceive, pregnant, as mothers or those returning to the workforce.

All work must be original. We cannot guarantee that we will use your article on the Essential Baby website.

Due to volume of submissions received we cannot provide a response to all submissions. If interested, we will contact you. We suggest emailing a précis of the article rather than the whole piece to avoid disappointment.

To submit your article, please send to Letitia Rowlands: letitia.rowlands@fairfaxmedia.com.au

You may also like to submit an article for our sister site, Essential Kids, which focuses on stories relating to raising children aged 4-12.