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Thank you for your interest in writing for Calgary's Child Magazine. For over 20 years, multi-award winning Calgary's Child Magazine has been the source parents turn to for news and trusted information about issues, classes, activities and support. Published bi-monthly, we have more than 100 local writers, plus recognized regional and national best-selling authors, parenting experts and journalists share their knowledge to help build our network and ensure the best possible resources and trusted information for readers.

We are always interested in reviewing story ideas for publication. Calgary’s Child Magazine publishes articles that have relevance to our readership. Each issue carries strong coverage of local issues and relevant topics written for parents of children ranging in age from prenatal to the early teens. Every issue features a theme as well as comprehensive guides and regular editorial departments. Please refer to our Editorial Calendar located in our online Media Kit for more information.

We look for articles that provide a unique and fresh perspective on parenting. Reviewing past issues or articles online at will provide you with examples of our editorial direction.

To have a new article considered by our editorial team for publication, please send a short outline or story idea for consideration to M.L. Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide two writing samples if possible.

To have a reprint submission considered, please send us the complete article. Remember, we often file articles for future consideration if the ‘fit or feel’ is better for an upcoming issue.

If your story idea or submission is accepted, please keep in mind the following editorial guidelines:

  1. To ensure the editorial integrity of the magazine, Calgary's Child Magazine will not consider an article that is being considered for publication in another local magazine or newspaper (within the Calgary area).

  2. When writing your article, use Canadian statistics and experts whenever possible.

  3. We prefer articles written to approximately 450 – 650 words in length unless approved as a feature article by CCM first. Word count will be determined at that time. Please include a headline, deck and/or pull quote if applicable and a short biography about yourself at the end of your article.

  4. Please include a photo credit if you submit a photograph with your submission.

  5. Calgary's Child Magazine reserves the right to edit the article for accuracy, clarity and/or length. If we feel we need to edit for content, we will contact you and work collaboratively on a solution.

  6. Your article cannot focus on your specific program/product/organization. (This is considered advertising and you will be referred to our advertising department). 

  7. Calgary Specialists. Regular featured articles from local parenting and childcare specialists ensures Calgary’s Child Magazine continues to provide the best possible resources and trusted information for readers. Compensation is based on a win-win relationship with our local experts/practicing professional. In return for your article in Calgary's Child Magazine, we can provide exposure for your practice in your biography at the end of your article.

  8. Calgary's Child Magazine is committed to welcoming all families. Please refrain from using gender-specific language ("Mommy time," etc.) unless it is biologically relevant and please use inclusive and respectful terminology when possible. We reserve the right to edit article submissions to reflect this policy. 

  9. Freelance Journalists. When a story is assigned or reprint submission accepted, the writer and editor will agree on the fee paid in Canadian funds. We will request an invoice when your article is approved and has been included in the current issue.

Again, thank you for your interest. Please keep in mind that, at any given time, we are dealing with several dozen story ideas for consideration - patience and great ideas always help move you through the queue.

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