Alaska Parent is currently accepting the following submissions, written in first-person:


The Clean-Up Kid. How have you successfully taught your child to pick up their toys or clean up after themselves (without having to ask and ask…)? What is one idea that worked for you? Share your tips.

Daddy/Baby Bonding: What did you do to encourage daddy/baby bonding during the early months at home?

Tweens/Teens and Holidays: Tweens and teens are in that age of change, so the holidays can take on new questions and struggles. Share your best tip(s) for navigating the holidays with a changing tween or teen.

Generosity: How have you fostered generosity in your child either in the home or beyond? Is there a creative or ongoing way you’ve helped your child share money or personal belongings? Tell us about it with examples and ideas.

Stop Sibling Rivalry. Sibling squabbles are a given, so how do you stop them – or at least tame them? Share a story along with your go-to tips for restoring peace and fostering healthy sibling relationships. How do you help your children grow in this area?

Word Count: 150-500 words
Article Type: First-person narrative*
Payment: $40, on acceptance
Date Due: by Sept. 12
Submit to:
Submissions must include your name, mailing address, and phone number.

Acceptance or Rejection: Alaska Parent appreciates your submissions. If your story was not accepted within 7 weeks of submission, it was not chosen for publication. We hope to work with you on a different article at a later time.

* Articles should be written in first person, and they must have practical ideas that our readers can implement in their own parenting. (Tip: We generally select articles that are strong on the practical parenting side. Good stories are important, but there must be some take-away value for our readers.)

(If you have an idea that is outside of our call for submissions and want to send us an unsolicited query or article, send it to For more information, see our writer guidelines at: