Join Our Team! Open Call for Writers!


The Columbia Mom team is growing, and we are currently looking for fresh, local voices who are passionate about the Midlands and interested in sharing their stories!

Are you the next Columbia Mom contributor?

Do you love writing and enjoy sharing your story with other moms? The Columbia Mom writing team is looking for new local voices who are passionate about our city and interested in sharing their stories! 

This is a volunteer position, but there are some really fun perks to make it all worthwhile. Note: you do NOT have to be a blogger or have a portfolio of published work to apply! We are simply looking for local moms who know how to write, have a passion for motherhood and their community, and are looking for a way to connect!

Here’s the “job description”…

What You GIVE ::

  • One original post per month that fits within the brand and mission of Columbia Mom
  • An active presence on social media. Facebook is required.
  • Availability to attend Columbia Mom events (once they resume)
  • Availability for occasional contributor meetings (either virtually or in-person once they resume)
  • A passion for moms, kids, and the overall Columbia area
  • A reliable, positive, and fun personality!

What You GET ::

  • Your photo and bio on the Columbia Mom Contributors page {with links to your personal website and/or social media handles if you choose to share them}
  • A headshot and team photo shoot with Columbia Mom (CDC guidelines permitting) 
  • Access to the Columbia Mom Contributors Facebook group and other internal communications and resources
  • Potential opportunities to test out products and/or services before reviewing them for Columbia Mom
  • Information and professional development in the areas of writing, blogging, SEO, social media, and event management (as available)
  • Access to pre-sale, discounted, or free tickets to upcoming Columbia Mom events
  • New friendships and an amazing opportunity to do something great in our city!

What To DO ::

  • Fill out the form below in its entirety
  • Deadline is Thursday, April 1, 2021 {unfortunately there will be no exceptions}
  • Email [email protected] with any questions
  • The newest members will be announced in April

General writing guidelines

We so appreciate you taking the time to contribute your thoughts, experience, and inspiration to the Columbia Mom readers! Before you begin typing away, please read the following guidelines, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
  • Think LOCAL: We love to keep all of our content relevant to the Columbia area…or at least within driving distance for day trips and outings. Articles can feature places to go and things to do while more general topics {feeding, potty training, DIY…} can be given a local twist simply because they are written by a local mom – YOU!
  • Think MOMS: It may sound obvious, but our target audience is made up of moms, so it only makes sense that our content should remain under the broad category of parenting writing, within which you have a ton of subtopics to choose from – the experience of being a mom, stages and phases of development, tips and tricks, home management strategies specific to moms, and of course, all the locally-focused ideas mentioned earlier. At the end of the day though, we are all moms just trying to make our lives a little bit more enjoyable. If you have an idea that interests you and your friends, then our readers would probably love to read about it too!
  • Think CONNECTIONS: We encourage you to think critically about ways to engage your audience. Try to include clever and catchy post titles that draw people in or spark curiosity, and give your readers a reason to comment by asking questions – ‘So tell me, what is the most awful potty training experience you have ever encountered?’
  • Most Importantly: Write what you love, and love what you write!

What are you waiting for?

Let’s Write Together! 



  • {examples :: single mom, homeschool mom, mom of special needs, adoption, etc.}
  • {examples :: cooking, photography, fitness, yoga, consuming a lot of coffee and wine (not that we speak from experience)}
  • Social media participation is mandatory (commenting/liking/sharing in support of fellow writers and Columbia Mom)
  • {examples :: play groups, MOPS, PTO, Junior League, Book Club?}
  • If you don't currently have a published writing sample or blog, please email a writing sample in Microsoft Word to [email protected]
  • If you don't currently have a published writing sample or blog, please email a second writing sample in Microsoft Word to [email protected]


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