Share your story or story idea using the form below. We are always looking for stories. Two kinds of stories in particular:
1. Personal stories
Mums At The Table is about creating a community of women who aren’t afraid to share their experiences and opinions on issues that impact them. Think about how your article can help someone: Will it make them smile, give them courage or is it something they can relate to? Will the article provide them with information to help them and their family live a better, happier and more fulfilling life?
We are focused on issues dealing with life as a parent, but we are always interested in stories that impact families as a whole, as well as quirky, humorous and inspiring topics. Ultimately, we are looking for and appreciate good writing and compelling stories.
Want some examples?
2. Expert pieces
As mums, we don't just want to know how to raise our children, we want to know the advice has been properly researched and backed by evidence. We want to hear from experts who are able to offer us tips and information that will help us become better mums.
We're talking to mums who are based in Australia and New Zealand, whose careers are in or out of the home, and with one or more children aged from babies to 12. (Secondarily, grandmothers with grandchildren in that age range love us too!)
Mums At The Table is Christian at heart but all-inclusive in approach.
- We prefer original pieces that have not been published anywhere. We will try to use an accepted article within 12 months, but this will not always happen.
- Your story should be at least 1500 words.
- If your story is selected for publication, it may be edited (though never to change the meaning of it) and might be shared across our various platforms (website, newsletter, social media and TV).
- We are happy to publish stories under a pseudonym, just make sure you let us know when you send it in.
- If you are sending in a personal story, it is likely we will ask for a family photo. However, please do not send that in until we ask for it.
Alternatively, you are welcome to use the form below to pitch your story ideas first.
As a donor-based, not-for-profit organisation, we are unable to offer monetary compensation for your articles. However, as a token gesture of thanks, we are happy to send authors who have their articles published will a selection of children's books.
Mention you’re not looking for any compensation and we’ll be most grateful.
We can't wait to hear from you!
As we receive a large number of submissions and queries, it can take up to four weeks for us to respond. Please rest assured that you'll be notified either way once we are able to get to your submission.
Terms & Conditions
- Entry is open to residents of Australia. Employees of Mums At The Table, Adventist Media and their families are ineligible to enter.
- To enter, participants must submit, in 25 words or less, their secret to fake being tidy, to Mums At The Table via the online form, before midnight Sunday, 9 May 2021.
- The promotion is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winner. Entries will be judged individually. The best three entries, as determined by the judges, will win a copy of the book, How to Fake Being Tidy.
- Prize: 1 copy of the book, How to Fake Being Tidy, worth $29.99 (Total prize value: $89.97).
- The winner will be announced on 10 May 2021 on the Mums At The Table Facebook page and group, and notified via email and/or phone.
- Prizes are not transferable and not redeemable for cash. Mums At The Table's decision is final and binding—no correspondence will be entered into. Mums At The Table accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries or other communications. If for some reason, the winner does not accept the prize at the time stipulated by the Provider, the prize will be forfeited.