The following terms and conditions apply for Guest Authors and Contributors who wish to write for, submit, and publish their work with the Parent Voice, Magazine. For purposes of this agreement, “Work” refers to written work produced by the undersigned guest author/contributor that may variously be called as article, piece, or post. “Work” also refers to contributions of the visual kind such as photographs, illustrations, posters, and other digital images, whenever applicable. the Parent Voice, Magazine may also be referred to as the Parent Voice, or tPV,.
By submitting your work for consideration by the Parent Voice, you consent to the following guest-author/contributor rules:
Work submitted to the Parent Voice, must be original in content and not have been previously published elsewhere. While previously published content may be accepted under exceptional conditions, these decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and only when the said content is one from which our readers gain some knowledge.
Should an exception be made where we publish one of your previously published pieces, it is your responsibility to acquire proper copyright permissions, inform tPV, of people/organizations that would need to be acknowledged, and clearly state if and what changes were made to the original before submitting to us.
Articles that are of a generic kind, are weak in focus, appear to ramble on, that may be easily found via Internet searches, or those that have been written about extensively will be rejected.
Fresh content that provides new insights into a topic of interest to the readers of tPV, (examples, parenting across cultures/borders, multiculturalism, cross-cultural parenting practices, biracial identities, inclusively, multi ethnic upbringing, and so on) will be gladly considered. Should your content provide hitherto unexplored perspectives on an old (much-written-about) topic, we may make an exception. This is also decided on a case-by-case basis.
Plagiarism is unacceptable and grounds for the immediate blacklisting of the author/s submitting the plagiarized article. At the discretion of the editors, a submitted article may be put through a plagiarism detection software at any time during the process from submission to acceptance to publication. Should we miss something, you, the author, assume all responsibility for the consequences of your actions and will not hold tPV, its editorial team or other staff directly or indirectly accountable for any negative outcomes.
Whenever appropriate, sources and references must be duly cited and appropriate credit must be given where needed. This applies for content as well as digital images.
We reserve the right to accept, accept with reservations (we will send it back to you for clarifications that if explained to our satisfaction may then be given full consideration toward acceptance), request an advanced revise and resubmit, or reject your work. Whenever possible, as a courtesy to the author, we will give you feedback on your article. However, we are under no obligation to do so every time.
In addition, we may edit your article to make sure your content meets our website’s standards for acceptable quality. We promise not to change the spirit and message of your article. In cases where we feel the need to make a lot of changes, we may either request a rewrite or make the changes ourselves and solicit your input on your article before publishing it. At this point, should you not agree with our edits, you are free to withdraw your submission.
What not to submit/Affiliate Linking/Other Links
You will not submit advertising, promotional, or sponsored posts to tPV, unless so commissioned by us. You may not use your own affiliate links or those of others in your article. All affiliate links will be those benefitting theParentVoice,. You may have up to 5 external links in your article. The need to include any more than 5 will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Whenever possible, you may submit digital images to support your articles. This is not a requirement. We will make every effort to use an appropriate image to go with your written work. Should you choose to submit images, you need to be the photographer or creator of the submitted image, should have acquired the image from a royalty/copyright-free source, or have the necessary permissions to publish the image in tPV,.
If English is not your first language
This is not a problem as long as you have some level of proficiency in the language. While we understand that not everyone speaks or writes English as a first language, care must always be taken to submit an article that is as free of grammatical and syntactical errors as possible. On minor issues, we will work with you to make the necessary changes/edits.
You will receive a guest author byline for your piece. Upon acceptance of your article, you will need to send us a short bio (75-100 words) and a small but clear photograph (headshot). You may include up to 2 of your social media links + your personal blog/website in your bio.You may also choose to remain Anonymous, use a Pseudonym, and/or not use a photograph.
Removal of Published Articles
theParentVoice, reserves the right to unpublish your article published on theparentvoice.com at any time without prior intimation or explanation.
Republishing Your Article
You own your content. However, original content published in the Parent Voice, may only be published elsewhere after 3 months from the date of its first publication in tPV, following the fulfillment of these conditions:
(a) Requests for republishing your article must first be acquired from the editorial team of tPV,. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(b) Credit must be given to the Parent Voice, as the source of first publication.
(c) A link must be provided to the homepage of the magazine in the following format:
This article was first published in theParentVoice.Com, an online magazine for multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural families on (date). It is published here (your new platform) with permission.
All non-author submitted images that were used in your article remain the property of tPV, and may not be republished.
You will not be compensated for your article unless otherwise agreed upon.
We reserve the right to promote your article on tPV,, on our social media platforms, and elsewhere as deemed necessary or appropriate. By submitting your article and images to tPV, you give us exclusive rights to promote your content as long as we give you author’s credit. There should be no expectation of any financial or other benefits from these promotions. We may use your social media handles and links to associate your article with you unless you explicitly tell us not to do so.
No Responsibility Clause
You do not hold theParentVoice.Com, its editorial team, directors, staff, consultants, or anybody else directly or indirectly associated with theParentVoice, liable or responsible for any potential legal issues, fallout, disrepute or damage that may occur from publishing your work.
Right to Modify
We reserve the right to revise, make changes, or modify in any way, this theParentVoice.Com-Writers and Contributors Terms and Conditions Agreement.