“I felt so alone as a full-time family caregiver. Spending so much time taking care of other people made me forget who I was. Blogging helped me to re-claim my identity, share what I’ve learned, and forge enduring friendships.”
— Adrienne Gruberg, Founder, The Caregiver Space

 

We’re here to connect people who provide care to the best information out there.

 

Our site publishes original content and shares links to the best outside information and resources.

 

We invite everyone to share things that really resonate with their caregiving experience.

 

This includes personal essays, photography, articles, films, and other works that are accessible online. These are the pieces of advice that improve your life, the essays that bring you to tears, and the creative projects you can’t stop thinking about. You can share them in our groups or send them to us directly.

 

We invite experts and professional writers to contribute articles to The Caregiver’s Toolbox.

 

We invite all caregivers, regardless of writing experience, to contribute to Caregiver Stories.

 

You must own the copyright to any works you submit for publication on The Caregiver Space. If you don’t own the copyright, we can share an introduction to the work and a link to where it can be viewed. If you believe someone has submitted your copyrighted work to our publication without your express permission, please contact us immediately and we will remove it or convert it to a link.

 

General Guidelines // Cross-Posting // Becoming a Regular Contributor

 


 

 

The Caregiver’s Toolbox

 

  • Length: 300-3,000 words.
  • Fact based, focused on reporting: informational articles, guides, reviews, etc.
  • Include references and relevant links.
  • All sources must be cited.

 

Authors who are both qualified experts in relevant field(s) and experienced caregivers are given priority. We don’t require a degree in your topic, but it should be clear that you know a lot about what you’re writing about. We encourage authors to share their personal experience with caregiving in their submission.

 

All posts are published with at least one graphic. Please supply a graphic, if you have a relevant graphic you have permission to publish it on our site, or let us know if you have a particular graphic in mind.

 

We receive a very high number of pitches and do not have time to review proposals.

We do not publish marketing fluff or basic overviews of caregiving topics. If you send ‘X tips for self care!’ your pitch will be rejected.

If your main concern is whether or not ‘do follow’ links are included in our posts, please save yourself the trouble and do not submit your piece to us.

 

You must own the copyright to any works you submit for publication on The Caregiver Space. If you believe someone has submitted your copyrighted work to our publication without your express permission, please contact us immediately and we will remove it.

 


 

 

Caregiver Stories

 

  • Length: 600-1,800 words.
  • Personal essays: introspection, recollections, humor, excerpts from memoirs, poetry, artwork, etc.
  • Author bios include a headshot and links to any websites or social media profiles you wish to include.
  • Include a suggested title.

 

We welcome submissions to Caregiver Stories from caregivers of all backgrounds, regardless of previous writing experience. Less experienced authors will typically work with an editor to prepare their work for publication. We want to hear everyone’s voice at The Caregiver Space.

 

This is your space to share your feelings and experiences. However, there are several things to keep in mind:

 

  • Please keep HIPAA rules in consideration when writing.
  • When discussing religion, please focus on your personal experience. We do not publish pieces that prosthelytize or enforce one religious view.
  • You must own the copyright to any works you submit for publication on The Caregiver Space. If you do not own the copyright, let us know and we may share the piece as a link.

 


 

 

General guidelines

 

When writing for this site, please be respectful of the fact that many readers will have differing viewpoints based on their own experiences and backgrounds.

 

Our audience appreciates

 

  • Real people – Imagine that you’re writing to a friend.
  • Relevance – Does your post address the caregiver’s needs? We share articles that go beyond-the-basics and are immediately useful for caregivers.
  • Immediately engaging content and/or visuals – Do your introductory sentences grab the reader? Caregivers are busy, so be direct.
  • Honesty – Can caregivers relate to the feelings, experiences and/or circumstances? Chances are, if you’re honest, they can.
  • Examples – Caregivers don’t want advice from a book, they want real tips from savvy caregivers and experts. Not every example has to be from your own experience, but people love hearing about people who’ve been in their shoes.
  • Easy-to-read writing – Does your diction exclude readers who may be unfamiliar with the vocabulary? Are your sentences easy to follow? We encourage the use of bullets, sections, and lists to make articles easy to skim, when appropriate.
  • Empathy and understanding – Is your response understanding, compassionate and thoughtful?
  • Reliable sources – If your information isn’t coming from your own experience, where is it coming from? Cite your sources, include statistics, and quote other experts.
  • Where to find more information – It’s rare that any article can cover every aspect of a topic. Include links to reputable sites for readers to find more information.

 

Our audience does not appreciate

 

  • Being lectured on self-care – An important subject that should be approached with compassion and understanding. Any self-care suggestions should be something accessible for caregivers who might not have time or money to spare
  • Being sold to – Please reserve promotional language for your author bio.

 


 

 

Cross-posting

 

You retain the copyright to your work. If you would like to crosspost or reprint your blog post elsewhere, please include the line “This piece originally appeared at TheCaregiverSpace.org,” with a link back to the original post on The Caregiver Space.

 

You must own the copyright to any works you submit for publication on The Caregiver Space. If you believe someone has submitted your copyrighted work to our publication without your express permission, please contact us immediately and we will remove it.

 


 

 

Submission instructions

 

Please use our submission form.

 

When submitting an article:

 

  • Let us know if the article has been previously published, confirm that you own the copyright, and let us know of any requirements for legal re-publication.
  • If you are sharing any work that you do not own the copyright to, let us know if you have express permission of the owner.
  • If you are submitting an external article you think we should link to, please let us know that.
  • There is no guarantee that an article will be published.
  • We do not pay authors for submissions.
  • We do not review topics.

 


 

 

Becoming a regular contributor

 

We welcome authors who would like to become regular contributors to our site.

 

While we encourage writers to publish on a regular schedule (monthly, weekly, bi-weekly, daily), we do not require this.

 

Regular contributors to Caregiver Stories do not have to be professional writers, but we give preference to writers who submit strong pieces in clear English.

 

How to apply

 

After your first successful submission to The Caregiver Space, please let your editor know that you’re interested in becoming a regular contributor.