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Midwifery Matters: a guide to magazine content

Its fantastic news that you would like to write an article for Midwifery Matters. Our magazine reaches all our members every quarter, and is often found on university shelves. Your article ideas can be discussed with any member of the Steering Group, the magazine editor or a member of the Editorial Group. Here is a short guide to help answer some of your questions:

  • Articles can take many forms: academic, creative such as a poem, artistic, topical, reflective, experience based, reportage.
  • Reference where necessary.
  • Word count is variable but should be between 500 – 2000 including references (use whatever referencing system you prefer but please be consistent).
  • Try to include photographs – the highest quality possible, make sure you have permission to use it and remember to credit the photographer or source.
  • Include a short biography about you (2-3 sentences) and a head and shoulders photo.
  • Some articles will appear on our website or social media, please advise us in advance if you don’t wish this to happen.
  • If you wish to advertise an event, please make this clear and it can also be included in our Events section.

Your article will be proof read by our Editorial Group. If there are minor corrections we will go ahead and publish. If major changes are required we will return your article by email with suggestions and a deadline (likely to be 3-4 days).

Deadlines for the magazine are flexible but rough guides are:
Spring: 15th January
Summer: 15th April
Autumn: 15th July
Winter: 15th October

Want to respond to, or comment on an editorial? Have a look here for more info on our Letters page.

The editor can be contacted via magazine@midwifery.org.uk
Please advise when you send your article if you would like PDF or print copies of the final version.

Write for our blog on the website

Are you passionate about the maternity services? Have you got something to say? Send us your article! You don’t have to be an expert writer, we’ll support you to share your truth.

  • Blog posts can take many forms: academic, topical, reflective, experience based or reportage. Have a look at our blog posts for some examples.
  • Word count is variable but should be between 500 – 1000 .
  • If possible include one or two photographs – the highest quality possible, make sure you have permission to use it and remember to credit the photographer or source.
  • Include a short biography about you (2-3 sentences) and a head and shoulders photo.
Questions? Just send us a message.

Your article will be proof read by our Editorial Group. If there are minor corrections we will go ahead and publish. If major changes are required we will return your article by email with suggestions and a deadline (likely to be 3-4 days).

Deadlines for the magazine are flexible but rough guides are:
Spring: 15th January
Summer: 15th April
Autumn: 15th July
Winter: 15th October

Want to respond to, or comment on an editorial? Have a look here for more info on our Letters page.

The editor can be contacted via magazine@midwifery.org.uk
Please advise when you send your article if you would like PDF or print copies of the final version.

The webeditor can be contacted via webeditor@midwifery.org.uk

Thank you for choosing to write for the Association of Radical Midwives!

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