Submission Guidelines

Editorial Submissions


We welcome your story pitches and ideas for editorial consideration for upcoming issues of TWINS™ Magazine. We’re always happy to consider contributions from both published and unpublished writers for upcoming issues of TWINS™ Magazine and for the website www.twinsmagazine.com.

For all article submissions, please use the contact form on the submissions page to upload your article as a MS Word document or PDF. If you would like to discuss an idea before writing the article, please email a concise pitch to twinseditor@twinsmagazine.com.

Articles should not be longer than 1,100 words in length (unless first approved by Editor-in-Chief) and should be submitted single-spaced, size 12 font. Please also include a brief bio/byline and head shot image, along with any other images you would like to include with your article submission. If your article is selected, the article and all images used become the property of TWINS™ Magazine. Please note that all submissions are subject to review and may have minor changes made before publication. These will just be to enhance clarity, and will never affect the tone, voice or style of the work.

We do not accept work that has been published in other magazines, but we are willing to consider syndicated posts (posts that have been published previously on writers’ own blogs or websites). We are unable to respond to all submissions, but we will contact you if your work is chosen for publication. Because we are a very small staff, we are unable to respond to inquiries about the status of submissions. We do not accept postal submissions. Please note that we are currently unable to compensate monetarily for any work featured either in the magazine or online.

We are currently accepting story pitches, ideas and photos for the following columns:

A Word from Dad
This is a column that is written by dads of multiples and gives readers an idea of what it's like parenting twins/multiples from a father's point of view.

Ages and Stages
This section covers issues that arise while raising twins through the various stages of childhood. Articles featured in this section generally offer advice and practical tips for the following ages and stages: Pregnancy, Infants, Toddlers, Pre-School, School-age and Teenage twins.

LOL: Laugh-Out-Loud
This is a humorous regular column that talks about what it's like raising twins/multiples in today's busy and hectic world while also giving our readers a reason to smile. This is a slice-of-life column and should be written in a humorous and fun style.

Mom-2-Mom
Are you a mother of twins/multiples with great tips and advice? Do you have a special story about raising twins that you would like to share?

Tales from Twins
Are you a twin and want to share your story with our readers? Tell us what is was like growing up as a twin.


Photo Submission Guidelines


PLEASE NOTE that we no longer accept submissions of printed photographs. All photo submissions should now be uploaded to our Double Takes page.

For the best chance of having your photo published in Double Takes or featured on our social media channels, make sure your images adhere to the following:
    • Sharp focus
    • Crisp, clean, vivid color (no blue or yellow cast)
    • Good, attractive lighting (no high shadow contrasts, no “red eye”)
    • Uncluttered backgrounds
    • Happy children interacting with each other
    • Make sure your twins/multiples are close together in the photo and not too far apart
    • High-definition photographs are particularly welcome
    • Be submitted as either a JPEG, PNG or GIF file with a minimum resolution of 150dpi (300dpi is best)
By sending a photograph to TWINS™ Magazine, the sender automatically releases all ownership rights to TWINS™ Magazine. TWINS™ Magazine will have the right to use images in any digital or printed editions of the magazine, as well as on www.twinsmagazine.com and in any other marketing or promotional materials.

Photos featured for our “Holiday Pic of the Day” will have our official logo placed on the front. If submitting a professional photo, you must have permission from the photographer before sending it to us.