Please send your submission for Empty Nest as an attachment to
an email, or send the text in the body of an email, to:
Please double-space your manuscript, and designate it as a Department
or a Feature. Include only one submission per email, please!
Please limit the length of your feature article to
1500 - 3000 words. Queries are welcome! Articles should be investigative,
with some reflection, although insightful essays will also be considered.
Interviews with interesting empty nesters are a plus! In your article,
please include links to other websites, books, and generally useful
Please limit the length of your department
article to 750 - 1000 words. Queries are welcome! Regular departments
include Mind, Body, Money, Culture (theater, films, books), and Family. We
really prefer investigative articles in these area, but we'll also
consider essays. If you have ideas for additional departments, send them
along, as well—we're open to new ideas! Please include links to other
When you send an article for consideration,
please include a short biography of yourself and low-resolution photos.
Please note that all submissions accepted for publication are subject to
minor editing and will be formatted to fit the magazine's standard design
and layout styles.
You can expect a response to your submission within 6 to 8 weeks.
Please do not send a follow-up email any sooner!
Finally, right now, a byline is payment for writing published. Stick with us,
though, and perhaps eventually you’ll see some cash for your accepted work.
Also, please note: If your article is selected for publication, you must wait 1 year after publication to publish it elsewhere. THEN, you need to publish it with the credit line "(first published in Empty Nest: A Magazine for Mature Families, www.emptynestmag.com, volume/number)."
Thanks for your interest in Empty Nest...
The Editors at Empty Nest