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Got something to say? Seattle’s Child wants to hear from you!

Here's how to get your opinion article published.

Seattle’s Child is launching the Amplified section to spotlight local opinions on the issues that motivate, irritate and inspire our metro area’s parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers and children. Submissions should be factual and exclusive to Seattle’s Child (not published elsewhere). The opinion should ideally be 650 to 800 words long, but can be as short as a paragraph too.

The topic can be schools or food or masks or babies or pets or video games or movies or toddler behavior. Anything. It can be serious, funny or sad. If you have an opinion and it concerns the state of being a parent or guardian, we’d like to read it!

Please email contributions to Amplified at and include a one-sentence identification of the author and a headshot. (Please include “Amplified submission” in the subject line.)

You can expect an answer within seven days. (We regret that we can’t run every piece.) If you don’t hear back within that time, it is acceptable to submit the piece elsewhere. Thank you.

Publication of an opinion piece does not mean Seattle’s Child or its staff endorses the views of the author.

This article was first published in October 2021. 

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