A Regional Parenting Magazine is a publication that caters to parents and families in a specific geographic area (e.g., Boulder County Kids distributes their magazine in Boulder County, Colorado plus Broomfield and Westminster, along with points in Denver and Estes Park covering many topics locally and statewide).
The articles in RPMs range from how to handle newborn sleep issues to how to deal with a surly teenager to how to deal with living with an aging parent. RPMs depend on freelancers to fill their pages with articles, essays, how-tos, etc., usually on a monthly basis.
They make most of their money from advertisers and give out their magazine for free, which means pay to writers is usually low ($15-200 per article in general).
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