What to expect as a writer for My French Life™

So you’re interested in writing for My French Life™ magazine? Well, let’s tell you what’s involved!

3 things to show we care…

We want working with us to be a rewarding and enriching experience for you. We want to help you become the best writer you can be.

1. You receive feedback on all the work you submit.

2. We will help you develop a content plan and provide you with content ideas.

3. We know you’re busy, so we help you stay organised:

  • We’ll have a chat about what area you’d like to write about (fashion, food, language etc) and lock-in the focus for your articles.
  • Then, we’ll help you plan articles well in advance, using a content calendar.
  • We’ll agree how often you submit: this can be as little as once a month to as often as once a week.
  • Next, you’ll receive a regular submission date.

5 ways we’ll promote you

In return for all your hard work, we promote you and your talents.

1. At the top of each of your published articles is acknowledgement of you as the author. Your name appears as a link, which clicks through to…


2. Your own writer page! This will be your own My French Life™ portfolio, linking through to each article you’ve written for the magazine.

We encourage you to use the ‘URL’ of your page and insert it into your professional or social media profiles – an instant resume of your published writing!

3. Beneath each of your published articles is an ‘author sign-off’: a short paragraph about you, featuring links to your preferred blog, website or social media sites.

4. Your name also appears on our list of contributors.

See our Correspondents & Photographers page for more examples – simply click on an author’s name to see their contributor profile. For example: Jacqueline Dubois Pasquier

5. We also provide strong promotional support through our social media activities, on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll follow and like you if you return the favour.

4 important things to think about

1. As we’re still a young magazine, our community – writers and editors, generously volunteer their time for their own reasons. Our team is made up of many passionate, busy & professional people, and we’re so grateful for their contribution!

star2. We’re committed to honesty and openness. We can’t guarantee the publication of every article that’s submitted, but will always explain why.

3. Likewise, we ask that you keep open communication with us – if something is worrying you let us know straight away!

4. Lastly, we love to watch writers grow through training and support. In return we simply ask that you can commit to contributions a minimum of 6-12 articles over 12 months.

What next?

All prospective writers write a sample article following one of our checklists and house style guide. You’ll write this once we’ve discussed the preferred topic or theme – then you’ll pitch the article and we can provide support and guidance at this stage. Then if the article is suitable, we’ll happily publish it on our magazine!

We’ll send you more information about this once you’ve let us know that you’re comfortable with everything in this document.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at info@MyFrenchLife.org.

About the Contributor

Judy MacMahon

Experience FRANCE beyond the CLICHÉ with MyFrenchLife.org MyFrenchLife is for Curious Savvy Francophiles wherever you are. Meet Francophiles in France, online, and/or wherever you live. You’re very welcome to join us - Judy MacMahon - MyFrenchLife.org

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