Frequently asked questions about World Childless Week

About the WCW and the team

Who founded World Childless Week?

Stephanie Phillips had the idea for World Childless Week in 2017. With the help of numerous childless bloggers and members of several online childless support groups, Steph got this online event going.

Who is the World Childless Week for?

It's for anyone who is childless despite their longing to be a parent because they have never been pregnant (for any reason), not carried full term or have suffered the sadness of a baby born sleeping. All our Champions and founder Steph, represent our audience.

How can I join the World Childless Week community?

You can be part of our community in many ways. We hope to make the World Childless Week website the "go-to" online directory for all things childless. We already have a growing list of Support Groups, Social Groups, Bloggers and events. Businesses can also be part of our community but we do charge a small fee for your listing. Please get in touch and let's see if we can support each other.  Champions are invited by Steph.

What about data and GDPR?

We have introduced a privacy policy which you can read here. If you wish to use any material from this site or the World Childless Week archives please get in touch.

About the event

Where does World Childless Week take place?

The entire event is held online through this website and on social media. Our social media links can be found in the footer at the end of the page. 

What's the deadline for articles and materials for World Childless Week 2019?

Please send all submissions by the 31st August 2019.

Where can I send my material?

Via our contact form, or if you have submissions then you can email us. If your files are large then you can use We Transfer which has a free option for files up to 2GB. World Childless Week reserves the right to reject inappropriate material that may upset our audience. None of the personal data is read by anyone other than Steph before it’s live on the site. Please include backlinks to this World Childless Week on your blog post.

Is there a hashtag?

Yes there is! It's #worldchildlessweek

Can I create my own logo and images for my World Childless Week content?

Our design agency Hello Lovely, has already done this for you so there's no need. We’ll be loaded up the 2019 Twitter, Facebook and Instagram images very soon!

Can I add my logos to my images or promote another campaign in my content?

You can use the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram images but please do not edit them. The logo is the copyright of World Childless Week and Hello Lovely. We do not allow logos to be added without our permission. Do get in touch if you have any questions.

Can I interview the WCW team for my blog, newspaper or publication?

Yes you can, we love a natter! Please contact us with a few details of what, when and where and we'll be right back in touch with you, Let us know if you'd like to speak to a specific member of the team or one of our Champions. You can also find most details on our Media page, including our press release.

Can I be anonymous?

We promise to respect your choice to be anonymous, choose an alias or be fully accredited. The choice will always be yours.

Do I need a photo with my article and what about permission?

No, that's not necessary but if you have one you'd like to share please send with your article. Please always make sure you have permission from the photographer or person/s in the photo to send to us, in other words, we can’t accept images from Google searches as this is against global copyright laws. You can find a photo on image sites like Unsplash or Pixabay if you wish, just let us know the photographer’s name or website if you can.

How many words can I write?

We suggest 500-800 words because this is best for web content and UX. Bullet pointing is really helpful to keep attention. Walk In Our Shoes has a great list of writing tips for websites from blog writers. No one has to be a professional writer or artist. Depending on the amount of submissions we cannot guarantee that everything submitted will be used, but everything has an equal chance. Please follow our daily themes.

Can I submit a video?

Absolutely! Our website loves video. Just send a link from Youtube, Vimeo or your Facebook Live video code (learn how to get your Facebook video code here and send us the Full Code Example). If you want to get involved in a Facebook Live or generally don't mind being filmed then get in touch.

I never write, I don't have a blog, can I be involved? 

Yes you can, in fact we'd really love you to be involved! We hope the majority of posts will be from people who do not write blogs. This will help to give people who do not normally speak out a chance to have their voice heard.

Copyright stuff

To make the most of our media contacts and leverage the content which make our voices heard, we ask that your contributions are exclusive to World Childless Week and your personal blog.

If you would like to use any of our content for your own use, please get in touch first. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: You may print or download for your personal use only; you may not, except with our express written permission, distribute the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Material published on www.worldchildlessweek.net is the copyright of World Childless Week. This means that you're welcome to share a link to the article you like (i.e. www.worldchildlessweek.net/faq) but you can't copy and paste text from this site into your site without checking with us first.

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