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Help your child get published in a magazine

by | Mar 25, 2013 | Publishing Project Ideas, Resources & Links

Children's Magazine, kids publishing

Help Your Child Get Published in a Magazine

Do you have a child who loves to write? Encourage your creative son or daughter to learn more about the real-world publishing process. Submitting original work to an editor just might be the perfect spring project! Help your child get published.

The magazines below—most listed in the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market guide—make a great place to get started.

Stone Soup 

Bimonthly magazine

  • Website: StoneSoup.com
  • Who they publish: Children ages 8-13
  • What they’re looking for: “Writing and art based on real-life experiences. We have a strong preference for writing on subjects that mean a lot to the author. Stories should have good descriptions, realistic dialogue, and a point to make.” Free verse poetry accepted.
  • Submission Guidelines

New Moon 

Bi-monthly magazine for girls ages 8-14, edited by girls aged 8-14

  • Website: NewMoon.com
  • Who they publish: Girls and women
  • What they’re looking for: Girl-centered fiction, and non-fiction stories about “real girls doing real things written by girls. These can be about anything the girl has done personally, or she can write about something she’s studied.”
  • Submission Guidelines

Amazing Kids! Magazine

Kid-created, award-winning monthly online magazine

  • Website: Mag.Amazing-Kids.org
  • Who they publish: Children ages 5-18
  • What they’re looking for: Kid-friendly, age-appropriate original creative works done by kids and teens, including recipes, travel stories, science and technology, poetry, art, photography, and videos.
  • Submission Guidelines

Skipping Stones

Bi-monthly award-winning, nonprofit magazine designed to promote cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and ecological richness

  • Website: SkippingStones.org
  • Who they publish: “We encourage submissions by children of color, minorities, and under-represented populations.” Poetry accepted from youth under age 18 only.
  • What they’re looking for: Contemporary, meaningful, or humorous fiction for middle readers or young adults. Non-fiction with multicultural, nature, or cross-cultural themes. Wants “material that gives insight to cultural celebrations, lifestyle, customs and traditions, glimpse of daily life in other countries and cultures.”
  • Submission Guidelines
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