Vol. 6, No. 1
It's hard to believe an entire month of this new year is already past. I hope it's been a productive one for you and
that you're making progress on whatever writing or illustrating goals you've set for yourself.
For this issue of Writing for Children's Magazines, I'm especially delighted to be able to feature an interview
with Lynn Gilliam, Editor of Pockets. I've been blessed the past few years to have some of my puzzles
published in this magazine. Working with the folks there at Pockets has been such a wonderful experience that
I wanted to give you the opportunity to know a bit more about this publication. I'm so glad Lynn was willing to take
the time out of her busy schedule to share her thoughts with us.
I also appreciate Marilyn Kratz's willingness to share another of her helpful articles with us. She reminds us
that our stories have the ability to touch the lives of others and that that's a part of being a writer we should
Notice: As of 2017, Writing for Children's Magazines is being published quarterly instead of bi-monthly.
If you'd like to submit something for Writing for Children's Magazines, please send it my way.
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already submitted an overview for the magazine you're planning to write about, feel free to email
me. I'm also happy to consider reprints. Writing for Children's Magazines is now paying a small fee for articles.
I welcome your submissions, queries, and suggestions at
My best wishes to you~
Evelyn Christensen, Editor
Interview with Lynn Gilliam, Editor
Celebrate Your Stories
by Marilyn Kratz
Ev's February Market Tidbits