New Yahoo Group
Since a lot of people have asked how they can be notified when new issues of Writing for Children's
Magazines are published, I decided to start a Yahoo group. If you're interested, you can sign up for
the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Write4ChildrensMags/.
I'll send a notice to the group each time I post a new issue, and members of the group will get the notice as
an email. I don't anticipate a lot of other activity in the group, but I may occasionally send updates
between issues, especially if the information is time-sensitive.
Additions to the Adult Writers' List
My Kids' Adventures is a wonderful
new online magazine whose purpose is to "help parents have amazing adventures with their kids
(aged 5-11), anywhere--from the home to the backyard to the great outdoors." They are looking for
writers who can provide them with activities that are "simple, inexpensive and not tied to any
particular destination. The more adventurous, exciting and unique, the better!" Articles should be 700-2500 words in
length and include lots of pictures (landscape orientation preferred) illustrating each step of the activity. This is
a non-paying market, but writers can link their author bio to their web site, blog, twitter account, etc. to generate
traffic from MKA readers. Check
here for how to write for MKA.
is a free 28-page, monthly newspaper (tabloid style) that provides fun, educational resources for children grades
K-6th, parents, and teachers. Its circulation is over 1.2 million. See a sample online issue
Most of the material is written by staff, but they will consider freelance work. Query your idea to
Stephanie Crider, Associate National Editor, at stephanie(at)kidsvillenews(dot)com. This is a non-paying
Old Timey Hedgehog publishes short
stories (YA and up) on their blog and also in their monthly review magazine. They pay $25.
Additions to the Young Writers' List
The Blue Pencil Online is a
literary magazine edited by students. All pieces in the publication are written by students ages
12-18. Submission guidelines are
here. This is a non-paying
market, but you may submit your work to be considered for an annual award--a $3,000 full tuition
scholarship to the Summer Writing Program at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, in Metro West Boston.
Face Up is an Irish magazine for ages 14-18 which
has been on the Adult Writers' List, but accepts young writers' submissions as well. Submission guidelines
for this paying market are
Magic Dragon Magazine is a
quarterly publication, that presents writing and art created by children in the elementary school
grades. It has quality four-color printing and graphic display. Submission guidelines for this
non-paying market are
Bumples is an online magazine for ages 4-10.
Non-paying, it has been on the Adult Writers list but also accepts children's submissions.
Nonfiction Freelance Opportunity
Press4Kids is a "producer of childrens news publications, including
daily iPad-based newspaper for students at the elementary level. The corporate mission is to inspire
children to read on a daily basis while empowering them with the knowledge that they have the
ability to change their world. News-O-Matic covers important national and international news, as
well as kid-friendly features and current events." They are looking for freelance writers.
Contact Russell Kahn, Editor-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed information can be found at
Theme Lists, Article and Story Needs
2014 themes for Guardian Angel Kids are up.
2013-2014 themes for SHINE brightly are available.
Guide magazine has
provided a long list of potential article and story ideas they'd like to see as submissions. Scroll
to the bottom of the page and click on "2014 Guide Theme List."
Story needs for Friend magazine may be found
Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr. No Longer Open
I checked with Ranger Rick since their magazine and website had conflicting submission information; I also asked, if
they weren't open to submissions or queries, if writers could send their resumes and writing samples to be on file for
possible writing assignments. An editor responded with-- "I wish I could give you better news, but we are not accepting
any new manuscripts or queries due to the enormous backlog of material already in our files. The majority of our
articles are written by the editors on our staff, so we dont have a need for freelance writers at this time." The
situation is the same with Ranger Rick Jr.
Story Station sponsored by Viatouch is no longer being published.
Hisstories online magazine is apparently no longer being published.
AIM (Americas Intercultural Magazine) appears to have discontinued. Another AIM magazine (Africans
in Motion) is being published, but it's not a children's or youth magazine and has no connection with the former AIM
Scareald is no longer being published.
Updated Links in the Adult List
Odyssey--submission guidelines. Odyssey also has a new editor--Johanna Arnone.
Face Up--contact information
Updated Link in the Young Writers' List
Youth Imagination Magazine-- Submission guidelines
The next issue of Writing for Children's Magazines will be published in November.
Writing for Children's Magazines, September 2013