Additions to the Adult Writers' List
• Storytime is a monthly British print magazine
(50 pages) for ages 3-8. Most of the content is staff-created, but they are opening submissions for one story a month.
Guidelines are here.
Stories should be 500-750 words. This is a paying market.
• Mishpacha JR and Mishpacha TeenPages are
Orthodox Jewish publications for children and teens. The publications are included as part of the family weekly publication
Mishpacha. This is a paying market.
Submission guidelines are here.
• If you're a teacher, Writer's Slate (see below) has some publishing possibilities.
Additions to the Young Writers' List
• The Writer's Slate publishes poetry and
prose written by students kindergarten age through twelfth grade. It also publishes pedagogical or creative writing by
teachers. Three issues per year are published on-line with one devoted to publishing winners of the writing contests.
This is a non-paying market. Submission guidelines are
• Polyphony H.S. is a literary magazine written, edited, and
published by high school students. They accept stories, poems, literary non-fiction, and essays. One of the nice things about this publication
is that you'll receive editorial feedback on your submission. Guidelines are
Theme Lists Updates
• Cadet Quest
• Guardian Angel Kids
Calls for Submissions
• Writing for Children's Magazines is still needing articles and sample issue overviews. Currently paying $5 for reprints
and $10 for original pieces.
are asking for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about journeys. Submission deadline is March 24th.
• Spider and
Cricket are looking for
retellings of folktales, myths, and legends from around the world. Submission deadline is April 27th.
• Cricket wants contemporary middle-grade fiction of 1,200 to 1,800 words. Deadline is
• Cicada seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Hauntings (March 27th
deadline), on the theme of Aliens (April 27th deadline), and the theme of Puppets & Dolls (May 27th deadline.) They say
they are always interested in flash fiction.
[Note: Please click on the given links for more information about each of the submission calls.]
• Kid's Imagination Train has a contest
for spring-themed stories and poems. $10 entry fee. Winning entry receives $100 and publication in KIT. Deadline March 17th.
• Pockets' annual Fiction-Writing Contest opens
for entries on March 15th. Deadline is August 15th.
• Claremont Review annual contest for 13-19 year olds.
$20 entry fee. All entrants receive a year's subscription to the Claremont Review. 1st Place $750 CAD, 2nd $500 CAD, 3rd
$250 CAD and publication in TCR. Deadline is March 15th.
This and That
• Alfie Dog is currently closed to
submissions, but will reopen March 5th.
• Short Kid Stories is currently closed
• Story Shack is currently closed to short story submissions. Their
site says to please check back in June.
• Apprentice Writer's annual open
submission window for high school students is January 1st-March15th.
• The Crawl Space is
closed to submissions, but plans to re-open in late spring.
• Creative Kids is currently closed to submissions.
• Starsongs appears to be discontinued.
• Sucker Literary is presumed to be discontinued since its website is defunct.
• ChixLIT seems to have disappeared; website links don't work.
Updated Links in the Adult List
• Alfie Dog submission guidelines
• Friend submission guidelines
• Nature Friend submission guidelines
• New Moon Girls adult submission guidelines
• Pockets submission guidelines
Updated Links in the Young Writers' List
• BYOU Magazine submission guidelines
• The Crawl Space submission guidelines
• My Light submission guidelines
• New Moon Girls girls' submission guidelines
The next issue of Writing for Children's Magazines will be published in May.
If you want to sign up for the Writing
for Children's Magazines Yahoo group, you'll receive a notice of when new issues are posted, plus occasionally
receive updates between issues (especially if the information is time-sensitive).
Writing for Children's Magazines, February 2017.