Writing for Children's Magazines
An Ezine

  Market Tidbits for February 2017  

by Evelyn B. Christensen




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 here.

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 here.

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.

Babybug and Ladybug 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 March 27th.

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 to submissions.

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 and themes

Pockets submission guidelines and themes

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 and themes


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.



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