Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 18, 2010

Children’s Magazines

Writing for magazines is an excellent way to boost your publishing credits, and bring in a little extra cash. Last year I wrote a blog about writing for magazines and have updated it by adding more links and getting rid of others who have closed their doors to submissions.   Check out the following sites to find a home for your article:

American Cheerleader
http://www.americancheerleader.com/
Pay: $100-250

ChemMatters
www.acs.org/chemmatters
Guidelines available by email.
Pay: $500-$1,000

Dance International
http://www.danceinternational.org/submissions.html
Pay: $100-$150

DevoZine http://www.upperroom.org/devozine/2009/marapr/writers.asp?week=1&issue=638157
Pay: $15-$100

Dirt Rider Magazine
http://www.dirtrider.com/contactus/index.html
Pay rate not listed.

Family Fun
http://familyfun.go.com/assets/cms/pdf/magazine/writer-guidelines.pdf   
$1.25 a word

Girls’ Life
http://www.girlslife.com/page/Writers-Guidelines.aspx
Pay: $150-$450

Highlights
http://www.highlights.com/
$25 – $150 up
http://www.highlights.com/contributor-guidelines
http://childrencomefirst.com/highlightsneeds.shtml

Insight
http://www.insightmagazine.org/guidelines/index.asp
Pay: $50-$125

Jakes Magazine
http://www.nwtf.org/tv_magazines/Writers_Guidelines.html
Pay: $100-$300

Justine
http://www.justinemagazine.com/
Pay rate not listed.

Key Club
Key Club Guidelines

Kid Zone
http://scottpublications.com/kz/
No info – CORPORATE OFFICE: 866-733-9382 (toll free)

Listen
http://www.listenmagazine.org/article.php?id=17
Pay: $80-$150

Pack-o-Fun
http://www.pack-o-fun.com/Guidelines.aspx
$25 to $150

Pockets
http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines/
Stories and articles: 14 cents a word
Poetry: $25 and up
Activities, games: $25 and up

On Course
http://oncourse.ag.org/oc/writers.cfm
Pay: $15-$80

Relate
http://www.relatemag.com/about/
Pay: $50-$700

Seventeen
http://www.seventeen.com/faq
Pay: $1-$1.50/word

Shine Brightly
http://www.gemsgc.org/main/shine_guidelines.html
Pay: $.03-$.05/word

Slap
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php
Pay rate not listed online.

Thrasher
http://www.thrashermagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=49
Pay: $.15/word

True Girl
http://www.truegirlonline.net
Request guidelines by email.
Pay: $.15-$.20/word

Zamoof!
http://www.zamoofmag.com/writer_guidelines.html
$.20 a word

Hopscotch Magazine 
$.05 per word – $10 per poem or puzzle 
Submission Guidelines
Boys’ Quest Magazine
$.05 per word – $10 per poem or puzzle 
Submission Guidelines
Fun For Kidz Magazine
$.05 per word – $10 per poem or puzzle 
Submission Guidelines
Download current open theme list (PDF) Fun For Kidz, Boys’ Quest and Hopscotch

Cobblestone Publishing Group Magazines

$.20 – $.25 a word

APPLESEEDS – general history and cultures (for ages 6-9) http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_app.html
CALLIOPE – world history (for ages 9-14) http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_cal.html
COBBLESTONE – American history (for ages 9-14) http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_cob.html
DIG – archeology (for ages 9-14) http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_dig.html
FACES – world cultures and geography (for ages 9-14) http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_fac.html
ODYSSEY – science (for ages 9-14)

http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_ody.html

Illustrators’ Guidelines http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_illustration.html

Cobblestone Publishing magazines select articles by detailed query letter.

Cricket Magazine Group Literary Magazines

$.20 – $.25 a word

BABYBUG – for babies and toddlers http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_bbb.html
LADYBUG – for ages 2-6 http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_lyb.html
SPIDER – for ages 6-9 http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_Sdr.html
CRICKET – for ages 9-14 http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_ckt.html
CICADA – for ages 14 and up http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_cic.html

Our “bug magazines” accept unsolicited manuscripts. (There is currently, however, a moratorium on submissions for CICADA.)

Cricket Magazine Group Nonfiction Magazines

$.20 – $.25 a word

CLICK – opening windows for young minds (for ages 3-6) http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_clk.html
ASK – arts and sciences for kids (for ages 6-9) http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_ask.html
MUSE – the magazine of life, the universe, and pie throwing (for ages 9 and up) http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides_mus.html

Good luck,

Kathy

PS: Mary Nida Smith passed this along for more magazine titles – http://www.kidmagwriters.com


Responses

  1. Thanks again Kathy. Also, check out, Kids Magazine Writers website http://www.kidmagwriters.com

    • Mary,

      Thanks for pointing this site out to me. She has a good list of magazines. I’ll add it to the bottom of my blog.

      Kathy

    • Mary,

      I went to your blog and wanted to leave you a message, but it would only accept the message if I was a blogspot user or had a Google e-mail, so I couldn’t leave a comment. You have a link that doesn’t work. You have http://thebloodredpencil.blogspot.com/ but it doesn’t take you any where. It sounded interesting. Let me know if you get it to work. You really should let people who have WordPress leave comments. I bet you lose a bunch of comments, due to not making it easy for them. Enjoyed your blog.

      Kathy

      • Thanks Kathy. I’ll do what I can to correct the problems and get back to you.
        Mary Nida

      • Kathy, hopefully I corrected the problems. Please, let me know if there is still a problem. Again, thanks a million. Mary Nida

      • Mary,

        It works fine, now. I will try leaving you a comment tomorrow. Time got away from me today. But it sound like you corrected that, too. Very Good!

        Kathy

  2. Thought you might like to know, I have a short personal piece in the upcoming Women Hunter magazine. :)

    • Yousei,

      That is wonderful – Congratulations! Are you a hunter?

      Kathy

      • Kathy,
        Thank you. Yes, I hunt. My husband is the true hunter. But I enjoy hearing about his stories and experiences. Every once in a while he can drag me out in the woods. We’ve hunted squirrel (which is what my article is about) and turkey together. I’m out of shape for his kind of hunting though. He’s 6’5″ and keeps up quite a pace over hills and down gulleys. Whew. I’m only 5’2″ and considerably slower. My favorite shooting sport is skeet. If you’re curious, I can email a rough copy of the article to you.

      • Yousei,

        Sure, I’d love to see your article. You sound like you lead an interesting life.

        Kathy

  3. Again, a big “Thank you!”, Kathy :) You’re one Energizer Bunny! ;)
    Donna

    • Donna,

      I’ll have to e-mail you where this enegizer bunny was this week.

      Kathy

  4. So helpful! Thank you and much appreciated!

    All the best to the best,
    Crave Cravak

  5. Thank you for such a useful list


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