Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 20, 2009

SPROUTS Magazine for Children’s Writers and Illustrators

Sprouts Magazine is a full color, high quality, 28 page hard-copy magazine focused on the Children’s book industry.  It is mailed out to your house or business three times a year and costs $24.00 for the three issues.  In addition to our regular subscribers, it gets mailed to over 50 industry professionals.  We have received many e-mails from editors and agents with their kudos for putting out a high-end professional magazine, which they look forward to reading from end to end.

We are always looking for articles and illustrations for publication.  As with any magazine, we do not use all submissions.  Feel free to contact us with any ideas for future articles.  Our contributors realize the importance of keeping your name in front of editors and agents and Sprouts helps you market yourself , while keeping you informed. 

Each issue has a centerfold, which we call our Illustrator’s Showcase.  This is a great place to show off your artwork. Twenty-four dollars a year is much less than you would spend mailing out postcards of your artwork to industry decision makers.  We hope you decide to subscribe and submit.


Editor-in-Chief:  Kathy Temean 
Executive Editor:  Anita Nolan
Copy Editor:  Laurie Wallmark
Art Director:  Leeza Hernandez

Subscription form:

Submission Guidelines:  E-mail first to check on needs.  Please put SPROUTS Submission in the title box.

Articles about or interviews with editors, agents, authors, illustrators – Please check if needed.Interviews should be approximately 800 words and should include a small headshot of the person being interviewed. It should be high-resolution JPEG.  A short bio of about 30 words about the author may be included, and is not included in the word counts mentioned above.

How-to articles – Check to see if there is interest in your idea.

Illustrators’ Showcase – Must be a subscriber – 300 dpi resolution.

Market News

Good News – Must be a subscriber or an SCBWI Member.

For Articles: Please submit an article proposal before sending an attachment. Once you have a response, submit your story and/or photos:

Articles typically run about 500 words for one page and approximately 800 words for a double-page spread. Please submit as a Word document in standard manuscript format, 12 point or larger TNR, double-spaced, one inch margins.

We do not do book reviews, unless it is a book on how to improve your writing.


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