Ever wondered where you could sell your writing? Well, wonder no more! Here are some publications that buy stories from kids!
*Stone Soup, The Magazine by Young Writers and Artists (All writing published in this magazine are written by children 13 and younger.)
Contact: Gerry Mandel, Editor
P.O. Box 83
Santa Cruz, CA 95063-0083
Contact: Sara Lynne Hilton, Managing Editor
P.O. Box 7259
Grand Rapids, MI 49510
The May/June issue is written by kids each year!
*New Moon, The Magazine for Girls & Their Dreams
Contact: Deb Mylin, Managing Editor
P.O. Box 3620
Duluth, MN 55803-3620
Buys poetry, articles and essays from girls ages 8-14.
*Skipping Stones: A Multicultural Magazine
Contact: Ms. Michelle Lieberman, Asst. Editor
P.O. Box 3939
Eugene, OR 97403
Look for annual writing contest for children ages 7-17. June 20th is the deadline each year.
*To find more places to sell your work, buy the current copy of the “Writer’s Market Guide” which is jam-packed with places that publish various types of writing. )
Websites that will publish your work or at least help you on your way to publication…
*The Children’s Book Guild
*KidLit Poetry Gallery
Contest websites to point you toward year-round writing contests! Way cool! (Some even pay in cash prizes!!)
*Also, read the Life & Arts section of your local newspaper because often they will offer feature writing contests for kids. So, watch for them!
Books I recommend:
1. Journey through Heartsongs by Mattie J.T. Stepanek ISBN 0-7868-6942-9
2. One Day in the Life of Bubble Gum by fourth grade students of Mt. Horeb Intermediate Center in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin (Scholastic) ISBN 0-439-36886-3
3. The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published by Kathy Henderson (Writer's Digest Books) ISBN 1-58297-057-2
4. The Idea Catcher for Kids (F & W Publications) by Bill Zimmerman ISBN 1582970246
5. KIDS Rule the World by Susan A. Todd (EFG, Inc.) ISBN 1930500300
6. Writing Smarts: A Girl's Guide to Writing Great Poetry, Stories, School Reports, and More! (AmericanGirl Library) ISBN 1-58485-505-3
7. The Young Writer's Companion by Sarah Ellis (A Groundwood Book) ISBN 0-88899-411-7
8. Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Emma Kragen (W Publishing Group) ISBN 0849958733