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Children’s Market Opportunities

on September 12, 2014

Happy Friday! This week, I learned that two of my out of print stories/articles, “Who is Under the Bridge: The Fremont Troll” and “Tales from the Lighthouse” (a historical fiction story about the Point Wilson lighthouse in Port Townsend) will be part of Schoolwide Inc’s collection. Schoolwide Inc, is a subscription service for schools and I’m so thrilled to have those two pieces about Pacific NW history available to kids all over the country. You can learn more about Schoolwide Inc, here.  They are looking for articles and short stories so if you are interested, be sure to check out their submission guidelines here.

Now, a couple places to submit for the children’s market that might be of interest:

Timeless Tales Magazine
Timeless Tales Magazine has open submissions for Issue #3. The deadline is September 22.
“We are accepting short story retellings of the fairy tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”.  We encourage a wide variety of genres and while our audience isn’t specifically targeted at kids, we do accept YA stories and we only accept content with a PG-13 level or lower.” Pay rate is a flat rate of $15 per story accepted. Find all the submission details here.

Guide Magazine
“We very much need stories at present. Please consider writing that story you’ve been thinking about pulling together and zip it our direction! Please note that throughout the month of September, 2014, we are offering a $25 bonus for any story accepted that is 1000 words or above. Please include mention of the bonus when you submit your story.” This is truly an urgent need, and the Guide team thanks you for your consideration! All stories for Guide Magazine must be true and they do want Christian stories. Submission details here.

East of the Web is looking for short stories for children ages 5-12. East of the Web publishes the stories online, as well as making them available through their Short Story e-reader ap. They accept both new and previously published submissions and pay five cents a word, up to $200. The editors have not set a word length for stories, though they stress they want short stories, not book manuscripts. They’re open to all genres of stories for children. Find their guidelines here.

Also, just a reminder, if you live in the greater Seattle area and want to learn more about writing a picture book, be sure to register for my upcoming FREE Writing the Picture Book Class at the Seattle Public Library (University Branch). The class takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29. Details are here.



2 responses to “Children’s Market Opportunities

  1. K.L. Pickett says:

    Thanks again for more great information. I’ll be sending submissions to these sites!

  2. I’m glad the information is helpful! Best of luck on your submissions!

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