Why Write for Periodicals?

Last week I posted the submission guidelines to 6 magazines. I do this on a regular basis. Why? Because writing for periodicals is one of the best ways to hone your writing skills.

Today’s guest, multi-published author Ava Pennington, has a great deal of expertise in this area and is here today to discuss 6 reasons why you should write for periodicals.

Why Write for Periodicals?

By Ava Pennington [Read more…]

6 Teen and Young Adult Magazines Accepting Submissions

It’s Monday marketing, so here are 6 magazines whose audiences are either teen or young adults. Review several back issues of the magazine and get to know its content and style before you submit.

Consider reading my article “How to Analyze a Magazine” before you spend time getting to know any of these publications. This info will help you know what to look for as you review magazines for possible submission.

Read and follow the guidelines, and please also note that some of these magazines do not accept email submissions, but have their own online submission forms. [Read more…]

5 Magazines Accepting Submissions

Writing and submitting to magazines is a good way to hone your writing skills before you venture into the book world.

That doesn’t mean you can’t be writing your book at the same time. It means you’re getting better at your craft and learning how the publishing world works before you venture into the deep end of the pool.

Here are 5 magazine accepting submissions. As always, spend time getting to know the magazine and then read and follow the guidelines thoroughly.

Proceedings magazine, a publication of the US Naval Institute, http://www.usni.org/magazines/author-guidelines

Symphony, the quarterly magazine of the League of American Orchestras, http://www.americanorchestras.org/symphony-magazine/about-symphony/submission-guidelines.html

Bird Watchers Digest, http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/about/about-our-company/submissions/writers.php    accepts photographs too, http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/about/about-our-company/submissions/photographers.php

Alive Now, a devotional magazine of Upper Room, http://alivenow.upperroom.org/writers/

Alternatives Journal, Canada’s Environmental Voice, for Canadian writers only, http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/contributor-guidelines-article

Related post:
How to Analyze a Magazine

*Inclusion here does not constitute endorsement.

5 Magazines Accepting Submissions from Kids

submissions from kids

Encourage your children’s creativity.

Writing isn’t just for adults.

To encourage your children in their writing and creative endeavors, here are 5 magazines that accept submissions from kids. Some accept both writing and art.

As always, spend time getting to know the magazine and then read and follow the guidelines thoroughly. Please be aware several of these magazines require submission via the postal system rather than online.

Highlights for Children https://www.highlightskids.com/send-us-your-creative-work

Creative Kids accepts submissions from kids ages 8-16. http://www.ckmagazine.org/submissions/

Amazing Kids Magazine accepts submissions from kids age 5-18. http://mag.amazing-kids.org/get-involved/write-for-us/

Canvas is seeking writers ages 13-18, http://canvasliteraryjournal.com/submit/ They also accept art submissions http://canvasliteraryjournal.com/submit-your-art/

Stone Soup is a magazine of writing and art by kids ages 13 and younger. http://www.stonesoup.com/stone-soup-contributor-guideline/

You may also want to check out your local newspapers to see if they have kids sections you can submit to.

Make Your Submission a Homeschool Project

This makes a great project for homeschoolers. Many of these magazines can be found at the library, where your children can read and study the magazine’s articles, activities, and style. Then they can craft their story (or art) and submit.

Do you know anyone who homeschools? Be sure to share this post with them.

Related articles:
How to Analyze a Magazine

7 Magazines Accepting Freelance Submissions

keyboardIt’s marketing Monday and in case you don’t know the drill, be sure to first analyze the magazine you are considering submitting to, and then follow their writer’s guidelines to the letter.

YES! Magazine documents how people are creating a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. http://www.yesmagazine.org/about/writers-guidelines

Going Bonkers is a self-help magazine that is educational, entertaining and motivational. http://www.gbonkers.com/writer_guidelines.htm

The Bark, which is enjoyed by 250,000 readers, is a magazine about life with dogs; we pay homage to the age-old relationship between our two species. http://thebark.com/content/submission-guidelines

SC magazine for IT security professionals, http://www.scmagazine.com/article-submission-information/section/3380/

Backwoods Home Magazine is a country- and self-reliance-oriented “how to” magazine that specializes in showing people how to build their own home, produce independent energy, grow their own food, and how to make a living without being tied to a city. http://www.backwoodshome.com/docs/writerguidelines.html

Today’s Christian Woman‘s mission is to encourage, equip, and inspire Christian women to live out their faith fearlessly in the grit of everyday life. http://www.todayschristianwoman.com/help/writers-guidelines/todays-christian-woman-writers-guidelines.html

One Story is looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone. https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=submit

Inclusion here does not constitute endorsement of periodical

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