Thank you for your interest in contributing to our family of award-winning children’s magazines! We seek to publish the finest quality writing and illustration for children of all ages. Our readers share an alert curiosity about the world around them and a delight in artistic expression. To learn more about submitting writing and art to our magazines, follow the links below.


We no longer accept hard copy submissions. Please submit online via Submittable. You can find guidelines and submission forms for BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, ASK, CRICKET, and CICADA on our Submittable page.


Literary Magazines

Illustrated poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction for ages 6 months – 18 years


Our literary magazines welcome submissions from writers of every level of experience. Please do not submit the same piece to multiple literary magazines. If a submission to one magazine is more appropriate for another, we will pass it on to that magazine’s editor.


Our literary magazines do not post theme lists.



Nonfiction Magazines

Science, technology, culture, social studies, and ideas for ages 3 and up

Our science, social studies, and discovery magazines seek writers with subject expertise. Those interested in writing for these magazines should submit a resume and several writing samples.



Writing and Art by Children and Young Adults

Children of all ages can submit stories, poetry, essays, and art to contests that run in our magazines.


Our magazines do not accept general submissions from children under the age of 14. Young adults ages 14 and up can submit writing, art, and comics to Cicada magazine.
Many magazines do publish student work. See listings at the Young Authors Guide.