Children’s Magazine List

This is a list of children’s magazines for writers who wish to try to break into children’s publishing. For the most part, this list does not include magazines that publish fewer than five freelance articles per year. It also does not include Christian or Canadian magazines, but it does include numerous classroom magazines. Many of these magazines also accept poetry, recipes, crafts, and so forth. See their guidelines for specific details. What follows is a breakdown of just fiction and nonfiction.

 AIM: Intercultural magazine. Fiction and nonfiction: No more than 4000 words. Focus is to fight racism and promote intercultural awareness and respect.

AMERICAN CHEERLEADER: Cheerleading-related. Includes teams, fitness, competitions, trends, etc. Authors should have some background in cheerleading. Articles: 1000 words.

AMERICAN GIRL: Girls 8-12. Focus is to build confidence and self-esteem. Fiction: 500-1000 words. **Not currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts or queries.

APPLESEEDS: Ages 6 and up, focus on 3rd and 4th grade. Multidisciplinary, nonfiction social studies. Theme-oriented. See guidelines for upcoming themes. Articles should be scientific and/or historical research-oriented. Feature articles, nonfiction, interviews, etc: 1-4 pages. Articles must be proposed first.

ASK: Ages 6-9. Nonfiction magazine with a focus on science and the world. Each edition centers around a specific theme. Focus on engaging nonfiction, not dry text. Humor, unusual questions. and unexpected connections are encouraged. All articles are commissioned. Query first with resume and writing samples. Feature articles:  900-1600 words. Humor pieces: 200-400 words.

BABAGANEWZ : Jewish middle school students and their teachers. Ezine. Focus is creative ways to explore Jewish traditions and issues. Guidelines available by email request at Word lengths of articles vary.

BABYBUG:  Ages 6 months – 3 years. Stories: Simple and concrete. Four to six sentences. Nonfiction: Very basic words and concepts. Ten words maximum.

BASEBALL YOUTH: Ages 7-13. Covers both youth and major league baseball. Articles: Word length varies. Artwork increases chances of acceptance. Contact  for submission guidelines.

BERRY BLUE HAIKU: Targeted to kids, but also parents and teachers interested in Haikus. Accepts email submissions to .

BEYOND CENTAURI: Ages 10 and up. Science fiction and fantasy. Fiction: 2500 words or fewer. Nonfiction: 1500 words or fewer.

BLAZE MAGAZINE: Ages 8-14. Focus is on horse-related entertainment and education.

BOYS’ LIFE:  General interest published by the Boy Scouts of America. Nonfiction: 500-1500 words. Most are commissioned. Fiction: By assignment only.

BOYS QUEST: Boys ages 6-13, with emphasis on ages 8-10. Seeking “lively writing, mostly from a 10-year-old’s point of view.” Fiction and Nonfiction: Ideally around 500 words. Nonfiction with clear photos are more likely to be accepted.

BRASS: Young adults. Focus is on making money matters interesting and relevant to young adults. Prefers contributors from 16-29 years old. You must register with Brass to get information on submitting.

BUMPLES: Ages 4-10. Interactive online magazine. Focus on illustrated fiction about children and animals in mysteries, sports, poems, and adventures. Fiction: ages 4-7 up to 800 words. 8-12 up to 2000 words.

CALLIOPE:  Ages 9-14. Focus is world history. Editions are theme-related. Feature Articles: 700-800 words. Supplemental nonfiction: 300-600 words. Fiction: 800 words. Query first.

ChemMatters: Grades 9-12. Aims to demystify everyday chemistry. Published by the American Chemical Society. Focus on health, materials, and the environment. Articles: 1300-2000 words.

CICADA: Ages 14 and up. Literary magazine. Fiction/Articles. Up to 5000 words. Protagonist should be 14 years old or older. Novellas: Up to 15,000 words. Nonfiction should be first person experiences that are interesting to teenagers. Submissions accepted from ages 14-23 for the Expressions section.

CLICK: Ages 3-6. Focus is introducing children to topics on science, nature, arts, math, and history. Each edition is theme-based. See submission guidelines for list. Nonfiction: 200 – 400 words. Fiction: 600- 1000 words.

COBBLESTONE: Ages 9-14. Focus on American History. Each edition is theme-related. See submission guidelines for themes. Fiction: 700 – 800 words. Supplemental nonfiction: 300-600 words.

CRICKET: Ages 9-14. Focus on high-quality literary material. Nonfiction: 200- 2000 words. Fiction: 200-1500 words.

CURRENT HEALTH KIDS: Grades 4-7. Focus is general health issues of interest to middle-grade students. See editorial calendar on website. Email Articles: 600-850 words.

CURRENT HEALTH TEENS: Grades 7-12. Focus is general health issues of interest to tween and teens. See editorial calendar on website. Articles: 700-1000 words.

DIG: Ages 9-14. Focus on archaeology. Query first. Fiction: Up to 800 words. Nonfiction: Up to 800 words.

DIMENSIONS: Ages 14-18. Focus is on international group of marketing students and preparing them for the business world.

DISCOVERY GIRLS: Ages teen and tween. Magazine for girls by girls.

DRAMATICS: High School age theatre magazine. Focus on any area in performing arts, particularly innovations in theatre. Also publish plays. Fiction: 800- 4000.

ECO-KIDS MAGAZINE: Focus is on a green and eco-conscious community. Seasonally themes articles and profiles of healthy and environmentally conscious youth. Articles: Word length varies. Query or send complete manuscript.

ESPNHS: Dedicated to high school sports. They publish both a boy’s and a girl’s version. For more information, contact for the boy’s version and for the girl’s version.

FACES: Ages 9-14. World cultures magazine. Each edition is theme-based. See submission guidelines. Feature articles: 800 words. Supplemental nonfiction: 300-600 words. Fiction: 800 words.

FUN FOR KIDZ: Ages 6-13, with emphasis on ages 8-10. Each issue has a specific theme. See guidelines for theme list. Fiction and Nonfiction: 500 words or fewer. Focus is on activities and promoting positive values. Articles with photos are more likely to be accepted.

GIRLS’ LIFE: Girls ages 10-15 years. Focus is guidance and support on everyday issues for girls. Articles: 1200-1500 words. Fiction: 3000 words.

GIRLWORKS: The “magazine for smart girls” aged 11-15 years. Focus on all issues facing girls. Articles: 400-800 words.

GO MAGAZINE: Online magazine for young adults interested in careers in transportation. Covers transportation infrastructure and people. Articles/blogs: 300-800 words. Fiction: Length varies.

GUARDIAN ANGEL KIDS: Interactive ezine. Focus on health and safety. See website for upcoming themes. Emailed submissions only. Articles: up to 500 words. Fiction: Up to 500 words.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN: Up to age 12. Seeking an engaging plot, strong characters, specific setting and lively language. General interest fiction magazine. Fiction for ages 3-7: 500 words or fewer. 8-12: 800 words or fewer. Nonfiction: 800 words or fewer, 500 for younger readers.

HIGHLIGHTS HELLO: Infant – 2 years and their caregivers. Simple, age appropriate stories.

HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE: Ages 2-6. Fiction: Word length varies.

HOPSCOTCH:  Girls ages 6-13, with emphasis on ages 8-10. Each issue has a specific theme. See guidelines for theme list. Seeking “lively writing from a girl’s point of view”. Nonfiction: Around 500 words. Fiction: No more than 1000. Nonfiction with clear photos are more likely to be accepted.

HUMPTY DUMPTY – Ages 5 -7. Fiction: 450 words or fewer. Currently accepting mini-stories of 70-125 words. Focus on kindness, fun, and humor. Nonfiction: 700 words or fewer. Nonfiction focus on science, nature, and how-to.

IMAGINATION CAFÉ: Fiction: 1000 words. Nonfiction: Careers, celebrities, and more. Nonpaid.

INTERNATIONAL GYMNAST: Preteen and teen gymnasts. Articles: 1000-25000 words. Fiction: Up to 1500 words.

JACK AND JILL – Ages 6-12. Fiction: 600-800 words. Health, fitness, positive living. Nonfiction: 700 words or fewer. Esp interested in Q + A with kids doing unusual things.

JAKES COUNTRY: Teaches youth and teens about conservation and hunting. Published by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Articles: 500-1000 words.

JUNIOR BASEBALL: Ages 7-17 years, parents, coaches. Focus on all aspects of youth baseball. Articles: 750-1500 words.

JUNIOR SHOOTERS: Ages 8-adult. Focus on all aspects of shooting. Articles: Word lengths vary.

JUSTINE: Teenage girls. Focus is on “young voice without patronizing”. Articles: Word length varies.

KIDS’ STORYTELLING CLUB: Ages 5-12 years. Storytelling activities, crafts, telling tips, and creative story ideas for elementary and junior high students. Articles” Word lengths vary. Email

KIKI: Girls ages 8 and up. Accepts both child and adult submissions. Focus on girls becoming confident women.

KNOWONDER: Ages 0-12. Aim is promoting literacy. Almost exclusively fiction. Focus on adventure and fun. Imagination is encouraged – not interested in boring daily life. Imagery and action are key. Fiction: 500-2000 words.

M.L.T.S. Most Likely To Succeed. Focus is on young college women who want to start their careers while still in school. Fashion, beauty, fitness, entertainment, careers, and more. Email  Articles: Word lengths vary.

MUSE: Ages 9-14 years. Aim is to get kids interested in a wide range of topics, including science, technology, history, culture, and the arts. Articles: 2500 words.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS: Ages 6-14 years. Focus is that learning is fun. Articles: Word length varies.

NEW MOON: Girls ages 8 and up. Focus on empowering girls and women. All material should focus on girls and women. A large percentage of material is submitted by girls. Adult work is accepted for “herstory” (600 words), Women’s Work (careers, 600 words), Last Words, and Fiction (900 – 1600 words).

ODYSSEY: Ages 9-14. Focus is on science, math, and technology. Fiction: 1000 words. Articles: 750-950 words. See guidelines for upcoming themes.

ONE TEEN STORY: Ages 14 and up. Literary magazine for teenagers.

PLAYS: Ages 6-17. Subtitle is The Drama Magazine for Young People. Seeking wholesome, secular, one-act plays.

TURTLE: Ages 3-5. Fiction: 350 words or fewer. Nonfiction: 250 words or less. Reinforce counting, measuring, reading, nature, science, simple science experiments.

RAINBOW RUMPUS: Ages 4-18. Focus on children and teens with LGBT connections, such as parents or other family members who are LGBT. Stories should be from the point of view of children of LGBT parents. Do not focus on bullying, teasing etc. Transgender, multicultural stories are especially encouraged. Stories for ages 4-12: 800-2500 words. Ages 13-18: Up to 5000 words.

RANGER RICK: Ages 7-14 years. Focus is education about animals and nature. All material is assigned. Send resume and clips only. Very few freelance submissions are published.

READ: Grades 6-10. Themed issues featuring classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction. All work is assigned. Send resume and clips only. Articles: 1000-2000 words.

RECREATIONAL CHEERLEADING MAGAZINE: Young cheerleaders, coaches, parents. Email Valerie@recsportsmedia.

ROBIN AGE: Ages 6-15 years. English-language newspaper published in India. Focus is understanding current events and share a love of learning. Email

SCHOLASTIC CHOICES: Ages 12-18. Advice to teens about challenges in their lives. See editorial calendar. Articles: 500-1000 words.

SCHOLASTIC DYNAMATH: Grades 3-6.  Focus is on making math fun. Articles: 600 words.

SCHOLASTIC MATH: Grades 6-9. Focus is making learning math fun for middle and high school students. Articles: 600 words.

SCHOLASTIC SCOPE: Ages 12-18 years. Focus is high-interest material that grabs attention while building vocabulary, writing, and reading skills. Articles: 1000 words.

SCIENCE WEEKLY:    Grades K-6. Develops and reinforces reading, writing, math, and critical thinking through interactive science content. All work is assigned to writers in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.

SCIENCE WORLD: Grades 6-10. Focus is on science from around the world. All articles assigned.

SPIGOT SCIENCE FOR KIDS: Grades 5-8. Ezine for upper elementary and middle school science classes. Written at a fifth and sixth grade level. Email Articles: 300-400 words. .

SUPERSCIENCE: Grades 3-6. Focus is on all aspects of science and how they figure into our daily lives. Articles: 100-600 words.

SEVENTEEN: Ages 12-19 years. Articles: 650-3000 words. Fiction: 1000-3000 words.

SHAMELESS: Teen girls and transgender youth in Canada. Email

SIMPLY YOU MAGAZINE: Mostly teens, some material for 20s and 30s. Articles: Word lengths vary. Fiction: Word lengths vary.

SKIPPING STONES: Ages 7-17. Nonprofit literary and multicultural magazine. Articles: Up to 1000 words. Fiction: Up to 1000 words.

SLAP: Young adult. Online magazine dedicated the sport of skateboarding. Email Articles: Word length varies.

SPACEPORTS & SPIDERSILK: Ages 8-17 to adults. Focus is science and the environment. Articles: up to 800 words. Fiction: Up to 3000 words.

SPIDER: Ages 6-9. Literary and activity magazine. Fiction: 300-1000 words. Nonfiction: 300-800 words.  

STORIES FOR CHILDREN MAGAZINE: Ages 3-12 years. Focus is strengthening children’s interest in reading and academics. Articles and Fiction: ages 3-6, 150-400 words. Ages 7-9, 400-800 words. Ages 10-12, 500-1200 words.

TEEN VOGUE: Teen girls. Focus is fashion, beauty, and health.

THRASHER: Boys 12-20. Focus is skateboards and snowboards. Articles: Up to 1500 words.

TURTLE: Ages 3-5. Fiction: 350 words or fewer. Nonfiction: 250 words or less. Reinforce counting, measuring, reading, nature, science, simple science experiments.

TWIST: Teens. Focus is celebrity news and profiles. Articles: Word length varies.

YARN: For anyone who enjoys young adult literature. Articles: Up to 3000 words. Fiction: Up to 6000 words.

YOUNG BUCKS OUTDOORS: Ages 7-13 years. Focus is kids who enjoy hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. Articles: Up to 400 words.

YOUNG RIDER: Ages 6-14 years. Focus is riding and horse care. Articles: 800-1000 words. Fiction: 800-1000 words.