Fun For Kidz Submission Guidelines
A Word at the Outset
Every Fun For Kidz contributor must remember we publish only six issues a year, which means our editorial needs are extremely limited.
It is obvious that we must reject far more contributions than we accept, no matter how outstanding they may seem to you or to us.
With that said, we would point out that Fun For Kidz is a magazine created for boys and girls from 6 to 13 years, with youngsters 8, 9, and 10 the specific target age. The magazine is designed as an activity publication to be enjoyed by both boys and girls on the alternate months of Hopscotch and Boys' Quest magazines.
Our point of view is that every child deserves the right to be a child for a number of years before he or she becomes a young adult.
As a result, Fun For Kidz publishes articles and activities that deal with timeless topics, such as pets, nature, hobbies, science, games, sports, careers, simple cooking, and anything else likely to interest a child. Each issue revolves around a theme.
We are looking for lively writing that involves an activity that is both wholesome and unusual. The Ideal length of a FUN FOR KIDZ nonfiction piece is 350-375 words for a one-page magazine article or 700-750 words for a two-page magazine article. Articles that are accompanied by good photos are far more likely to be accepted than those that need illustrations.
We will entertain simultaneous submissions as long as that fact is noted on the manuscript. Submissions should be double-spaced.
We pay a minimum of five cents a word for both fiction and nonfiction, with additional payment given if the piece is accompanied by appropriate photos or art. We pay a minimum of $10 per poem or puzzle, with variable rates offered for games, carpentry projects, etc.
Fun For Kidz buys first American serial rights and pays upon publication. It welcomes the contributions of both published and unpublished writers. We reserve the right to publish all material from the magazine on our website as a sample of the magazine. This is for display only on a limited time basis. Contributors will be compensated whenever their work is published to generate revenue and not strictly for exposure.
Sample copies can be purchased for $6.00 within the US, $9.00 for Canada and $12.25 for all other countries. All payment must be in US funds. A complimentary copy will be sent to each writer who has contributed to a given issue.
Nonfiction submissions should be accompanied by sharp, high-resolution photos (at least 950 pixels wide, at least 260 dpi) that support the article. It is better to submit several photos rather than just one or two. Photos should be in color. Payment is $5 per photo.
Most art will be by assignment, in support of features used. We are anxious to find artists capable of illustrating stories and features. We welcome copies of sample work, which will remain on file. Our inside art is pen and ink. We pay $35 for a full page and $25 for a partial page.
There's One More Thing
Fun For Kidz is a fairly new publication. It is the companion to Boys' Quest, and Hopscotch. Like Hopscotch and Boys' Quest, the issues each revolve around a theme. We often choose new themes as the result of a submission on a topic we haven't covered. We work far into the future. If you don't receive a quick response on your submission, we are holding it and giving it serious consideration. We strive to treat all of our contributors and their work with respect and fairness.
We are no longer accepting submissions by e-mail. Please mail submissions to:
Fun For Kidz MagazinesWhen we review manuscripts, we automatically consider them for any of our three magazines, so it is not necessary for you to submit the same manuscripts more than once. All submissions need the following to be considered for publication:
PO Box 227 Bluffton, OH 45817
- Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) for acceptance/rejection letter
- Contact info including e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address
- Notation of which upcoming theme your content should be considered for