Guardian Angel Kids Online Magazine (ezine)
Writers and Illustrator Guidelines

Our themes also tie into the Guardian Angel Publishing books, so be sure to check out the many books published each year at http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com

MONTHLY THEMES AND DEADLINES 2016

January---DESSERTS--- December 5, 2015
February--- CREATIVE FARM ANIMALS--- December 5, 2015
March--- KIDS WITH CANCER ---January 1, 2016
April--- WATER WATER EVERYWHERE--- February 1, 2016
May--- DRAGONS ---March 1, 2016
June---THE GREAT BEYOND --- April 1, 2016 
July--- MAKING OUR WORLD BETTER---May 1, 2016
August PETS WITH DISABILITIES--- June 1, 2016
September--- ALL ABOUT MONKEYS--- July 1, 2016
October --- HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS --- August 1, 2016 
November--- HEAVENLY KIDS--- September 1, 2016
December---SEEING  EYEGLASSES--- October 1, 2016

Download printable Guardian Angel Kids 2016 Submission Guidelines and Themes PDF


SUBMISSION:
EMAIL ONLY PLEASE!
(Do NOT use the post office to submit. We will not read post office submissions.)
Please mark the email subject line with submission title, the month submitted for, and your name.

Please treat your email submission like a real mss submission, hook us with a great introduction paragraph including word count and follow with a brief paragraph on your background.
Please close with your contact information including email and snail mail address. AND INCLUDE YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL WE ONLY PAY WITH PAYPAL!

No more than two submissions per issue and please adhere to word count noted for each category.
Due to the volume of submissions received, we will no longer respond to submissions that are over the word count.

Send complete manuscript in the body of your e-mail to: MarySue Roberts at submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com
No queries. No attachments! If we receive an attachment that is not an illustration, we will not open it.
Response time within 2-3 weeks of monthly deadline.
We examine all submissions EXCEPT SNAIL MAILED SUBMISSIONS. Due to the volume of submissions received, we do not give individual feedback. We reserve the right to reject any submission without explanation. Please make note–pieces accepted for publication may receive minor edits for content, punctuation, grammar and/or be re-titled.  

IMPORTANT! THEME: Each issue has a theme. We will only accept material appropriate for the monthly theme. Your submissions could be edited for content, punctuation, and spelling.
If you do not wish to have your work edited, then please do not submit.

WE PREFER NON FIRST PERSON STORIES. POETRY IS OK FIRST PERSON, PRESENT TENSE.

UPDATED! Payment METHOD: The method of payment is PayPal. PayPal is easy to setup and is a safe/secure manner in which to receive payment. You will NOT incur a fee. If a fee is charged Guardian Angel Kids Ezine absorbs the fee. Visit and setup your account today at http://www.paypal.com For child submissions, we will gladly make check payments for submissions within the United States. Otherwise Please provide your correct and verified PayPal email address within your email submission. If you live outside the U.S. Paypal payments give you your currency value.

PAYMENT AMOUNTS: We pay .03 cents per word for articles and stories. Poems $10. Photos $3 each with an article. Original Artwork $5-25 per illustration. Payment amount to illustrators remains at the discretion of the art editors. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot pay industry standard. Do not submit unless this is okay with you. All payments will be paid bimonthly. Please be patient. 

PHOTOS: Please do not send copyrighted or licensed pictures from the internet to accompany your submission. We will not pay you for them and will have to remove them. Make sure they are freeware or you have taken the pictures, please!

STYLE- BACK ISSUES: Please visit http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/archives.html and become familiar with the style of the Guardian Angel Kids Ezine.

NEW! YOUNG MUSES/CHILDREN SUBMISSIONS: Guardian Angel Kids is pleased to announce we are now accepting submissions from children up to 14. Topics and guidelines are the same as adult submissions below, including payment.

Fiction: Up to 500 words. Picture stories: adventure, animal, humorous, multicultural, nature/environment, problem-solving, sports. Character driven stories that children will be able to relate to. Send complete manuscript in the body of your e-mail. No attachments! If we receive an attachment that is not an illustration, we will not open it.

articles or ACTIVITIES: Up to 500 words. Articles may include activities, animals, arts/crafts, concept, cooking, math, nature/environment, problem-solving, science.

Parent/Teacher articles: Up to 700 words. Articles on parenting, teaching, reading, writing, and relating to the mission of the Guardian Angel Kids website.

Poetry: Kid-oriented poetry. Poems must be well written with no forced rhyme and roll off the tongue.

Illustrators: Most art will be done by assignment in support of features used. GAK wishes to find artists capable of illustrating children's stories and welcomes copies of work, which will remain on file. Looking for illustrations capturing children at play, reading, involved with sports, creating, etc., nature, animals. Artwork may be submitted either hardcopy or as a .tif, .gif, .jpg or .bmp file, 1 MB or less. Email to submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com

Terms: We purchase all rights. We do not use previously published material and the accepted submissions after publication may not be recycled into any other format-- for sale or otherwise.

 

ALL GAK SUBMISSIONS MUST BE EMAILED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS.

NO SNAIL MAIL (U.S. POST OFFICE) SUBMISSIONS FOR GUARDIAN ANGEL KIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Emailing address:
submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com

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