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

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

MONTHLY THEMES AND DEADLINES 2019

January------ TAKE A SEAT -----December 3 2018
February----- GENEROSITY -----January 3 2019
March----- SADDLE UP! -----February 3 2019
April----- CHALLENGES-----March 3 2019
May------ LIVING IN A FISHBOWL -----April 3 2019
June----- I AM ME -----May 3 2019
July----- SCENT SENSE -----June 3 2019
August----- CONSERVATION FOR KIDS -----July 3 2019
September----- SUPER HERO -----August 3 2019
October----- TRAINS, TRACKS, AND TRAVELERS -----September 3 2019
November----- GAK SAYS LET'S EXPLORE OREGON TRAILS -----October 3 2019
December----- THE BEAUTY OF THE HOLIDAY -----November 3 2019


EXPLANATION OF THEMES
January------ TAKE A SEAT
Time out, Potty, wheel chair, arm chair and other stories about chairs.

February----- GENEROSITY
Giving to others even if it means giving up something important to you. How do we do this?

March----- SADDLE UP!
It isn’t all fun, there’s work and other things to do with horses.

April----- CHALLENGES
I can’t sleep! I can’t wink, I can’t do this that or it! But, oh yes you can.

May------ LIVING IN A FISHBOWL
It’s a place or situation where everyone can see and or hear you. Or you could live in a glass house. Or you could be famous, and you have no privacy. A teachable moment would be a way to learn how to be in a group conversation or learning social skills.

June----- I AM ME
God created billions of us yet gave everyone their own look, strengths, personality and talents. Stories about kids finding themselves and how we can help them.

July----- SCENT SENSE
Scents are all around us. Some pleasant and some not sgood. How did the smell get there? And what is the kid in your story going to do about it?

August----- CONSERVATION FOR KIDS
The protection of things found in nature. Submissions should help kids understand the need for conserving our natural resources and the impact it makes on humans. Endangered animals, water, nonpolitical please.

September----- SUPER HERO
Whether your hero is Medieval, Biblical, comic book, or that special someone who came to your rescue, or someone you hold in high esteem. We all have at least one in our life. (No sports figures, please.)

October----- TRAINS, TRACKS, AND TRAVELERS
What do we need to know about this important means of transport? It carries humans, cargo, and maybe a few stow always. Has the character in your story had an adventure on a train?

November----- GAK SAYS LET'S EXPLORE OREGON TRAILS
The land full of wild life, old volcanoes, rivers and forests, mountains, waterfalls, high desert, and more.

December----- THE BEAUTY OF THE HOLIDAY
So many images appear in my head – the decorations, the weather outside, family relationships. Who doesn’t like the holidays? Maybe not Scrooge.

Download printable PDF of Guardian Angel Kids 2019 Submission 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.
BY SUBMITTING TO US YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TERMS OF GUARDIAN ANGEL KIDS BUYING ALL RIGHTS TO YOUR WORK AND IT MAY ONLY BE USED BY US. WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR SUBMISSION PAYMENT THE TERMS ARE COMPLETE.
PLEASE BE AWARE THERE WILL BE NO CONTRACT FOR YOU TO SIGN.

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 SINCE 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! Stories, articles and poems 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.
EDITS: 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- fiction stories no.

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. We will NOT pay for you to transfer money to your own account or pay for checks! Visit and setup your account today at http://www.paypal.com For kid submissions, we will 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 will 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-One illustration/picture per article/story. Payment amount to illustrators remains at the discretion of the art editors. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot pay industry standard. Artwork is not automatically accepted and may be rejected. Do not submit unless this is acceptable. 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!

HEARING FROM US: You will recieve an automated response that tells you that we received your submission. Submissions are NOT selected for publication until the week or a few days before the magazine is actually published so do NOT expect confirmation of publication until then.

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.

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

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

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