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Guardian Angel for Kids Writers and Illustrator Guidelines - 2012

DESCRIPTION: A children's Ezine. It expands the Guardian Angel Publishing (book publisher) mission and is designed for healthy and safe entertainment for children.

Audience: 2-12 years; Parents, Teachers, Librarians

Frequency: Monthly

Web: http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com

Theme: We will only accept material appropriate for the monthly theme.

January Siblings November 1, 2011 - CLOSED
February Math Concepts December 1, 2011 - CLOSED
March The Human Body February 1, 2012 - CLOSED
April Save Our Forests March 1, 2012 - CLOSED
May Proud to be American/ Military Families April 1, 2012 - CLOSED
June Growing Up April 1, 2012 - CLOSED
July Adoption May 1, 2012 - CLOSED
August Fun with Music June 1, 2012 - CLOSED
September Weather July 1, 2012 - CLOSED
October Historical Fiction August 1, 2012 - CLOSED
November Volunteerism/Spirit of Service September 1, 2012 - CLOSED
December Courage October 1, 2012 - CLOSED

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.


Please mark the subject line with submission title, the month submitted for, and your name. Please treat your email submission like a snail mail 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.

PayPal account required. Please provide your PayPal email address within your email submission. Please note Guardian Angel Kids absorbs any fees associated with payment transaction from Guardian Angel Kids to accepted contributor.

One submission per email regardless if for the same issue. No more than three 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: Donna McDine at submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com. 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. 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 and/or be re-titled.  

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

YOUNG MUSES/CHILDREN SUBMISSIONS: Guardian Angel Kids is pleased to announce we are now accepting submissions from children up to 12. 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.

articles: 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.

Illustrators may send us hard copies of their work (no originals) to:

Donna McDine


Guardian Angel Kids Ezine

334 Washington Street

Tappan, NY 10983

UPDATED: Payment: 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 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. All payments will be made within 30 days of the issue month. Please be patient.

All payments will be made within 30 days of the issue month. Please be patient.

Terms: We purchase all rights. We do not use previously published material.

Printable Guardian Angel Kids Submission Guidelines 2012 PDF

Guardian Angel Kids Ezine Submission Guidelines ~ Updated: September 1, 2012

2011-12 Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved, includes ownership and copyrights of any material contributed.  No unauthorized usage of any published material within the Guardian Angel Kids website - unless permission is first granted by copyright owner of said material.

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