These guidelines aren't posted on the Kids' Pages website so they sent them to us at WritersWeekly.com.
Kids' Pages Magazine is printed eight times throughout the school year and
is unique because it is read and enjoyed by both parents
Submissions from free-lance writers are welcome. We emphasize stories with
a local focus and prefer to work with local established
writers. We occasionally use reprints of articles from publications
outside our region.
Query at least 3 months in advance and expect us to take at least 4 weeks
to respond. Query holiday-based articles 4 months in
We usually run several feature articles on wide range of family related
topics. Features require thorough research, knowledge of our
audience and concise interviewing and writing skills. We ask writers to
use the best experts on a subject--national and local. We
prefer articles that are positive and upbeat with local relevancy. Word
counts for articles vary from 500 to 2,000 words. If you
wish to query the editor, please include a story premise or outline and a
writing sample. It is our goal to respond to all queries;
however, due to the volume that we receive, this may not be possible.
We love to do local sidebars to articles. For example, if we get an
article on great camping advice, we do a sidebar on where to
camp locally, the costs and kids; programs. The articles can't be
self-serving, we don't print infomercials.
Articles should be e-mailed, preferably as a MS Word or RTF document.
Manuscripts should include the author's name, address, e-mail
and daytime phone number on the first page of the story. Include the word
count with the article. The editor has unrestricted
editing rights. If major revisions are needed, you will be contacted.
Accompanying photographs, especially electronic art, are welcome.
If prefer to submit the full article on speculation, that is fine, but
there is no guarantee of publication.
Query at least 3 months in advance for timely material and expect us to
take at least 4 weeks to respond. Query holiday-based
articles 4 months in advance.
Ten cents per word.
We usually buy one-time print rights with exclusivity within Colorado. We
also purchase the electronic rights and may place material
on our Web site. Reprints of articles from publications outside our region
are also considered. Writers are free to sell their work
after we publish it.
For commissioned material, typically we pay 10 percent of the manuscript
fee. There is no kill fee for first-time submissions, even
E-mail all queries and articles to editor - at - kidspages.org.
Kids' Pages Magazine, P.O. Box 745216, Arvada, CO 80006. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Website http://www.kidspages.org
. Ellen Blair, Editor.