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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 2020

January 2020-
Sounds of Laughter _ What makes you laugh could be a great story line. Sounds of laughter could be chuckle, snicker, giggle, snort, har-d-har, tehee …. How do animals express laughter or joy? You get the idea.
February 2020
AFRICA
Tell stories about the large continent-wild animals, Stories about the large continent-wild animals.children, safari. Rituals that kids enjoy

March 2020
Allergies
Kids coping with their food allergies, prevention, emergency, sneezing.
April 2020
Make Believe journey
Make believe stories about traveling into another time. Finding new adventures or evil witches. Make sure the ending is happy.

May 2020
The Weird Bug Zoo What would you find in your strange, ugly, funny bug zoo?
June 2020
SAND -
Spiritually, sand is a symbol of comfort, time or money. Tell us Gritty tales of the shore, building sand castles, whats under the sand or on the sand. Where did it come from?

July 2020
CHANGE
Trying to cope with change can be hard on any one of any age. But it can be especially hard on children. Big life changes could include a move, divorce, starting school, or any significant change in daily routines.

August 2020
A WALK IN THE PARK
Things to do in a park, tales of fun and mischief, picnics, why we have parks.
September 2020
Royalty
Kings, queens, and royal families. Submissions can be funny or truths for children about medieval, or current holders of the crowns around the world.
October 2020
Feet
Kids and their feet, barefoot, special shoes, disabilities where feet become a true feat.
November 2020
Language - What did you say?
Learning a new language - Kids hearing a new language for the first time, cultural differences, traditions and how they handle the situation.
December 2020
Holiday Magic
Through fiction, poetry non fiction - Kids remembering the homeless or unfortunate, building gingerbread houses, Christmas caroling, or a special magical celebration.
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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 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.

Illustrations and Photography will be done in house. So no need to submit. Thanks anyway.

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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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