January/February----- It’s All in Your Head-----December 2016
March/April----- Feathers-----January 2017
May/June----- Bubbles -----March 2017
July/August----- First Responders ----- May 2017
September/October----- Day Dreams----- July 2017
November/December----- What If?----- August 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
No queries. NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS.
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- 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.comFor 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-1 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. 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.
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 email@example.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.