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

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

MONTHLY THEMES AND DEADLINES 2018

January------ TREES -----December 3 2017
February----- MUSEUMS -----January 3 2018
March----- DO YOU HAIKU -----February 3 2018
April----- FINDING TREASURES-----March 3 2018
May------ MEET ME IN SAINT LOUIS -----April 3 2018
June----- BY KID FOR KIDS -----May 3 2018
July----- FEATHERED FRIENDS -----June 3 2018
August----- HOT SUMMER NIGHTS -----July 3 2018
September----- ALL ABOUT GRAMMAR -----August 3 2018
October----- BOO-HOO BOO-BOO -----September 3 2018
November----- SKY VIEWS -----October 3 2018
December----- HOLIDAY TRADITIONS -----November 3 2018

EXPLANATION OF THEMES
January--TREES
Trees are vital. They give us oxygen, store carbon, steady the soil and give life to the world's wildlife. Whether it be a huge sequoia or small as a draft cypress, they give us with the materials we need for tools and housing.

February--MUSEUMS
Museums house collection of artifacts. Some historical, spooky, artsy. I’m sure you will get creative with this theme!

March--DO YOU HAIKU?
The word "Haiku" has two syllables: Hai-ku; "Haiku" is a centuries old traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. We are looking for stories or poetry for kids.

April--FINDING TREASURES
Fun, fond memories, or mysteries that unfold in a treasure hunt.

May-- MEET ME IN SAINT LOUIS
From its western banks along the Mississippi River to the Missouri River lapping on its northern edge St. Louis, Missouri is filled with history, fun, art, and the baseball Cardinals.

June--BY KIDS FOR KIDS
Sorry adults, this one is for kids. By kids, for kids. Ages 5-17 are welcome to submit but must have parental permission and have access to an adult PayPal account.

July--FEATHERED FRIENDS
These creatures with feathers and wings are not only fascinating to watch, but they serve the environment in so many ways. Some are beautiful some are scavengers. They all have a purpose.

August--HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
What do you do on a hot summer night? How do you keep cool? Or how do you spend those last days of summer before the school bell rings once again.

September--ALL ABOUT GRAMMAR
Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, hanging participles … all this can make your head spin into a good story for kids.

October--BOO-HOO BOO-BOO
A boo-boo is a minor injury like a scratch or bruise. Something that may only need a band aid.

November--SKY VIEWS
Lots of amazing beautiful places on this earth, but what happens when we look down on it all from the sky.

December--HOLIDAY TRADITION
Holiday tradition stories and poems.

Download printable Guardian Angel Kids 2018 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–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.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-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.

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.

2018-GAK-THEMES.pdf

 

ALL GAK SUBMISSIONS MUST BE EMAILED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS.

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

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

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