Starsongs Magazine is a publication of Written World Communications
You are the future, and Starsongs wants to hear your voice. Our intention is to inspire and promote the creativity of youth. Starsongs is a general market magazine interested in work by writers, artists, and photographers ages 9-19. Please keep this age range in mind and focus your work to a PG rating level. We are open to fiction or non-fiction and “as told to” stories. We accept secular and light Christian content.
We are looking for short stories, essays, poetry, artwork, and photography that reflect your view of your life experiences. Relationships to family, friends, role models, thoughts about current events, situations that you as young people face today and how you solve your dilemma are some suggested topics.
Starsongs is a small publication with limited space. Therefore, short stories are restricted to 1500-2000 words, essays 250-500 words. Poetry should not exceed 60 lines per poem. Please use times New Roman or Courier New 12 pt font with 1” margins all around and double spacing. Poetry should be formatted in the way you would like to see it appear on the page. Submissions can be sent as an attachment or in the body of the email. Photography/artwork should be submitted as an attachment in jpeg format. All submissions must be original work. No PDF submissions please.
We are also interested in an adult guest columnist in every issue to discuss writing in a friendly, how to format for young people. If you like to mentor youth through writing, please contact me at email@example.com with “Starsongs Columnist” in the subject line.
Payment ranges between $5 – $25 per piece depending on length and type of submission.
We retain the right to edit written submissions for grammar, brevity, and clarity of language. We will send you the suggested changes prior to publication.
Please allow 8-12 weeks for notification. All submissions accepted by email.
These guidelines are subject to change and are current as of April 19, 2012.
Submissions should be addressed to Patti Shene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in our publication.