This month we are featuring many excellent opportunities for kids to
publish! We hope that you will encourage the young authors that you
know to take one last look at all the work that they did over the
summer and choose their strongest pieces to share with a larger
audience. It is time to revise, polish, submit, and wait….
Entering writing contests and/or submitting work to journals and
magazines teaches kids all about the professional world of
publication. It motivates children to do final edits on a piece that
speaks to them and then send it out into the world with high hopes
that it will be published. If the poem or essay is not accepted at
the first place, they get to do what thousands of other writers do
every day: send it elsewhere!
Today we are highlighting Amazing Kids!, a non-for-profit, charitable
organization and an online magazine by and for kids. Amazing Kids!
features an online magazine, which gives children a place to see their
works published and be inspired by the works of others their age.
Check out their website, which includes a full range of literary
fun–poetry, essays, articles, interviews, and columns. Amazing Kids!
just published its 30th issue: Think BIG, Dream BIG! Read it online.
Kids and teens may send their art and writing to Amazing Kids! at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. They might just get published in the next
issue. FYI: The Fall 2009 Issue is To Space and Beyond: All about