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In 2015, due to my husband’s health, I had to give up writing for almost two years to care for him. He is doing well and now I’m able to return to my writing, which I have greatly missed. So when an author’s copy of a magazine arrived today, I’m taking it as a good sign.

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SCBWI

Do you belong? It’s important that writers for children check out this organization, the leading one for writers like us. Editors like to know we belong too. Every year they update their publishing guide, one of the best there is.

https://www.scbwi.org/

It has been too long

Over a year since I last posted. Family concerns took me away from my writing, but I am called to write and so am back again and, hopefully, this time to stay. As always, I will try to bring my followers of this blog up to date with news about writing for children. I know I’ll be back in the “slush pile” as my former editors have left their posts and other magazines have closed. But I also know that if I work at it, I will once again be back in children’s books and magazines. It does take work, no doubt about it.

A big change in recent years is that we now submit a lot more online. Many publishers no longer accept manuscripts the “old way.”

Here is the link for submitting to the “bugs” or the Cricket Group.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit

If you have any special requests on information for writing for children, please email me at sramaley@cox.net

I also continue to be active in photography. This photo was just published in the Arizona Highways online magazine, in the issue on the Grand Canyon, and I shot this picture at the North Rim. Often my photos have appeared in children’s magazines, and I will post more about how to do that in the coming days.

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Fun for Kidz Magazine group

If you use Facebook, the Fun for Kidz group has its own page. There might be information you can use. Always remember, if you take photographs to support your story, you’ll stand a better chance of acceptance.

https://www.facebook.com/funforkidz?ref=notif&notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite

Fun for Kidz Magazines

There are three magazines in this group. Check the themes lists and see if you might like to write for one. With this group, good photos are often the deciding factor on whether or not your article will be accepted. I’ve written for them hundreds of times and have more articles and photos coming out in the future.

http://funforkidzmagazines.com/writers

You can also view previous issues. This gives you an excellent idea of the “feel” of a magazine. I think we learn a lot by reading previous issues of magazines and publishers we are thinking of submitting to.

http://funforkidzmagazines.com/?SID=5c0de12b98a68b86ff57b84c50b02bd0writers

Spirit Magazine

This is a magazine for Catholic high school kids. I’m not Catholic, but I know many of you might be and I want to give information that will be helpful to all children’s writers.

http://goodgroundpress.com/guidelines_for_writers.aspx

Blaze Magazine

Blaze Magazine is all about horses. I owned horses most of my life and miss them terribly. I have not submitted to this magazine, but if you are a horse person you might be interested. This information is coming from Evelyn Christensen again, who, I think, has the best information for children’s writers, and she offers this information freely. ¬†Blaze magazine is at the top of the page.

http://www.evelynchristensen.com/magsTidbits12-5.html

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