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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The School Magazine submission guidelines


Deadline: ongoing

The School Magazine is open for submissions from writers, illustrators, comic serial creators and cartoonists.

The editors are seeking quality children’s literature for ages 7-12+. Submit stories, plays, articles, persuasive texts or poetry.

High quality stories, poems, plays, activities and non-fiction texts suitable for our readership are invited for all four levels. All material must have strong literary qualities.

  • Plays should be easy-to-stage scripts for large groups of students to perform, although plays for smaller casts are also welcome.
  • Scripts should have literary qualities in characterisation, language and plot.
  • Generally a maximum of 1500 words (fewer for younger readers).

  • The School Magazine endeavours to reply to submissions within 30 days. However, due to the quantity received, this means that the process can sometimes take some time.
  • We require non-exclusive, ongoing print and digital rights to this material, and that you agree to give The School Magazine first right to publish. Please note that you retain copyright. Your submission of a manuscript means that you accept these terms.
  • The School Magazine reserves the right to edit manuscripts according to house style and the needs of the magazine.
  • The School Magazine pays on publication. We pay a repeat fee at half price, if a piece is reused in a printed version of the magazine. Writers retain copyright of their work.
    • We pay $0.50c per word for fiction, articles and plays.
    • We pay for poetry: 1-12 lines is $55; 13-24 lines is $105; 25-40 lines is $170, and over 40 lines is $230.
  • We send two complimentary copies of the magazine to the authors of work in that magazine.
  • Our mission has always been to ensure fair and equitable access to quality literature for all primary school-aged children since 1916.

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