Thank you for your interest in contributing to our family of award-winning children’s magazines! We seek to publish the finest quality writing and illustration for children of all ages. Our readers share an alert curiosity about the world around them and a delight in artistic expression.
To learn more about submitting writing and art to our magazines, follow the links below. NOTE: We no longer accept hard copy submissions. For BABYBUG®, LADYBUG®, SPIDER®, ASK®, CRICKET®, MUSE®, and CICADA®, please submit online via our Submittable page, where you’ll find guidelines and submission Forms.
Illustrated poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction for ages 6 months – 14 years and up
- BABYBUG® for ages 6 months-3 years
- LADYBUG® for ages 3-6
- SPIDER® for ages 6-9
- CRICKET® for ages 9-14
- CICADA® for ages 14 and up
Our literary magazines welcome submissions from writers of every level of experience. Please do not submit the same piece to multiple literary magazines. If a submission to one magazine is more appropriate for another, we will pass it on to that magazine’s editor. To learn more about submitting writing and art to our literary magazines, follow the links below.
Cricket Media is committed to a diverse literary culture, and we welcome works by writers from underrepresented groups (people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQAI+ folks, and other marginalized peoples).
Our literary magazines do not post theme lists.
Science, technology, culture, social studies, and ideas for ages 3 and up
- CLICK® Science and Discovery for ages 3-7
- ASK® Science and Discovery for ages 7-10
- MUSE® Science and Discovery for ages 10 and up
- COBBLESTONE™ American History for ages 9-14
- DIG INTO HISTORY® World History and Archaeology for ages 9-14
- FACES™ World Cultures and Geography for ages 9-14
Our science, social studies, and discovery magazines seek writers with subject expertise. Those interested in writing for these magazines should submit a resume and several writing samples.
Writing and Art by Children and Young Adults
Children of all ages can submit stories, poetry, essays, and art to contests that run in our magazines.
Our magazines do not accept general submissions from children under the age of 14. Young adults ages 14 and up can submit writing, art, and comics to CICADA® magazine.
Many magazines do publish student work. See listings at the NewPages.com Young Authors Guide.