I was really bummed when the print magazine knowonder! stopped publishing. They are, after all, where my writing buddy Sharon Mayhew first published.
But they are coming back! Although they haven’t been able to secure the funding necessary for a print publication, they will continue as an e-zine with the launch set for September 1, 2011 (this Thursday!).
Here is a bit of information from their writer’s guidelines (you can find the full listing here):
Audience: parents roughly ages 25 to 40, with children between the ages of 3 and 10.
Stories: They want fiction although they may occasionally publish nonfiction. Word count, 750 to 2000 words.
Articles: For parents and should relate to their main goal — promoting reading with children and the benefits thereof, early language (sign or any language) instruction, teaching drawing, getting children involved in story telling, other activities that promote brain development. Word count: 750 to 2000 words.
knowonder! is not a paying market but they do sponsor two monthly contests, one in which readers choose the best story of the month, the second in which a guest editor chooses the story. Each winner will receive a cash award.
Start polishing your work and check out knowonder! on Thursday!