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August 19, 2014

Call for Manuscripts: Appleseeds and Pockets

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:36 am
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Submissions AppleseedsHiSubmissions Pockets Everyone,

Two different theme-based calls for submissions.

The first is from Appleseeds.   As you know, Appleseeds is part of the Cricket group.  The magazine is theme based and one of the upcoming themes is still open for submissions.  The July/August 2015 issue will be titled Check Mate: Chess and Other Games.  This issue isn’t just about the games themselves but also about the people who play, win and make them.  The query deadline is 10/1/2014.

Feature articles run from 1 to 4 pages and include nonfiction, interviews and how-tos.  There are also a wide range of departments to explore.  Here is the list that I got from the guidelines:

  • Fun Stuff (games or activities)
  • By the Numbers (math activities)
  • Where in the World (map activities)
  • Your Turn (opportunities for children to take action)
  • Experts in Action (short profile of professionals)
  • The Artist’s Eye (fine or folk art)
  • From the Source (primary sources)

Before you submit to this publication, be sure to read the full guidelines.

The other call is from Pockets magazine which is owned by the Upper Room.

Their first open theme is Hope with a deadline of 09/01/2014.  This is an Easter based theme and will focus on how the knowing of a loving God helps us hope in spite of situations that appear hopeless.

The second theme is Family Challenges with a deadline of 10/01/2014.  The purpose of this theme is too look at the challenges that families face, including scheduling, siblings, rules and more.

Pockets publishes fiction and nonfiction from 600 to 1000 words.  These pieces should deal with situations faced by young readers.  Avoid talking animals and objects.  Biblically based stories must remain faithful to the Biblical account.  Poems should be 20 lines or less and either seasonal or related to the theme.

See their guidelines here. Good luck sending in your work!




September 6, 2013

Call for Submissions

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:53 am
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Call for SubmissionsI have to admit — Pockets is a market that I have yet to crack.  In spite of that, I still keep on eye on their theme list.  The next topic, due 10/1/2013, is Honor Your Family. Before you get ready to submit your work, read what Pockets has to say on this subject.

“Our May issue often highlights the family as the primary place we learn to love, care, and trust. Only as we learn to live with members of our families do we learn to live with our larger families—neighborhood, school, workplace, community, and world. But living in a family can, of course, be challenging. The Ten Commandments instruct us to honor our parents (Exodus 20:12), and Paul’s writings emphasize the mutual respect that children and parents are to have for one another (See Ephesians 6:1-4 and Colossians 3:20-21). What does it mean in the midst of our everyday lives to honor the members of our families? How do children show honor for their parents and siblings? How do parents honor their children? How do we order our family lives in a way that honors each member of the family? We want this issue to be grounded firmly in the reality of family life while it points to good models of family living.”

Are your creative wheels whirring?  I know mine are.



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