Submission Guidelines

Are you a children’s writer?

We are taking submissions for children’s short stories (up to 800 words). Starting January 20th we will feature one short story each month.

What We Want

Stories should be kid-friendly, free of violence, and “questionable” content. Fun, humorous, and clever work is always appreciated.

We pay 15.00 for short stories through PayPal only (payment upon publication).

You will also get a byline, two linkbacks, bio, and promoted on our social media feeds.


Exclusive One-Year publication rights. For all future republishing, acknowledge Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids as the first publisher. Contributors retain copyrights to their works.
Please send your submissions to;


We accept both queries and full manuscripts. Please note due to the volume of submissions response time can take up to three weeks.