Submission Guidelines

Are you a children’s writer?

We are taking submissions for children’s short stories (up to 800 words).

What We Want

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

Note if your piece is seasonal, please submit at least 3 months prior to the occasion and put (NAME SEASON) SUBMISSION in the subject line. Most of our nonfiction is done in-house but we do occasionally take exceptional pieces.

Submissions may be submitted as word doc or in the body of the email.

Please, only one submission per email.

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.

Rights

Upon payment Smarty Pants Magazine owns full rights to the piece. This includes future audio works and Audio Read-Along Play Packages that may be produced from the story or poem. We also reserve the right to edit pieces for clarity and optimal readability. You will be acknowledged as the author of the story and are free to promote the work on social media sites, websites, and blogs. If your work is chosen to be narrated you will be given a mp3 file to use on said sites.

Please send your submissions to; smartypantsmag@gmail.com.

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

Smarty Pants Pet Star Submissions

Do you have a picture or a video of your pet doing something cute, funny, or totally outrageous? Send it to us at the above email and your pet might just become a Smarty Pants Pet Star!

Don’t forget to tell us your pet’s name, and to include some information like why your pet does this cute antic, when he/she started doing it, or if this was a one-time action!

Note: There is NO PAYMENT for Pet Star submissions.

Smarty Pants Audio

We also do audio stories! Please click here for more details!