Submission Guidelines

Are you a children’s writer?

We are currently taking submissions for our sports section. Please read through our past posts to get a feel of the style we adhere to.

We are also taking submissions for children’s short stories (up to 800 words). Starting January 20th we will feature one short story each month. Stories should be kid-friendly, free of violence and “questionable” content.

We pay $15.00 for short stories and nonfiction sports articles (we pay through PayPal only) You will also get a byline, two linkbacks, bio, and promoted on our social media feeds.

Short stories or poems that the author wants showcased (meaning they are still looking for a traditional publisher) may still be featured, but the author will not receive any payment.

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 three weeks.