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.

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.

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.