So here's the idea I had, guys, and you can tell me what you think.
For 2011, I was thinking about going through the whole story writing process. Like in January we'll start with gathering inspiration,then move onto brainstorming, then plotting, etc. And by the time we get to December, we'll have gone through the whole process of writing a book.
Does that sound like fun? Is there any particular part of the process you'd really like for me to hit?
In the meantime, I have an opportunity to pass along to you guys. I spoke to the editor of Starsongs magazine, and they are looking for submissions. The editor said, "
Here are their guidelines:
Starsongs Magazine is a publication of Written World Communications
You are the future, and Starsongs wants to hear your voice. Our intention is to inspire
and promote the creativity of youth. Starsongs is a general market magazine interested
in work by writers, artists, and photographers age 9-19. Please keep this age range
in mind and keep your work at a PG rating level. We are open to fiction or non-fiction
and “as told to” stories.
We are looking for short stories, essays, poetry, artwork, and photography that reflect
your view of your life experiences. Relationships to family, friends, role models,
thoughts about current events, situations that you as young people face today and how
you solve your dilemma are some suggested topics.
Starsongs is a small publication with limited space. Therefore, short stories are
restricted to 1500-2000 words, essays 250-500 words. Poetry should not exceed 24-
32 lines per poem. Text can be sent as an attachment or in the body of the email in the
way you would like to see the work formatted on the page. Photography/artwork should
be submitted as an attachment in jpeg format. All submissions must be original work.
We are also interested in an adult guest columnist in every issue to discuss writing in a friendly,
how to format for young people. If you like to mentor youth through writing, please contact me
at firstname.lastname@example.org with “ Starsongs Columnist” in the subject line.
Payment ranges between $5 – $25 per piece depending on length and type of
We retain the right to edit written submissions for grammar, brevity, and clarity of
language. We will send you the suggested changes prior to publication.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for notification. All submissions accepted by email.
These guidelines are subject to change and are current as of November 04, 2010.
Submissions should be addressed to Patti Shene at email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in our publication.