“The mission of Sparkle is to help girls in grades 1-3 discover who God is and how He works in their lives. We strive to give girls the building blocks to create a living and dynamic faith in Jesus.” .” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Monthly (October through March). Pays on publication. Publishes ms approximately 6-8 weeks after acceptance. Buys First North American Rights. “The author retains copyright, and may submit the manuscript for publication elsewhere after it appears in Sparkle. Sparkle has first time printing rights. Second Rights—Rates are for a previously published article. Author must own copyright, or submit proof of permission to resell from the copyright owner. Simultaneous Rights—The author must notify publisher that the submitted article is being offered in another market that should not overlap our readership.” Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 6-8 weeks. Sample articles on website. Subscription $10.70 (USD); $14.95 (CAD).

Stone Soup, The Magazine By Young Writers And Artists

Beginning with the July/August, 2017 issue, Stone Soup will be online only with the exception of an annual print edition that collects the years’ work, to be published mid-November. “Stories, poems, and artwork by children ages 8 to 13. We do not publish any writing or art by adults.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Monthly. Samples available at website. Subscription $24.99.

FAMILY Magazine, BOOM Magazine, Sassy Magazine

“FAMILY Magazine is for the savvy local mom in the Michiana (Southwest Michigan, Northern Indiana) area, focused on mothers with kids 12 and under. BOOM Magazine is for the baby boomers ages 51-74 in the same area, and Sassy Magazine is for Michiana Businesswomen who do it all — work, life, balance, sass — with integrity.” 50-75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 25K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms approx. 5-6 weeks after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one month. Sample articles available online. Subscription free.