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About our magazines

We are always on the look out for new writers, illustrators, cartoonists and other creative types to help us put together the best magazines we can.

Comet

  • Students in early primary years
  • Years K–2 ; ages 5–7
  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Fiction: 350 maximum
  • Non-fiction: Varies but usually up to 300 words

Short articles and fiction written in a style appropriate to beginner readers are needed. Photographic sequence stories where the text is a series of short captions are also used. Plays, particularly involving class participation, are popular, as is poetry. Please note that texts for picture story books are not appropriate to a magazine format. Non-fiction can be in the form of activities, things to make and do, or articles where young children feature.

Explore

  • Students in middle primary years
  • Years 3–4 ; ages 8–10
  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Fiction: 800 maximum
  • Non-fiction: 500 maximum

Topical and up-to-date issues are required for this age group. Articles about children of the same age, humorous, animal and adventure stories are of interest. Plays and poetry are also welcome.

Challenge

  • Students in upper primary/early secondary years
  • Years 5–8; ages 11–14
  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Fiction: 1000 maximum
  • Non-fiction: 600 maximum

Fiction which includes male and female characters the same age as our readers is appreciated. Adventures, relationships and humorous material is very popular with this age group. Plays and poetry are also sought.