The Caterpillar 18

A project of The Moth (see other related projects)

About

The Caterpillar is a unique magazine of poems, stories and art created by adults for children between the ages of 7 and 11(ish). It includes some great writing by the likes of Michael Morpugo, Meshack Asare, Chrissie Gittins, Janet Wong and Dennis Lee (the man who wrote the words to Fraggle Rock!).

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Country of Publication & Year Established

Ireland Established in 2013

Audience

Children, Middle grades.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

The Caterpillar Submission Statistics

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The Caterpillar Poetry Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The Moth Art Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The Moth Nature Writing Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The Moth Poetry Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The Moth Short Story Prize Charges fees for all submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2020
Last Checked: 09 Nov 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 23 Jul 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 28 Apr 2014

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