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SHINE brightly is a magazine for girls ages 9 to 14. It is published by GEMS Girls' Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based, all-girl club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The goal of GEMS is to help bring girls into a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

SHINE brightlyUnited States

Submission Periods

FTemporarily closed to fiction submissions. 
NTemporarily closed to nonfiction submissions. 


G General 
A Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
M Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.

Audience, Styles & Topics

Audience:Middle grades, Young adults, Females, Christians.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:Religion/Spirituality (Christianity), Other (May vary).

Types & Lengths

RArticle200 - 800 words
FFlash Fiction700 - 900 words

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationUnknown publication frequency


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionS to P Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
NShort nonfictionS to P Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
FFiction OK OK No OK
NNonfiction OK OK No OK

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Date Added:
17 Dec 2009
Last Updated:
20 Jan 2016
Last Checked:
11 Feb 2016