SHINE brightly 6


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


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

R Article200 - 800 words
F Flash Fiction700 - 900 words

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F 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)
N 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
F Fiction OK OK No OK
N Nonfiction OK OK No OK

Theme Calendar

Technology UseF Fiction07 Jun 2016 (in 7.4 days)1
Technology UseN Nonfiction07 Jun 2016 (in 7.4 days)0
Family RelationshipsF Fiction05 Jul 2016 (in 35.4 days)2
Family RelationshipsN Nonfiction05 Jul 2016 (in 35.4 days)0
BullyingF Fiction02 Aug 2016 (in 63.4 days)2
BullyingN Nonfiction02 Aug 2016 (in 63.4 days)0
Being Inclusive/Celebrating TogetherF Fiction30 Aug 2016 (in 91.4 days)0
Being Inclusive/Celebrating TogetherN Nonfiction30 Aug 2016 (in 91.4 days)0
LoyaltyF Fiction27 Sep 2016 (in 119.4 days)0
LoyaltyN Nonfiction27 Sep 2016 (in 119.4 days)0
Loving Others/ServiceF Fiction01 Nov 2016 (in 154.4 days)0
Loving Others/ServiceN Nonfiction01 Nov 2016 (in 154.4 days)0
Being a Good FriendF Fiction06 Dec 2016 (in 189.4 days)0
Being a Good FriendN Nonfiction06 Dec 2016 (in 189.4 days)0

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Date Added:
17 Dec 2009
Last Updated:
14 Mar 2016
Last Checked:
11 May 2016