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The School Magazine is Australia’s top literary magazine for children, with a distinguished history of showcasing the most talented and best-loved children’s authors and artists from Australia and around the world. Published by the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, The School Magazine is typically read in a classroom context. Each month, our four magazines—Countdown, Blast Off, Orbit and Touchdown—have the same set topic.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Australia Established in 1916

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 10 x per year.

Fiction Open

We welcome stories with both contemporary and historical settings—in realistic, fantastical or humorous genres—demonstrating clear, intriguing prose, originality of characters and fresh story-lines.

Audience:
Middle grades, All nationalities, Australians, All ethnic groups/populations.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 1,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

We accept well-written and soundly researched texts across traditional nonfiction, journalistic and creative nonfiction genres: i.e. articles, procedural (how-to) texts, reports, profiles, short features, nonfiction narratives, etc. Query first.

Audience:
Middle grades, All nationalities.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article Article800 - 2,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction800 - 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Poems can be in any contemporary or traditional genre. We welcome high-quality poetry that is dynamic, evocative and original. If using traditional metre and rhyme, please check that the metre is consistent and the rhyme unforced.

Audience:
Middle grades, All nationalities, Australians, All ethnic groups/populations.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 30 lines.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No 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

Audience:
Middle grades, All nationalities.
Art Media:
Cartoon/Comic strip.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeOne page.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 08 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 17 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 08 Sep 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 24 Jun 2011

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