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Ask Magazine 18

A project of Cricket Media (see other related projects).

About

ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme on some question or concept in the natural, physical, or social sciences, technology, mathematics, history, or the arts. ASK introduces kids to the joys of thinking, writing, and observing scientifically, and presumes them to be active participants in the ongoing search for better knowledge about the world. ASK articles should read as engaging nonfiction, not like school textbook or encyclopedia material. Intended to be accessible and appealing to newly independent readers (grades 2–5), the ideal ASK article should also be interesting to any general adult reader. ASK looks for articles that are concrete, specific, and relevant to this age group. They should tell a good story, with an emphasis on ideas rather than just facts. ASK encourages the use of humor as a teaching strategy, and believes that no topic is beyond the grasp of an intelligent young person if explained well in plain terms.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 9 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 9 x per year.

Nonfiction Open

ASK articles should read as engaging nonfiction, not like school textbook or encyclopedia material. Intended to be accessible and appealing to newly independent readers (grades 2-5), the ideal ASK article should also be interesting to any general adult reader. ASK looks for articles that are concrete, specific, and relevant to this age group. They should tell a good story, with an emphasis on ideas rather than just facts. ASK encourages the use of humor as a teaching strategy, and believes that no topic is beyond the grasp of an intelligent young person if explained well in plain terms.

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Audience:
Children, Middle grades.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
History, Mathematics, Nature/Environment, Science, Social Sciences, Technology, Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Fairy Tale Science28 Feb 2023*0
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article Article200 - 400 words.
Article Article1,200 - 1,600 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:
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Dates

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2022
Last Checked: 29 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 16 Sep 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 11 Sep 2012

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