The Fun for Kidz Magazine group includes three magazines: Hopscotch for Girls, Boys’ Quest, Fun for Kidz.
These magazines publish 6 issues per year, so their editorial needs are limited. However they do welcome contributions from published and unpublished writers. Each issue of each magazine is themed, so it’s possible they will hang onto your submission for several months and/or publication may be scheduled years ahead . I sold an activity piece to Hopscotch for Girls which was published four years after they accepted it.
Payment is 5 cents/word or $10 per poem or puzzle, upon publication. So you may have to wait awhile for the check. However they only buy first American serial rights, which means after publication, you still own the rights a can sell your article as a reprint.
The target age group for all three magazines is 8-10 year olds. Their stated philosophy is dear to any children’s writer’s heart: “Our point of view is that every child deserves the right to be a child for a number of years before she becomes a young adult.” Who can’t get behind that?
Fun for Kidz Magazine publishes 500-word activity articles, plus puzzles, poems, recipes, carpentry projects, jokes, riddles, and crafts.
Hopscotch for Girls and Boys’ Quest publish fiction (1,000 words or less), nonfiction (500 words), and poetry. Topics include pets, nature, hobbies, science, games, sports, careers, and recipes.
With such a broad range of possibilities, you can go through your files and look for a piece that fit their needs. Take the time to review your work. Punch it up a little. Make sure it meets their guidelines, then submit it!
Below is a direct link to the submission guidelines for each magazine. As always, please read the guidelines carefully and make sure your submission meets those guidelines.