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. Four magazine titles for different readership levels are issued ten times a year:
COUNTDOWN 8–9 year olds BLAST OFF 9–10 year olds ORBIT 10–11 year olds TOUCHDOWN 11+ year old readers.
High quality stories, poems, plays, activities and nonfiction texts on any topic suitable for our readership are invited for all four levels. We are particularly interested in material with strong literary qualities (excellence and innovation in genre, theme, language and style). As The School Magazine is primarily for Australian children, manuscripts need to address this audience’s interests and point of view.
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.
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4 min | 8.50 mean avg | 8 median | 13 max days
100.00% - avg 8 days(0.00% of rejections are personal)
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