The School Magazine - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

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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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words

Short Story
1000 to 1500 words

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: No
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

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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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