Thank you for your interest in contributing to our family of award-winning children’s magazines! We seek to publish the finest quality writing and illustration for children of all ages. Our readers share an alert curiosity about the world around them and a delight in artistic expression. To learn more about submitting writing and art to our magazines, follow the links below. NOTE: We no longer accept hard copy submissions. For BABYBUG®, LADYBUG®, SPIDER®, ASK®, CRICKET®, and MUSE®, please submit online via our Submittable page, where you’ll find guidelines and submission Forms.
Literary MagazinesIllustrated poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction for ages 6 months – 14 years and up
- BABYBUG® for ages 6 months – 3 years
- LADYBUG® for ages 3 – 6
- SPIDER® for ages 6 – 9
- CRICKET® for ages 9 – 14
Cricket Media is committed to a diverse literary culture, and we welcome works by writers from underrepresented groups (people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQAI+ folks, and other marginalized peoples).
Our literary magazines do not post theme lists.
Nonfiction MagazinesScience, technology, culture, social studies, and ideas for ages 3 and up
- CLICK® Science and Discovery for ages 3 – 7
- ASK® Science and Discovery for ages 7 – 10
- MUSE® Science and Discovery for ages 9 – 14
- COBBLESTONE™ American History for ages 9 – 14
- FACES™ World Cultures and Geography for ages 9 – 14