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Getting Students Published

I’ve had four of my former treasures (I’m borrowing a Jen Barney word here!) get published in New Moon Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams. However, I don’t just teach talented female writers; I have some exceptional male writers in my classes too! Hence, I have been looking for places where they can sent their writing. Launch Pad is calling for submissions from boys and girls. Here’s what Paul Kelsey, Launch Pad E.I.C. sent to me regarding the types of pieces they’re looking for. (They’re looking for budding artists as well.)

Call for Submissions

Become a Published Young Author or Illustrator!

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is a new online magazine devoted to publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and artwork by children ages 6-12. The editor is pleased to announce the publication of the first online issues (January/February; March/April 2008) openly accessible from the Launch Pad web site. Children interested in illustrating for Launch Pad should submit a sample(s) of artwork to the editor. We still have space in all of our upcoming 2008 issues, and invite young authors to submit material about the following themes:

The Ocean
Summer Fun (camping, hiking, vacations, summer activities & summer sports, etc.)

Please visit to read the magazine and review our submission guidelines! Launch Pad is selective literary and arts magazine, and is published six times a year (bimonthly). We do not charge parents or children any publication or submission fees.

Email submissions and queries to:
or mail to:

Launch Pad
P.O. Box 80578
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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  1. Thanks for this–as we begin our Choice Unit of Study, so many students are looking through their portfolios, some with an eye toward revision, others just mining for inspirational gems. I’ll share this with my teachers in the hopes that it will add even more inspiration to the unit.


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