Each month we will post a writing challenge that will ask you to write for various age groups and markets.
For this month, we have selected Babybug, a magazine for kids 6 months – 3 years old.
The challenge is to write either a “very simple and concrete” story in “4 to 6 short sentences” or a “rhythmic, rhyming” poem in 8 or fewer lines.
See Babybug’s complete submission guidelines at:
Read the Babybug description and sample issues at:
(Make sure to click on the link that let’s you look through the magazine.)
To help you get started:
Writing tip: Look for simple, natural rhymes at: http://rhymezone.com/
Workshop tip: Have several people read your stories/poems. Make sure that they are simple and fun, while dealing with topics important to this very young age group. You may post works-in-progress on this blog; however, keep in mind that this is a public space. You may wish to workshop via email, over Google Documents, or in person.
Submission tip: For stories, use regular double-spaced manuscript form. For poems, single-space the text; use the regular manuscript headings. You may wish to send 2 - 3 strong stories or poems at once; this is the norm for poetry submissions.