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Publisher: Cricket Magazine Group

Accepts Email Submissions: No

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Description: Cricket, for ages 9–14, publishes original stories, poems, and articles written by the world's best authors for children and young adults.

Editor(s): Editor-in-Chief: Marianne Carus, Editor: Deborah Vetter

Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.

Address: Cricket Magazine

P.O. Box 300
Peru, IL 61354

Rights: See Guidelines.

Needs: Fiction: realistic, contemporary, historical, humor, mysteries, fantasy, science fiction, folk tales, fairy tales, legends, myths

Nonfiction: biography, history, science, technology, natural history, social science, archeology, architecture, geography, foreign culture, travel, adventure, sports (A bibliography is required for all nonfiction articles.)

Poetry: serious, humorous, nonsense rhymes

Other: crossword puzzles, logic puzzles, math puzzles, crafts, recipes, science experiments, games and activities from other countries, plays, music, art

Length: Stories: 200 to 2,000 words (2 to 8 pages)
Articles: 200 to 1,500 words (2 to 6 pages)
Poems: not longer than 50 lines (1 page, 2 pages maximum)

An exact word count should be noted on each manuscript submitted. For poetry, indicate number of lines instead. Word count includes every word, but does not include the title of the manuscript or the author's name.

Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word
Poems: up to $3.00 per line
Payment upon publication

Sample Copies/Subscription Information: For a sample issue of Cricket send $5.00 to: Cricket Sample Copy
P.O. Box 300
Peru, IL 61354

This listing was lated updated on Aug-20-2001.

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