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Aquila Children's Magazine

Literary Magazine



Flash Nonfiction


For bright and curious 8-14 year olds 💡 A new exciting topic every month 📚

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Pays£105 per piece

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    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

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    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

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Fiction - 1300 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 1300

Sub Genres: Children's story

Payment: £ 105 per piece

A story. We do publish some two part stories, but they must be especially exciting as they have to hold our readers’ interest over two issues. Each instalment to be no more than 1200 words and no less than 1050 words. Please contact the editor of AQUILA via email to discuss ideas. Any illustrations will be commissioned by AQUILA.


Payment: £ 105 per piece

No specific limitations

Nonfiction - 800 words max

Max words: 800

Payment: £ 105 per piece

The feature should be around 800 words (depending on how much space is needed for diagrams, illustrations etc) Please supply good picture references wherever possible.

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  • Additional info

    All stories and features need to be of interest to girls and boys between 8 and 12 years. If at all possible, please avoid posting manuscripts and instead email it to us. We generally don’t publish children’s writing other than on our letters page, which is open to all subscribers. We offer a fee of £105 per short story, or per instalment for two-part stories. If a feature is accepted, a fee of £105 will be payable on publication. Articles and stories are planned up to six months in advance. A selection of fiction is made each summer, the themes for the coming year are available upon request, and most non-fiction is commissioned up to six months in advance.

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