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Clubhouse Magazine

Literary Magazine






Focus on the Family Clubhouse is a 32-page magazine designed to inspire, entertain and teach Christian values to children ages 8-12. The magazine, which has a circulation of over 80,000, reaches young readers and their parents all over the world.

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  • Response time:
    within 12 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Pays$0.25 per word

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

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

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

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

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    complimentary copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 1800

Max words: 2000

Sub Genres: Literary, Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Humor, Science Fiction

Payment: $ 0.25 per word

We feature fiction stories in each issue. We look for fresh, creative stories, especially those with children our audience’s age as the main character. The characters should be well-developed, the story fast-paced and interesting, and the prose descriptive and engaging. While our stories aren’t always explicitly Christian, they should be built on a foundation of Christian beliefs and family values. Key elements in a strong story are humor and charm.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 400

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $ 0.25 per word

We are always looking for unique and interesting nonfiction stories and articles, especially stories about real-life kids. Every article should have a Christian angle, though it shouldn’t be overbearing. The concepts and vocabulary should be appropriate for our audiences’ ages. Nonfiction stories should fall between 400-500 or 800-1,000 words in length.


Max words: 400

Max words: 1000

Payment: $ 0.25 per word


Max words: 400

Max words: 1000

Payment: $ 0.25 per word

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Clubhouse is for 8- to 12-year-old girls and boys. What we don’t need: ~ Stories where adults solve every problem ~ Mystery stories (we have a monthly column) ~ Stories that deal with boy-girl relationships ~ Poetry (we don’t print poems, but Clubhouse Jr. does) ~ Preachy sounding stories with an overbearing moral or message ~ Bible stories—as of January 2007, we only publish Truth Pursuer devotionals ~ Science or educational articles without Christian insight ~ Biographies told in an encyclopedia or textbook-style without a kid angle Payment We generally pay between 15 and 25 cents per word, depending on the amount of editing required. Feature-length fiction stories are usually bought for $200 and up. Nonfiction pieces are purchased for $150 and up. Authors sign a contract and are paid upon acceptance of the story and sent complimentary copies when the piece is published.

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