Artistic Writing  to Stone Soup

Getting Started

Stone Soup welcomes writing from around the world by writers and artists ages 13 and under. All submissions must contact us via Submittable. We do not accept submissions by email or mail. This page contains information and advice on submitting to the journal; please see our comprehensive FAQ page if you still have questions after reading this.

More information about submitting work to Stone Soup

General information
  • The age limit for Stone Soup is What?
  • What is the limit on the length of a written work?
  • What happens when I send something?
  • I want to post a story on Stone Soup. What advice can you give me?
  • I want to send you a poem. Do you have any advice for me?
  • I want to write a book, TV, or movie review. Do you have any advice for me?
  • I want to be a Stone Soup artist. Do you have any advice for me?
  • Do my stories or poems need to be typed?
  • Can I submit multiple stories or poems at once?
  • Can I illustrate my story?
  • Can I submit a similar story to Stone Soup and another magazine, website, or contest? Does
  • Does Stone Soup hold a competition?
  • When will my story be published?
  • How will I be compensated?

General Information

You can increase your chances of being published in Artistic Ston by reading this page for editorial guidelines and, more importantly, by reading Stone itself. If you still need to sign up for Stone Soup, consider signing up now. By subscribing to Stone Soup, you support the Children's Arts Foundation and the Stone Soup Project, allowing future generations of children to enjoy Stone too. So thanks!

For the kind of work we love and have previously published, you can also order some of our annual or Stone Soup anthologies from the Stone Soup Store.

What is the age of Stone Soup?

Stone Soup welcomes entries from junior high school students. If you're in high school (or the international equivalent), we recommend our page titled Where to Publish Youth Articles Teens and Older Students. It lists many places that publish the work of young people of different ages, including print and online publications. Let us know if we need to add any more to the list.

What is the length limit for a writing assignment?

We don't have a minimum word length, but the maximum length for a story or personal account is 10,000 words. If you have longer work, please consider submitting it to our writing contest, which we run yearly over the summer. Note that most of our stories are only 2-5 pages long.

What happens when I send something?

We are a small team and receive 200 to 300 monthly submissions; However, we try to respond to regular submissions within 10-12 weeks. We offer an expedited shipping option for an additional fee, to which we respond within two weeks.

The lead time to submit is typically much shorter than 10 to 12 weeks. Sometimes the waiting time will be longer, usually if it falls on a holiday or holiday (for example, the end of December or August) or if we have a more elaborate editorial discussion about your work. Be patient, and don't get discouraged if you hear the word "no" for the first time. . . or for the first time. We invite you to send it again! Many of our published authors have tried multiple times before being published.

Note: We will not respond to 12-week submissions of status questions for regular submissions. Or two weeks for expedited submissions.

I want to post a story on Stone Soup. What advice can you give me?

Send us stories about what matters most to you. Whether your work is about imaginary or real-life situations, use your experience and observations to give your work depth and a sense of reality.

We publish stories on all topics – dance, sports, school problems, family problems, mystical places – and in all genres – literary fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and mystery; There is no limit to a Stone Soup story. What is important to us is not the subject. It's about how interesting your story is to other readers. Does it have a strong beginning, middle, and end? If there is dialogue, is it realistic? Is this how people talk? If your story is about

Is anything about their thinking or acting that seems true to that particular animal?

We have published many stories beautifully depicting a private place, such as a favorite tree a character likes to sit under or an open space in the woods. We love stories that depict unique private places, somewhat magical places. Many stories posted on Stone Soup deal with issues, such as moving house or going to school, or having to attend a sporting event or perform at a recital. And we have also published many works of historical fiction. Whatever you choose to write, make sure it comes from your heart. Tell us a story you really and really want to tell us.

To get an idea of ​​the kind of work we like, read stories and poems from previous issues of Stone Soup. If you're not a subscriber, you can also preview what we post from our Instagram text snippets.