Amazing Kids! Magazine

Writing for the World!

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor

 

When you are finally finished writing and you have edited your work so that it is as polished as possible, you might wonder what your next step is. Well, writing does not have to be a private activity; in fact, there are plenty of people who would be thrilled to read your work! While it might be a little bit nerve-wracking to think of other people, even strangers, exploring your work, publication is an important step in your writing career. It will help you gain confidence in your abilities and receive feedback from a larger group of people. Here are some tips to help you get your writing out there!

Sharing With Friends

If you feel a little bit nervous about sharing your work with a huge crowd, a great place to begin is with your friends and family. That way, you won’t have to worry about opinions from strangers. Your friends and family care about you, so you should definitely feel confident with their reading your work first. Simply print them a copy or send it digitally. After receiving their reviews, you might feel more inclined to share your work with a larger audience. If this is the case, try self-publishing or sending your writing to a magazine.

Self-Publish

Self-publishing is the easiest way to cast your work into the world. There are numerous websites that allow you to post anything you have written for an online audience. Resources like wattpad.com and storystreetlabs.com are existing websites that allow you to publish anything in your own account. You can receive likes and comments from others, too. Other websites, like tumblr.com and deviantart.com are open blog websites that host more content than just creative writing. If you feel up to it, try posting a few pieces and seeing which website you enjoy the most.

Magazine Publish

While some websites allow you to publish anything, others carefully consider submissions. A great example of this type of publication is Amazing Kids! Magazine, which publishes work by kids in every monthly issue. Stay alert for special contests that call for themed writing. You might even receive a prize with publication! If Amazing Kids! Cannot publish your work, don’t be disheartened. There are a number of online journals that accept submissions from kids and teenagers. Stonesoup.com, magicdragonmagazine.com, and thetellingroom.org are all examples of online magazine that publish stories and poems by kids.

It’s a commendable achievement to send your writing to the world, no matter which publication path you choose to take. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t get published on an online magazine! Rejection is an important part of life and of improving. Stay confident! With enough practice, hard work, and revision, you will be published before you know it.

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