Amazing Kids! Magazine

April 2015: Issue #88 – Laugh Out Loud!

Hi Amazing Kids!

 

We are excited at Amazing Kids! to bring you our issue called “Laugh Out Loud.” In parts of the world April 1st is known as “April Fool’s Day” so we wanted to bring some of that joy to you. We hope that this issue entertains and makes you smile. If we’re lucky, you’ll even laugh out loud. This issue highlights some of the things that make us happy – jokes, experiences, people, and even pranks. We are honored to highlight your great writing. In addition, we have an extraordinary staff that offers you some fabulous stories in this issue.

The first thing you’ll want to check out is the extraordinary collection of poetry for your enjoyment in this issue. With the beginning of spring, we are brought to see things in a new light. Many of the poems reflect on the things seen at this time. In the Fiction, Short Stories section we have a wide variety of great stories such as The Gray Seed which talks about the discovery of love and beauty, Fighting the Long Fight – a story about the challenges of dealing with cancer, Finding Words which artfully describes the challenge of Writer’s Block, and Project Joke – a story about trying to write something funny. The quality of fiction is fabulous and I am honored to be able to share it with you.  If you’d like to be able to write about funny things, check out the Word Booster and Writer’s Tips Columns which focus on humor writing. You’ll also enjoy reading about international pranks in the Global Village column.

We hope the themes of upcoming issues will motivate you to write some amazing stories. They include: Heroes Among Us (people or pets,), a Glance into the Future, and Personal Odysseys. We also will be doing a special issue that deals with bullying, so we need you to tell us your stories of empowerment and overcoming obstacles. Sharpen those pencils and send your stories to me at editor@amazing-kids.org after reading the submission requirements in our Write for Us area under the “Get Involved” tab.

Remember a bit of advice from Edgar Rice Burroughs, “I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.” Keep writing and put your own spin on it. If you put your heart into it, others will also find it interesting.

Write On!

Ryan Traynor
Editor-in-Chief
editor@amazing-kids.org

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