Amazing Kids! Magazine

September 2010: Issue #40 – “News: Read All About It!”

Dear Amazing Kids!,

Welcome to the September, 2010 issue of the Amazing Kids! Online Magazine: “News: Read All About It!,” Issue #40!

We hope you’ll enjoy the walk through the world of news – how it is sent around the world, how it is reported and how you can begin one of the exciting careers in journalism.  In addition, we have interesting stories of how to start a school newspaper, recipes for reporters or other people on the go, and much more.  I am so proud of our fantastic youth volunteer staff and interviewees for the great work they did putting this issue together.

We are so excited to unveil our new design.  I’m sure it will be easier for you to move around the site and it will allow us to bring you new features quickly.  A special thank you goes to Ms. Rome, Cate, IQ, Brittany and Braxton, who worked many volunteer hours to bring this design to you. I think it truly reflects our bright and enthusiastic attitudes at the magazine to help you be the person you can be.

Be sure to check out this month’s “Amazing Mentors! Spotlight” interview with Jen Mueller, a sports journalist and communications consultant. Not only do we bring you some great insights from this Fox Sports News journalist, but we also bring you another sensational interview with Mareva Brown, an award-winning crime reporter.  If you’re hoping to have a future career in this field, you’ll have a good idea of the steps involved by reading these interviews.

We also have an amazing kid interview with Mariam El Hasan, age 13, a 3-year veteran kid reporter for Scholastic News.
Our selection of regular features include: “LOL” (Laugh Out Loud), “Cook Nook”, “Amazing Artists”, “Reviews”, “Interviews”, “Amazing Kids! Adventures! Fun Things to Do, From a Kid’s Point of View” (formerly known as Global Village), “Sci-Tech Kids!”, “Poetry”, “Vocab Booster” and “Writer’s Tips.”  Our LOL Editor, Tanmaya, is helping us improve the magazine by expanding our LOL section to include short funny stories, riddles, a wider variety of jokes and funny facts. We welcome your ideas and submissions for this column so that we can keep you laughing.

In addition, we have many non-fiction articles and essays about a variety of topics.  Take a look at each section to make sure you don’t miss your favorite subjects!

An important part of our magazine is our “Fiction” section, where most of the stories submitted by you, our readers, are posted.   You’ll see such a wide array of stories here, including a thrilling mystery, some birthday stories and fantasy.  So, check them out!

We’d love for you to write for us!  Let your imagination go wild and put it on paper. Or, just write about some interesting experience. We accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews and art.  Be sure to read our Writer’s Guidelines in the “Write for Us” section before sending your kid-friendly submissions to: editor@amazing-kids.org. You’ll be so excited to see your writing published online!

Finally, our next writing competition is now live!!!  Don’t forget to enter our Annual Amazing Kids! Short Story Writing Contest! See the Amazing Kids! Contest page for details: http://amazing-kids.org/contests for a chance to win a box of books and a Nintendo DSi XL!
Have an Amazing September and “don’t forget to write!” 😉

Sean Traynor

Student Editor-in-Chief

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