Follow the three steps below to find out how to submit your work for publication on the B! Blog, in BAZOOF! Magazine and other opportunities in the works!

1. Pick an idea

General submissions are welcome from youth (ages 7-12) or their parents/caregivers. Stories are welcome from youth of any age.

Some ideas of what you could send me are:

  • Letter
  • Short story (12 years and younger: 500 words or less; 13-18 years: 800 words or less; Doesn’t include any violence, fighting, not too scary, gruesome, or dark natured. Must be suitable for readers ages 8-12 years).
  • Poems (short to medium in length)
  • Craft idea
  • Drawings
  • Photo of your pet
  • Photo of you doing an activity you enjoy
  • Picture of a project that you made
  • Recipe
  • Game or puzzle
  • Jokes or riddles
  • Tell me about a sport you enjoy playing or a musical instrument
  • Or any other ideas you have!
Have a question? Click here to read the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

2. Follow our guidelines

Please read this information carefully to assist you in your submissions.

In order to make sure we give you credit, your submission must include:


  1. If you are sending a short story or a poem, the submission is within the word limit.
    • Short stories: 12 years and younger, 500 words or less; 13-18 years, 800 words or less.
    • Poems: short to medium in length.
  2. Submission doesn’t include any violence, fighting, not too scary, gruesome, or dark natured. Must be suitable for readers ages 8-12 years.
  3. Your first and last name (your last name will NOT be published).
  4. Age (youth)
  5. Full mailing address including postal code/zip code (your address will NOT be published).
  6. An email address, so we can communicate with you.
  7. Your home phone number (optional). Sometimes when we are preparing for press, we need to reach you and are not always able to contact you by email.
  8. Also be sure to tell a parent or guardian of your plans so they can assist you!


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3. Upload your file

Once you’re ready to submit, fill out the form below and click “Choose file” to attach your document. If you have more than one attachment, then you must submit a separate form for each submission.

    Choose your submission type:

    Upload your file:


    Submitting this form certifies that you have read, understand, and accept the submission guidelines contained in Steps 1 and 2 of this form.

    NOTE: Depending on your Internet speed, it may take a few minutes to upload your file. Press the SEND BUTTON ONLY ONCE, then hold tight and you will be redirected to a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email once we have successfully received your submission. Thank you!


    If you would prefer to send us your submission the old-fashioned way, then please mail it to one of the physical addresses listed on our contact page.

    Please note that we do not guarantee the return postage of original works.

    If you are 19 years or older, please consult our Writers’ Guidelines for adult writing opportunities.