Magazine Submission #1 - Babybug

I'm sending out my very first manuscript today!! It's to a magazine called Babybug. It's the sweetest publication I think I've ever seen! It is for children between the ages of 6 to 24 months. I love that age! The magazine is "printed in large type on high-quality cardboard stock with rounded corners and no staples." It's also small, just the right size for little hands. Perfect!

I came across Babybug's requirements in my research, and one of the stories I had already written for small children fit quite perfectly! I had to take out 2 lines to meet their 4-6 sentence maximum. It can be very difficult to write a quality piece in such short parameters, but I think I have accomplished it.

How long do I have to wait to know if it's accepted? "Responds in 6 months."
When would I get paid if they decide to use it? "Pays on publication "
Name of the game? Patience.


  1. Congrats! This is an awesome accomplishment! Whether your story makes it in or not it's super great that you have submitted your story. Party!!!!!!

  2. Thank you Mike! Yep, I'm taking steps slowely, but surely toward a published story. You're right, just getting started is a major thing!