general editorial guidelines:
Editorial material to be considered for publication should be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cover letter, and cut and paste your manuscript into the body of the email.
Imagination Café does not have an editorial calendar.
Manuscripts are preferred over queries.
First-hand interviews with individuals in a variety of careers.
Check the website first to be sure you’re submitting new
material. Please follow the format of pieces previously published,
as the interviews also include sidebars such as salary ranges.
They Were Famous
Brief summaries of what well-known people did for a living,
prior to their rise to fame or power. Again, please follow the
format of previously published items in this area. Each should
include interesting trivia about the individual featured. (Did
you know Rod Stewart was a professional soccer player and a
features on sports, science, history, and health. Subjects should
be kid-relevant: snappy writing, subheads, and sidebars are
Humorous briefs about celebs’ most embarrassing moments.
Keep it clean!
comes to kids and tweens, quizzes are like catnip. Multiple
choice with four or five answers, or True/False format only,
please. Hint: Those eliciting a few laughs will get the most
Manuscripts on test taking, goal setting, studying, and more.
Want your piece to stand out in this slush pile? Then show,
articles and trivia about animals, both the unusual and adorable.
Also featuring tips on keeping pets of all kinds.
Simple, fun, delicious—and spanning all food groups and
meal times. (Plus snacks and desserts!)
welcomes original puzzle, maze, and “mad lib” submissions.
No more than 1000 words and no preaching to kids, please. Keep in mind that a short story should have all the usual parts – intro, plot, character development and turning point. Avoid the “adult saves the day” trap. Kid protagonists only, please!