Story Station Submission Guidelines
STORY STATION IS NOW A PAYING MARKET!
Story Station is the home of exciting, fun stories for kids and adults, stories that can be read online, or printed out to be shared with classrooms or families. Our goal is simple: to entertain.
We aren't looking for After School Special stories or cautionary tales. We want stories that fire up the imagination, that catapult the reader into situations and worlds that are fresh and captivating. A movie such as The Goonies would be an example of the sort of style and attitude we would find acceptable.
WHAT WE WANT:
At least one protagonist in the 6-12 year old age range.
Any genre is acceptable (i.e. Science Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Western, Historical), as long as it is suitable for all ages.
Strongly plotted stories with upbeat endings. Your story may include danger to the protagonist and his/her family and friends, but the story must end on a hopeful note.
Story Station stories may deal with death and sickness–they are, after all, a part of life–but, as stated earlier, out goal is to entertain.
We are looking for stories in the 1500-3000 word range.
WHAT WE DON'T WANT:
No sex, foul language or abuse of children or animals.
No excessive violence.
No stories using characters from TV, movies or books from authors other than yourself.
While the editors admire Horror in all its forms, and while we will accept Horror stories for Story Station, they must be palatable to a young imagination; nothing too gruesome or gory, please.
Manuscript format: Double space between paragraphs. Single space lines within paragraphs. Do not indent paragraphs. Please use Times New Roman 12-pt font. Your name, address and word count must appear on the first page. All stories must be accompanied by a short note listing previous credits, if any, and a brief biography. Please also include your contact information in the note.
Story Station accepts submissions as e-mail attachments, in Microsoft Word, Word Perfect or .rtf format. You may also paste your story into the body of an e-mail. If you chose to submit your story in this manner, please find a way to indicate italicized words, perhaps by using asterisks.
Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you let us know.
* 5-8-05 - Multiple submissions are not accepted. Please wait for our decision about your submission before submitting again.
Send your story to: email@example.com
We will make every effort to respond to your within one month. If you haven't heard from us after two months, feel free to query.
Story Station asks for electronics rights to your story for 120 days. The copyright remains with the author. After 120 days, electronic rights revert to the author.
We're sorry, but Story Station no longer accepts reprints.
Story Station is currently offering 1˘ ($0.01) per word payment for stories.
Note: We also pay for accepted submissions to our Teacher Article section. See the Teacher Article Guidelines for submissions.