Saturday, August 15, 2009

Yes, the science magazine for kids 9 - 14

Yes Mag
Peter Piper Publishing
501 - 3960 Quadra St.
Victoria, BC V8X 4A3

Yes is a science magazines for children aged 9 to 14. We focus on Canadian content throughout YES Mag, with Canadian science and scientists highlighted. Due to the requirements of a Canadian government grant, at this time we are only accepting queries from Canadian writers.

The articles in YES Mag tend to be short. With only 32 pages six times per year, we try to pack as much information as we can into each issue. Sci and Tech Watch pieces generally run to 250 words while features run at most 800 words.

Every issue of YES Mag contains feature articles, regular departmental pieces, and a theme section. The theme is developed over several pages. Hands-on projects give readers a chance to experiment with concepts introduced by the theme. With the exception of the projects and the feature scientist article, the theme section articles also tend to be short (from 100 to 350 words in length).

We pay $100 per sci/tech and $145 per assigned page for a feature or theme section story. (A two-page feature - max 800 words -- will net you $290. A one page feature, $145. We rarely assign three pages, although a feature can run three pages if we have lots of photos.)

We are looking for imaginative, fun, well-researched pieces. Queries are highly recommended.

Note: For information about Brian Henry’s upcoming writing workshops and courses see here.

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