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Kids in Print

Richland Library is currently accepting submissions for its literary magazine, Kids in Print, which showcases the talents of young people across the Midlands.  Children and teens ages 6-18 can submit their poetry, stories, short plays, essays, drawings, photographs and more.  All entries will be published either digitally on or in the 2015 edition of Kids in Print.  Selection for the magazine is based on originality and craftsmanship. Click here to look at the 2014 edition of Kids in Print. Check out our 2014 artists and authors at our photostream on Flickr.  Children and teens may submit their work by printing out a submission form below or visiting their closest Richland Library location. 

Be bold!  Be brave!  Be creative! We look forward to seeing your work.

--The Kids in Print Selection Committee

Get Inspired

Richland Library has so much to offer to spark the imagination of young minds.  Get lost in a book, attend a class or event, or check out our fun movie collection!  If your family is always on the go, grab one of our Playaway audiobooks or video players.  With all of these wonderful resources, it’s easy for Midlands youth to get inspired and come up with a creative work of their own.  



Kids in Print Guidelines

What? Type or write your original essay, poem or short story in black ink on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper.  Written submissions are limited to one page, single-spaced.   Draw all artwork vertically in black ink on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper (No notebook paper, please. Black and white photographs are accepted.  No copies or tracings.  Entries will not be returned.

How?  Each contributor may submit up to 10 entries.  Each entry should be on a separate page with its own submission form.  Be sure to complete all entry information.  Incomplete entries will not be considered. 

When? Submit your entry online or turn in entries at any Richland Library location by November 1, 2014.  Please see our entry form below. Be sure to complete all entry information.  Incomplete entries will not be considered. 

Questions?  Call 803.988.0894 or e-mail Heather McCue at to get the answers.

Please Note:  Richland Library reserves the right to make editorial changes.

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