Created by Richland Library, Kids in Print is a literary magazine that features poetry, stories, short plays, essays, drawings, photographs and more created by Midlands-area children and teens ages 6-18.
While we look for a variety of creative work that is original, well-crafted and contributes to the overall magazine, we are unable to publish every submission. Kids in Print is not a competition. Whether they are published or not, we are proud of every contributor for having the bravery to express themselves.
Questions? Call (803) 988-0894.
Congratulations to the more than 50 contributors who were selected for the 2019 edition of Kids in Print. Full list, here.
Deadline for Submission: January 2020
Selection for Kids in Print magazine: February - March 2020
Notification: April 2020
Kids in Print Reception: May 2020
Rules & Procedures:
- 1. Open to Children and Teens ages 6 – 18 years old
- 2. Entries are due by January 2020
- 3. Each contributor may submit up to 10 entries
- 4. Each entry should be on a separate page with its own submission form
- 5. Richland Library reserves the right to make editorial changes.
- 6. Incomplete entries will not be considered.
Type or write your 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. Entries will not be returned.
Draw your work 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. Artwork will not be returned.
We strongly encourage all children and teens to submit their work online by emailing it to KidsInPrint@RichlandLibrary.com.
Please be sure to include the following information for each entry:
5. Title of work
6. Phone Number
7. E-mail Address
Incomplete entries will not be considered.
- Written submissions may be included in the body of the e-mail or attached as a separate document.
- Links to Google Docs, Dropbox or other file sharing sites will not be accepted.
- Artwork and images should be scanned at the highest possible resolution.
- We reserve the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contributors who are unable to submit a high resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi or an original photo negative or print.
- Photographs taken with smartphones are exempt from this requirement but must be submitted at their highest resolution.
Contributors are strongly encouraged to submit their work online but if they are unable to do so, submissions will still be accepted in person at all Richland Library locations.
You are verifying that this submission is your child’s original work and you are granting permission for your child’s name, age, school and creative work to be used in Richland Library publicity materials. You will receive an automated reply confirming your first submission only.