Highlights High Five is a monthly magazine for children ages 2-6.

Highlights High Five



Highlights High Five Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions should be made online at highlights.submittable.com

Submitting Your Work to Highlights High Five

Before submitting to Highlights High Five

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From the Highlights High Five guidelines:

  • We're looking for new talent, fresh voices, nonfiction relevant to young children's daily lives, and stories that will grab preschoolers' attention. 
  • We're most interested in: stories and nonfiction. Stories should delight, engage, and inspire young children ages 2-6. If  your story has a young child as the protagonist, that child should be  the one to solve the dilemma. Stories should be paced so that they fit  on four magazine pages, with a maximum of 160 words total. Nonfiction should connect to the elements of young children's daily lives. We're more interested in where vegetables grow than biographies.  
  • We're least interested in: poetry. Due to the number of poems we already have on hand, there are very few slots open for poems.

Submission Guidelines Details for Highlights High Five

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Adventure, biography, careers, crafts, fiction, history, science, sports, puzzles, world cultures

Web Address: www.highlights.com

Click here for complete guidelines

Updated August 19, 2020