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The Kids' Ark Writer's Guidelines


Looking to get your writing published in The Kids' Ark? Here's what we're looking for:


    Fiction or Non-Fiction stories.
    Stories not longer than 650 words and written for the 6-10-year-old reading level.
    Engaging, exciting and adventurous stories that are applicable to the issue's theme.
    Inspiring stories that teach children biblical principles.
    Stories that are contemporary, historical or science fiction but are absolutely Christian based.
    Stories that involve characters of various races and ethnic backgrounds.

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Please Note
We will not respond to stories that do not apply to the theme.

Here's How to Submit

    E-mail your submission as a Microsoft Word attachment to
    Include your name, address, phone number, email, word count and suggested title at the top of the first page.
    Place the Ark Theme you are submitting for on the top of each page.

If your story is accepted:


    We will notify you via phone or e-mail in 8-10 Weeks.
    You will be paid $100 upon publication for First Time World-Wide rights as well as Electronic rights with rights to reprint at a later date.
    You will be paid $25 per story for reprints upon publication


What is The Kids' Ark?

The Kids' Ark is a 36-page, 4-color, quarterly Christian magazine for children ages 6-12. Each issue is based on a theme, ie: Love, Faith, Obedience, etc. The magazine offers games, puzzles, and four exciting and adventurous Christian fiction stories in each issue.


Who are we?

The Kids' Ark is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization and is published by a husband and wife team in Victoria, Texas. The magazine is not affiliated with any particular church. We believe in the Bible literally as the true inspired word written by God. Jim and Violette Burger have attended and served at their community church in Victoria, Texas for over 21 years. They are graduates of Destiny Bible Institute. The magazine is being distributed statewide and nationally. We are also posting the magazine on the internet as an e-zine specifically for ministering to kids in foreign countries.


What is The Kids' Ark Purpose?

Our whole purpose is to enlighten children with the love and power of God through Jesus Christ. We believe that God wants the best for His children and that through a faith and knowledge of Him, we can be all that He has called us to be. We feel that only through Christ can children withstand the temptations and trials that they are being exposed to in these times.

What is The Kids' Ark Mission?

Our mission is to provide children with a solid biblical foundation on which to base their choices in life.


Upcoming Themes:

Writer's Theme

Theme - Repentance

Repentance involves changing one's affections - from earthly things to heavenly things. It involves turning to the living God from a god of self. It is looking unto Christ instead of looking to another. Repentance requires the right attitude towards sin. This is Godly sorrow. Repentance is the right attitude toward God, it is a return to God. Repentance is not quitting a sin for a season, it is totally turning from the act of sin. It is a complete one hundred-eighty degree turn. Repentance is not concealing sin. Concealing sin is like trying to cover up spilled seed in order to hide it. The seed comes up and is exposed. It must be followed by works proving change. All men need to repent. All men sin and as a result, all men need to turn from sin and to righteousness. This is the their work. They are not to wait, to read, to pray, to receive an experience, to revelation in the expectation that repentance will be given to them. Such unrighteous men and women are to repent, to change their affection, and turn to the living God. Then prayer will be acceptable. Then, and only when a man repents, will God hear and answer. When man comes loving his sins and resolving to continue practicing them, God will not hear him. (John 9:31, 1st Peter 3:12)

One of the hardest things for men and women to do is to repent of their sins. Repentance is a direct challenge to man's will power. It demands that he humble himself before God, and give up everything that is contrary to his will. The holy demands of repentance have kept many of the high minded out of the kingdom of God. Repentance is a duty imposed upon all mankind. It is a plain command of God, and no man can refuse to repent without bearing the responsibility that must come to him.

The Lord has given two motives as the means of bringing them to repentance. The first motive is fear. The Bible writers say, "We must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things he has done in his body, according to that he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men" ( II Corinthians 5:10-11). This statement, and all the warnings in the Bible are intended to move us to repent of our sins. The second motive God uses to bring about repentance is love. The Bible says, "...not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance" (Romans 2:4) The goodness of God is revealed in the life and death of His only Son, Jesus Christ.

Publish date - June/September 2017

Due date - March 31, 2017



Artist Guidelines

We are currently not accepting un-solicited art, games or puzzles. 

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