Aquila Children’s Magazine Submission / How to Submit (£105 per short story)
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Aquila Children’s Magazine Submission / How to Submit (£105 per short story)

Aquila Children’s Magazine accepts submissions from contributors who write stories interesting to younger audiences.

AQUILA HQ is right by the sea in sunny Eastbourne, East Sussex. They are a family-run business with a small editorial team expanded by expert writers and artists from around the globe and all working together to produce a special, quality publication each month. 

Aquila Childrens Magazine Submissions About

Guidelines for Aquila Children’s Magazine Submission

A) They would prefer stories and features that have not previously been published or made available in Great Britain.

B) All stories and features need to be of interest to girls and boys between 8 and 12 years.

C) If at all possible, please avoid posting manuscripts and instead email it to them at

D) Please do not send anything you would like returned to you, even if you contain a stamped address envelope. They are a small team and like to focus their energy on producing the magazine wherever possible.

E) Published stories or articles may be used on their website or appear in promotional material.

F) They generally don’t publish children’s writing other than on their letters page, which is open to all subscribers.

Learn how to write eloquently enough for children to understand. 

Brief for short story

A) The story should be between 1000 and 1300 words max (to fill one double spread).

B) Aquilla does publish some two part stories, but they must be especially exciting as they have to hold the readers’ interest over two issues. Each instalment is to be no more than 1200 words and no less than 1050 words.

C) Each instalment should be a satisfying read in its own right, and the first instalment should end in way that leaves the reader wanting more. 

D) Ensure your story is interesting and captivating.

E) Any illustrations will be commissioned by AQUILA.

Brief for feature

A) The feature should be around 800 words (depending on how much space is needed for diagrams, illustrations etc)

B) Please contact the editor of AQUILA via email to discuss ideas. A feature is only likely to be of interest:

  • If it is highly original in presentation and content
  • and uses specialist or inside knowledge. But if you think you have something special please do get in touch.

C) Please supply good picture references wherever possible.


A) They offer a fee of £105 per short story or per instalment for two-part stories. This is payable on publication.

B) If a feature is accepted, a fee of £105 will be payable on publication.


Aquila did not specify a deadline. 

If you are interested in knowing more about this magazine, do visit their Instagram account. Good luck.

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