If you've written a story and want to see it in print, here are some suggestions to get you started.
- Google "publishing children's stories." You will see many suggestions as to how you can have your story published.
- Visit http://editingpublishing.suite101.com/article.cfm/publishing_childrens_books online and see some options, such as IlluStory (a company that produces a hardback book for you including your story, pictures and a short bio for approximately $20) or KidPub (a company that would allow you to submit your story online and have it posted on their site for approximately $7, allowing you to hold the copyright to your story) or Stone Soup (a magazine written for children writers between the ages of 8 and 13).
- Visit http://www.highlightskids.com/Express/h11magCall.asp online to see what Highlights magazine can offer. Each month, they publish readers' work such as poems, riddles, stories and book reviews.
- Check with your local library and community or recreational center to see if they offer children's writing workshops over the summer.