High Five magazine is currently closed to submissions. Any submissions received during this time will be automatically deleted.  

Thank you for your interest in writing for High Five. We encourage you to review our magazine (library, bookstore, online) before you submit. 

  • 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.

Please submit only one manuscript per submission. We do not accept previously published works or simultaneous submissions. 

Please submit each manuscript only once, to the most appropriate Highlights magazine, keeping in mind the different age ranges. The editors work together closely and will share a manuscript if they feel it's better suited to a different magazine. 

After declining a submission, we delete your manuscript file. In this way, you can be assured that we are not keeping or storing creative work that we have not purchased.

Please note: We do not accept work through Submittable (or through e-mail) from writers younger than 16. Young writers and artists may send their work to: Highlights, 803 Church Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Or they may upload it at this link: https://www.highlightskids.com/asks/share-with-us/your-own-pages

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.