Is it May 15? Yes? Hooray! The High Five team is eager to read your submissions!

High Five is open to submissions now through June 30, 2024. 

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

  • We're looking for fresh voices, great stories, and nonfiction relevant to young children's daily lives and interests. We adore poetry with solid rhymes and whimsical stories that will tickle readers' imaginations.
  • 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 insects than biographies.  
  • We do not publish rebus stories, finger plays, stories longer than 160 words, or previously published works. 

Please submit only one manuscript per submission. You may submit multiple stories or poems so long as each one is a separate submission. 

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. 

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:

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.