Sparkle is a bimonthly magazine for girls in first through third grade published by GEMS Girls' Clubs, a Christian organization.




Sparkle Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Sparkle accepts email submissions only. See the guidelines for details.

Phone: (616) 241-5616

Editor: Serena DeKryger, Managing Editor/Content Manager

Submitting Your Work to Sparkle

Before submitting to Sparkle

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Sparkle by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Sparkle or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Sparkle guidelines:

Our readers like stories with adventure, fantasy, and mystery, stories about animals, and situations they can relate to in their daily interaction with family and friends. Each season we focus on a different theme. We are interested in seeing how each Annual Theme connects to our overall mission—to equip, motivate, and inspire girls to be activists for Christ. Stories should be realistic and need not always have a happily ever-after ending. Stories with religious clichés are not of interest to us. Whether fiction or actual accounts, we are looking for stories that highlight our theme within the context of an exciting story. Length: 700-900 words.

Nonfiction articles about topics that interest our readers include: animals, sports, music, movies, musicians, personal care, fashion, famous people, interaction with family/friends/siblings, exciting and fun service projects, dealing with schoolwork, and recipes. Length: 100-800 words.

Submission Guidelines Details for Sparkle

Market Type: Magazine


Accepts: Adventure, crafts, cooking, fantasy, interview, mystery, music, religious, sports, young readers

Web Address:

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Updated November 19, 2020