Randi Lynn Mrvos is an award-winning author, the editor of KIT, and the voice behind The Maggie Project and Children’s Writer’s World blogs. While a children’s writer at heart, Randi also writes about cats (and to be fair, dogs) UK basketball, and all things French.

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Submissions will be open from May 15 – October 1st .  Since our 2018 KIT editorial calendar is full, we will offer publication without payment in the Nov-Dec issue.  Submissions must meet the guidelines in order to be published in KIT.


Kid's Imagination Train publishes bimonthly.  


Writers may invite children ages 5 - 12 to illustrate their work.

Photograph the drawing by using a digital camera or phone. Be sure you have good lighting because KIT will not be able to publish pictures that are too light, too dark, or fuzzy.  Indicate the first name of the artist.  Include the art with your submission or send the picture to: kitillustratorsubmissions (at) gmail (dot) com

Ages  18 and older   

Address submissions to Randi Lynn Mrvos.  When submitting, put your last name, the title and genre in the subject line of the email.  Turnaround time is about six weeks.  All work should have name, email, and word count on the first page of the submission at the top left. 

Poems should run about 300 words. 

Fiction should run about 500 words.   Pieces should be whimsical, not scary.  Please double space.

Nonfiction should run about 500 words.  Aim for no higher than 6th grade reading level.  Topics should be entertaining and educational.  

Single space work using Times New Roman 12 point font and double space between paragraphs.  Have your article reviewed by an expert.  Include a bibliography using the Chicago Manual of Style.  A minimum of three sources are required.  We prefer primary sources and current books.  Two reliable Internet sources may be used.  

KIT does not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions. All rights to published submissions revert to author after publication.  

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Rights: The Kid's Imagination Train offers exposure to a worldwide audience. We only ask for electronic rights to the story or article. All other rights remain with the author. After 120 days, the electronic rights revert back to the author.

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