Do you think you have what it takes to become a writer? We
would love to find out!
We have limited space and many writers, so
please submit only one thing at a time,
no more than 8 stories per year.
Our issues fill up
five to six months in advance, so if your story is centered
around a particular time of year (a holiday or season)
submit it six months before you expect it to be printed.
We can't accept last minute submissions!
We publish material from all ages (our youngest writer was
6!) on a variety of topics, but do require a
few things from our writers.
Out-of-country submissions will be declined.
Out-of-state submissions are fine, but only if they fit our
writer's guidelines. Colorado-based writers
are welcome to submit, provided we have some indication that
you are familiar with our publication and are writing in our
All Manuscripts Must Include Your Name & Address. We get submissions all the time with no name or
return address on the manuscript. Don't do that!
Submissions Must Be Family-Friendly. No drinking, no vulgar content, no bad language or abuses of
God's name. Our readers love our material because it's
appropriate for all ages.
charity at prairietimes.com
or mail to:
Prairie Times Editor
Byers, CO 80103
Turn-around time on an e-mail manuscript is usually a
response within a week (unless you submit the last week of
the month; then, our editor is busy designing the next
publication's layout, and reading your e-mail will be
postponed until the first week of the next month). Paper
manuscripts may take longer response times.
We pay by the word. Payment follows the
publication (usually 3 weeks later) and is generated on
final word count.