Children’s and Teen’s Connection

Children’s and Teen’s Connection

Our annual Children's Connection, including the Children's Gazette and Children's Almanac, has been a long-standing tradition. We are once again welcoming contributions from children, youth, and teens in public and private schools, as well as homeschool, after-school care, and other programs,  art and writing classes, and from individuals.

We publish images of all types of visual art forms, from drawing, painting, printmaking, and graphic design to sculpture, extended media, crafts, and more. We welcome written works such as poetry, essays, opinion pieces, and short stories.

Visit and scroll down to the Children’s Edition to see last year’s editions. Our plan is for the Children’s Connection/Gazette to publish the week of December 20, 2023, with overflow possible in January 2024.

Submission Directions

1. Artwork should be photographed or scanned and provided in jpeg format. These can be submitted via Google Drive. Writing should be submitted in text format (docx or Google Docs) or pasted in the body of an email. We ask that all submissions be digital so they can be sent through email.

2. Identify each submission as follows:

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Artwork example

Sean Murphy, 12, Grade 7, Springfield, Summer Morning, watercolor on parchment |Irving Middle School, Springfield, VA, Elizabeth Carr, art teacher, MS

Writing example

Martina Alvarez, 17, Junior,  Alexandria,  I’m Not Just a Teen, essay|Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, VA,  Gratia Rodriguez, English Teacher, HS

3. Please email your submissions by 6 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2023, [Earlier is Better] to Editor and Publisher Mary Kimm at and fill in the Subject Line as Children’s Connection 2023