New Moon Girls shows girls as powerful, active and in charge of their lives – not as passive beings who are primarily acted upon or watching others. Our mission is to tell the world who girls really are–not tell girls who they “should” be. We celebrate girls and their accomplishments. We help girls to express their voices, strengths, problems and dreams as they move from girlhood to womanhood. We support girls in being allies, even when they disagree.
General Editorial Guidelines: All material should be pro-girl and focus on girls, women, or female issues. New Moon Girls was created by girls and women for girls who want their voices heard and their dreams taken seriously. The final product is a collaboration of girls and adults.
All work must be submitted online.
- If you are NOT a member of NMG’s online community, use the form on this page.
- If you’re a member of NMG’s online community, use this form.
Our magazine articles are between 300 and 1200 words. We welcome artwork made by girls ages 8 and up. Our sections for girls’ artwork are Luna’s Art Gallery, and Draw Luna. We give priority to work by girls whenever possible.
Chances of publication increase if the work fits an upcoming editorial theme.
New Moon Girls edits manuscripts for style, length, clarity and philosophical considerations.
Please read a copy of New Moon Girls to understand the style and philosophy of the magazine. NMG prints original work and retains all rights, except under special circumstances. If you are sending this work simultaneously to another publication, please let us know.
Keep original copies of your work for your own files.
NMG receives thousands of submissions, so cannot respond to queries about submissions. We’ll contact you if we decide to use your work.
We may hold articles for consideration for up to two years. In the meantime, it’s OK if you submit your work elsewhere.
NMG Magazine Regular Departments:
Herstory: (600 words) Profiles of girls, women, or events pertaining to them from the past.
Women’s Work: (600 words) Profiles a woman in her career.
Fiction (900 – 1200 words): Short stories with girl main character(s). We feature subject matter and plots about girl’s voices, power, strengths, problems and dreams.
New Moon Girls will not print material that contains hate speech. See our Content Rules & Guidelines.