Kids can publish fiction online. This can be a fun hobby to pursue, with your parents’ permission.
Ask your parents first and get them to help you locate where to publish fiction online. You can easily publish your own work on your blog or on a kids’ writing forum. Some forums allow everyone to publish their work for peers to review. You just have to follow the site’s rules according to content and language.
If you want to publish fiction online on a website magazine or online publication, you must submit your best work. The first step is to look at a particular website and decide if it is the right site for you. Your parents can help and they should have final approval of a site before you submit anything. Make sure you are the right age for the online source and then research what types of pieces they publish. Do they specialize in poetry or scary short stories?
Read the rules that the online publication will have about submitting work to publish fiction online. They may only accept a certain number of words per story or a certain style. By giving the site exactly what they are looking for, your chance of getting published greatly increases.
Sending stories and poems to online publications is fun. You have to realize how many works they receive and they cannot publish all of them. Print all your letters turning down your work (also called rejection letters). Make a fantastic collage out of them! Many famous authors have been rejected numerous times. Even J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, had a hard time finding a publisher.
Another option is to publish fiction online is to write for a site that publishes everyone’s writing. KidPub is a site that has been around since 1995. It is free to read the stories posted there by kids and teens; a $12.95 fee is charged to post all the stories you want for a year. Your story will not be rejected. KidPub also offers a publishing service where they will publish a kid or teen’s book and sell it at online bookstores. The author receives a royalty (small percentage) from each sale.
Whatever type of publishing you try be sure to involve your parents. Keep trying and eventually you will find success in the world of online publishing.