Kids Can Publish Joins ‘Story Monsters Ink’ Magazine

CHANDLER, AZ (March, 2015)–Getting published in a national magazine just got a lot easier for kids! Children in kindergarten through 12th grade who love to write—and teachers who would like their students to embrace the written word—are now able to submit their writing samples to Kids Can Publish to be considered for publication in the nationally circulated Story Monsters Ink magazine. The magazine recently joined together with Kids Can Publish, a division of Five Star Publications, Inc., to help broaden its audience.

“Partnering the two divisions together makes sense,” says Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc. “Their objectives complement each other so well, and I think it is important to give young writers—our future generation of authors—a place to have a voice. What better way to do that than to give them an opportunity to participate in the publication of a national magazine?”

In 1985, shortly after leaving her profession as a special education teacher, Linda F. Radke started her own publishing company. In hopes of making the world a better place by promoting tolerance, character, kindness and a love for reading and writing with her books, Radke, an award-winning writer herself, started Five Star Publications, Inc. and soon after, its imprint, Little Five Star. Under the Little Five Star umbrella, Radke has published books like Tic Talk: Living with Tourette Syndrome, I Just Am: A Story of Down Syndrome Awareness and Tolerance and When Life Throws You A Curve: One Girl's Triumph Over Scoliosis. All of these books were written by or for children to help people become more compassionate toward each other. Through her experience with Little Five Star, Radke learned children had something important to say. She wanted to give them a platform to do just that, which is why she co-founded Kids Can Publish.

With a subscription base of almost 12,000 and steadily growing, Story Monsters Ink is a free e-digest that gives parents and educators the latest news on award-winning and debut books, profiles on both renowned and newly published authors, upcoming book events, author presentations and more. Print subscriptions are also available.

Teachers and parents can now submit their students' written works, such as poems, articles, stories, book reviews, etc. to Kids Can Publish/Story Monsters Ink for print consideration. A completed permission form signed by a parent or guardian must accompany submissions.

To download a permission form and for instructions on how to submit work, visit and click on “Kids Can Publish.”

Story Monsters Ink is also holding a monthly drawing through its Facebook page where teachers can enter to win a printed copy of the magazine for each student in their classroom. Teachers can visit the page at Click Here and add their school name and grade level in the comments below the teacher announcement post. The names will be added to a drawing and on April 18, a winner will be announced.

To subscribe to Story Monsters Ink, visit Digital subscriptions are free and 12-month print subscriptions are $39. New print subscribers receive a free Story Monster plush reading buddy. For more information, email or call 480-940-8182.