Read Kid! magazine free online: https://www.12zine.com (computer,
tablet, smart phone)
Email all inquiries, submissions, applications for reviewer positions to
We are very pleased to announce the re-launch of Kid! magazine,
whose mission is to review, select and publish original writing submitted
by students in the age range of approximately 4th through 8th grades, for
the reading interest of students of corresponding ages.
"Happening Publications has been helping kids to write and publish since
2003. We (including myself and the young writers and other adults
participating with us) have been conducting writing workshops and
assisting young writers in the publication of school newspapers/magazines
and farther-reaching publications for as many years.
In a long, previous career I was a professional medical journalist among
whose primary responsibilities was the conduct of the peer review and
editorial process for academic medical journals. I also have experience in
editing and publishing general readership (i.e. grown-up) literary
magazines. I have taught part-time for over 15 years in elementary after
school programs in Somerville and Malden, Massachusetts, and have
enjoyed stints as a substitute classroom teacher!
In addition to school newspapers, Kid! and its spinoff, 12!, we publish
Happeningnow. Everywhere, a literary-pop magazine for young teen through
young adult writers and readers.
I am founder and director emeritus of Writers’ Den (now directed by
Cara Feinberg), which is a voluntary extracurricular weekly writing
workshop available without cost to middle school students from any school.
Since 2015, I have been working in close collaboration with Roy Gardner
and Chris Mitchell, Somerville Public Schools 7-8th grade ELA teachers, in
publishing sps 7.8, a literary magazine exclusively for the writings of SPS
7th and 8th graders.
Lastly, this enterprise is a noncommercial labor of love, meaning that
our motivation is not making money, to which we have so far been true! If
we ever figure a way to make money from this, we'll have our writers share
in the bounty, for sure."
Alan Ball, publisher