Submission guidelines

We are open to submissions of work by children (aged 12 and under) for publication on Alphabet Soup’s blog. We will consider your stories, poetry, plays, artwork and book reviews.

If you’d like to send your work for consideration, please read the following guidelines. We will publish the best work on the blog.

You no longer need to include a cover sheet (permission form) with your work but your parent or guardian will need to write a short note* saying ‘I give permission for XX’s work to be published online’ and sign it. And they need to include an email address so that we can notify you when your work will be on the blog.

*The short note can be typed in an email (without a signature) if your parent’s name is clearly part of their email address (e.g. if your dad’s name is John Smith and his email is then we would accept his permission if it is just typed in an email to us. But if his email is then you would need to email us a scan of his signed permission, or post or fax it (along with your work) to us instead. We want to make sure we have your parents’ permission before we put your work online!

Work can be emailed with your first name, age and state (or country if outside Australia) to

or post it to PO Box 3099, Broadway Nedlands WA 6009, AUSTRALIA.

Or fax it to (08) 9463 1482.

Information for teachers

If your class has written reviews, poems, or stories all on the same topic or theme, please send us a selection of the best. We are unable to publish 30 pieces on a similar theme.

We DO accept submissions of collaborative work – stories, artwork, poems, plays and book reviews written by two or more children … or the whole class.

Thank you for encouraging your students’ imaginations!

If your work is accepted for publication on the blog, we will publish your name, age, and state (and country, if outside Australia), unless you advise us otherwise.

There are some subjects that are not suitable for Alphabet Soup. We will not publish writing that includes violence, swearing, or content that we consider is inappropriate for our readers.