IndyKids NewspaperFor Kids, by Kids

Write for IndyKids!

IndyKids is produced by kids, for kids, and we welcome new writers, story ideas and article submissions from kids age 9-16 worldwide.

Students in the greater NYC area are encouraged to attend our in-person summer camp


Submit your ideas!

What we are looking for:

IndyKids particularly welcomes ideas for articles with perspectives and subjects not often seen in the mainstream media.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • News articles on current events and social justice issues. (250-350 words)
  • News or science brief. (75-150 words)
  • Letters to the Editor.
  • Bilingual essays. First person essays in a language other than English on any topic. We will print this with an English translation. (100-250 words)
  • Book and movie reviews. (200-250 words)
  • Features on kid activism. (200-250 words)
  • Child profiles from around the world
  • Kids’ opinions on a particular issue of importance to them. Please contact IndyKids and we may be able to visit your classroom to interview students on a topic of their interest!
  • Activity, craft project or recipes.
  • Puzzles or games.
  • Graphics, illustrations and photographs.

*Please note – IndyKids does not publish fiction.


IndyKids Audience:

Articles, essays, and letters should be aimed at kids ages 9 to 15.


Our Editing Process:

We believe that revision is important for all writers. When we receive your article, story pitch or draft, we will work with you to refine it, do research, and make any other needed revisions.

IndyKids Writing Programs

Can’t make the workshop but want to be involved? Fill out a Kid Reporter application online.

IndyKids Reporter Program – Application
"I understand that the use of AI writing products, like ChatGPT is not permitted for IndyKids youth reporters. Copying and pasting Google Search results is also not allowed. I understand that I am learning how to write about complex topics using my own words, and if I do use someone else's words, it needs to be quoted and the original writer needs to be given credit. I will ask my teacher or mentor if I have questions."