Thursday, May 8, 2014

WTP Faculty Interview: Kelli Gilmore, Editor of Magazines for Girls

Briefly describe your publication.

I am the managing editor of two publications: SHINE brightly and Sparkle Magazine. Both are Christian monthly publications for girls ranging from 7 years to 14 years. 

The mission of SHINE brightly is to bring girls into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to encourage girls to look more like Christ by reaching outside themselves to serve the needs of others. It is a monthly publication from September-May. We accept fiction stories, non-fiction articles, poems, quizzes, interviews, and other realistic pieces that will help girls see how Christian beliefs apply to everyday life. 

The mission of Sparkle is to help girls discover who God is and how He works in His world and their lives. We want to show girls how to Sparkle Jesus' light into the world.  This is a monthly publication from October-March. We accept fiction stories, non-fiction articles, poems, interviews, quizzes, and other articles that present the Christian life realistically and cause young readers to see how God's Word applies to their daily lives. 

What type of a writer are you hoping to meet with at the conference?

I am hoping to meet a writer who has a passion for girls everywhere to meet Jesus. I am looking for writers who are well written and can communicate big ideas in simple and realistic ways so girls can understand how to apply their faith to their life. We are always in need of new author submissions for stories and articles.

How can someone best prepare for an appointment with you?

Bring your questions! I will try to answer them the best I can. If you have any questions specifically regarding writing for girls or a younger audience, that is where most of my experience lies. 

Anything you would like to add?

I'm just excited to see what the Write-to-Publish Conference is all about! 


  1. Hi Kelli! How many words are you looking for in your articles? Looking forward to meeting you at Write to Publish!

    1. Hi Olivia. This is Tammie. I forgot to add the website link. I have done that above and this goes to the guidelines page. Thanks for asking.l


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