Updated on Nov. 27th, 2023: The 2023 Youth Honor Awards program has been announced!
International Day of the Girl Child, October 11, 2022: See our Contests section for a new writing contest that we are co-sponsoring with Soroptimist International of Eugene… 2023 Women in S.T.E.M. Awards.
Note: After the COVID-19 break, we have resumed our print editions. We are publishing two issues a year (Spring and Autumn issues) now, and also adding online content in between the issues. Our 2022 Awards Issue has been released in the first week of September. Please note that now we’re not using our post office box for snail mail; instead we’re using our street address: 166 W. 12th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401 USA for all mailing and shipping/receiving. Our emails and telephones remain the same.
Founded in 1988, Skipping Stones is a timely and timeless, award-winning resource in multicultural and global education. We welcome your original art and writings in every language and from all ages.
In a typical issue of Skipping Stones, you will find poems, stories, articles, and photos from a region of the world, an ecosystem, and/or a culture. In this leading multicultural magazine, you can read Native American folktales, poems from students in Hawaii, California, or Pennsylvania, cartoons from China, appreciate photos or art from kids in India or Ukraine, and much more. Each issue features book recommendations, noteworthy news, and articles appropriate for both parents and teachers. Each submission is read by multiple reviewers before it is accepted for publication so as to assure high quality content.
Skipping Stones is an international magazine. We celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, and facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences. Readers and contributors of Skipping Stones, ages 8 to 16, and their educators, hail from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Youth respond to the world through Skipping Stones. We try to make the reading of Skipping Stones an active experience, relevant to issues confronting our readers locally and globally. Our contributors hail from all countries of the world. From villages to inner cities, youth have something to say about their culture and religion, environment and neighborhood, or town and school, and Skipping Stones provides a forum for sharing it. Any way they choose to express their dreams and opinions, we provide a place for writers and artists of all ages and backgrounds to communicate creatively and openly.
We invite you to participate in this exciting forum, now in its 34th year, with your submissions, subscriptions, suggestions, and support. Are you an educator—parent, teacher or a librarian? You might entice your students (or children) to send their best creations for our regular issues or annual awards. Make the magazine a showcase for your students’ creative work. Skipping Stones welcomes art and original writings in every language and from all ages.
Our most recent issue featured winners of the 2022 Youth Awards, the annual Asian Celebration Haiku/Tanka Contest, as well as a national creative writing contest for fifth graders (organized by the American Immigration Council) on the theme of America, the nation of Immigrants, and our annual recommendations of multicultural and nature books for all ages.
We plan to continue adding new online content in between issues. Since we suspended our quarterly schedule during the Covid pandemic, we have been publishing new content on our website. We invite you to visit our website often to check out the poems, stories, art, and essays. Reading our digital content is absolutely free. Visit as often as you can!
As a tax-exempt, nonprofit, educational, and charitable organization, we rely on grants and donations from foundations and individuals each year to send gift subscriptions and back issues to low-income schools and to continue our educational and charitable work. There are no commercial advertisements on our pages.