Celebrating Our 33rd Year! (Now Virtually!)
Founded in 1988, Skipping Stones is a timely and timeless award-winning resource in multicultural and global education. Skipping Stones welcomes art and original writings in every language and from all ages.
In a typical issue of Skipping Stones, you will find poems, stories, articles and photos from many regions of the United States and/or the world: Native American folktales, photos from kids in India or the Ukraine, poems from students in Hawaii or Pennsylvania, letters and drawings from South Africa and Lithuania, cartoons from China, and more might await you. Each issue also contains book reviews, news, and a articles appropriate for both parents and teachers. Non-English writings are accompanied by English translations to encourage the learning of other languages.
Skipping Stones is an award-winning, international magazine. We celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences. Young readers of Skipping Stones, ages 8 to 16, hail from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
We try our best to make the reading of Skipping Stones an active experience, relevant to issues confronting our readers locally and globally. Youth respond to the world through Skipping Stones.
Skipping Stones readers hail from north, south, east, and west. From villages to inner cities, youth have something to say, about their culture, school, religion, environment, neighborhood… and Skipping Stones provides a forum for sharing it. Any way you choose to express your dreams and opinions, Skipping Stones provides 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 with your submissions, subscriptions, suggestions and support. Entice your students (or children) to enter their best creations for our contests and award programs. Make the magazine your showcase for your students’ work.
As a tax-exempt, nonprofit, educational and charitable organization, we rely on grants and donations from foundations and individuals each year to give gift subscriptions to low-income schools and to continue our global service work. There are no commercial advertisements in our pages.
WHILE WE ARE NO LONGER PUBLISHING PRINTED ISSUES OF SKIPPING STONES FOR NOW, WE ARE, HOWEVER, CONTINUING TO ADD NEW CONTENT TO OUR WEBSITE. WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT US AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN TO READ THE NEWLY PUBLISHED POEMS, STORIES AND ESSAYS. THANK YOU!
Latest News: Our special Autumn 2021 issue came out in early September 2021. It features winners of the annual Youth Awards, the Asian Celebration Haiku Contest and the 2021 Book Awards! Everyone published in the issue have been sent complimentary copies of the issue. We will let you know when the new issue is planned