After the COVID-19 break, we are resuming our print editions. To begin with, we will publish two issues a year (Spring and Autumn issues), and also add new online content in between the issues. Our Awards issue is at the printers now; it will be released in the first week of September. Also note that now we’re not using our post office box for postal mail; you can use our street address (166 W. 12th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401 USA) instead.
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 2021 Youth Awards, the Asian Celebration Haiku 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.
After this long Covid-19 pandemic, we are ready to begin publishing the issues again. For now, we will publish semi-annually (two issues a year). Our Autumn 2022 issue will feature the 2022 Book Awards, Youth Honor Awards, and the annual Haiku and Tanka Contest, among other things.
We also plan to continue adding new online content. Since we suspended our quarterly schedule, we have been publishing new content to 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.