GIRLS WITH DREAMS
BECOME WOMEN WITH VISION
I know the power that a young girl carries in her heart when she has a vision and a mission.
kahani is a print magazine for girls by girls from around the world, designed to inform, elevate and inspire. Meant for 12-to-18 year old girls, kahani features stories from girls who live in a range of communities, cultures, and countries.
Our Preview Issue was released in Spring 2021, and Our Period Issue launched in honor of International Day of the Girl 2021. Our newest issue—focused on our planet and climate change—will be released later this year!
Now, we’re looking for stories from girls to be featured in one of our upcoming issues, covering more amazing themes:
+ Our Emotions Issue: Exploring YOUR Feelings, Big & Small
+ Our Leadership Issue: How Girls Lead Around the World
+ You Tell Us! Share a story on any topic that YOU like and think is important!
If you are excited to share a story about any of the above topics, or anything else that inspires you, we would love to hear from you!
We believe that investing in girls and lifting up their stories will inspire countless others around the world.
SO, WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We’re looking for any of the following, submitted by girls 12-18:
+ Writing: Narrative essays told from your perspective, fictional stories, poetry, interviews with other girls, or reporting and/or opinions on issues that matter in your community
+ Photography: Photo essays that document your home, community, or friends and classmates that illustrate a particular theme, like mental health or leadership
+ Artwork: Drawings, paintings, illustrations, or collage art that can be photographed or scanned
+ Advice columns: Share advice about relationships, school, or other topics by fielding and responding to questions from other girls around the world—we can work with you on this!
+ Games & Puzzles: Crosswords, word searches or other games, inspired by what you would like to share with girls about any topic
The following are questions to inspire your submission. These are simply suggestions! Feel free to share any story you wish, on our themes of feelings, leadership, or on another topic of your choice!
And if you’re interested in contributing to another themed issue:
+ Our Emotions: How do you manage stressful situations in your life—at school, at home or with friends? Why is it important to manage your feelings, especially as a girl? What is your biggest fear and how can you overcome it? Share something that has made you cry—either happy tears or sad tears. When have you lost power? What is your strongest emotion? When have you felt intense anger, how did you deal with it, and is it okay that you felt this anger?
+ Our Leaders: What is a problem in our world that needs to be fixed and how would you solve it? How have you stepped up to be a leader? What superpower do you have that would make you a great leader? Why is it important for girls to be leaders? What does leadership mean to you?
Remember, you can write about one of our themes or about anything else you like! We just want to hear YOUR story from YOU!
HOW TO SUBMIT
+ First, you will need to provide some basic information about yourself – name, age, country, town, language, contact information – in order to complete the kahani submission form. Please have this information ready!
+ We welcome submissions in languages other than English. If possible, please submit your contribution in your native language, along with an English translation. If you prefer to submit in your native language only, that is okay—we will work to create an English translation with you!
+ When you are ready, please use this online form to submit your contribution. If you need assistance with submitting, please contact us over email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered for Our Emotions and Leaders Issues, please submit your story no later than JUNE 30, 2022.
If you have questions about how to contribute to our magazine, please reach out to kahani over email at email@example.com. When you are ready to submit your piece(s), please use this online form. If you have trouble with the form, do reach out to us over email.