Updates on My Light Magazine

My Light Magazine, a Catholic children’s free e-zine for children has some updates.

First – My Light is looking for a new Art Director and possibly an assistant.
Here’s the info:

Be a Part of the My Light Team!

Art Director for My Light Magazine


The Art Director at My Light Magazine is responsible for acquiring and coordinating illustrations for poems, stories and articles. Organizational skills and follow up skills are a must.

The Art Director realizes this, as other positions at My Light Magazine, are on a volunteer basis for now.


• Recruit new illustrators

• Coordinate illustrators with manuscripts

• Follow up with illustrators who agree to illustrate a manuscript

• Send illustrations to Editor-in-Chief

• Perform other duties as needed

If interested, please contact Editor-in-Chief, Jennifer Gladen at

mylightmagazine@msn.com  or editor@mylightmagazine.com  

Second: My Light recognizes the time and energy of all our volunteers should be honored and respected. That is why we are still striving to become a paying market. One way we hope to do this is to participate in the I Give program.

Supporters sign up at I Give.com and choose My Light Catholic Magazine as their cause. When they do this and shop via store links on I Give, a percentage of your purchases goes to My Light. Also – there’s a way to support us without spending one dime! All you have to do is use the ISearchIGive search engine when you are signed in to I Give and My Light will receive 1 penny – sometimes more – per search you do. Here’s an easy way to sign up and help us:


Also – there’s a special promotion going on now offering more help for the magazine. Click here  for more details

My Light Magazine Names Non Fiction Editor


Media Contact: Jennifer Gladen


Email: editor@mylightmagazine.com



Pennsylvania (June 15, 2009)– My Light Magazine, a Catholic centered online magazine for children, announces a new member of the My Light Team. Author Tracy Becker accepted the position of Non-Fiction Editor. She will assist in reviewing and editing non-fiction submissions including Bible stories, articles, profiles on saints and activities. Be sure to catch her monthly column titled “Year of the Priest”.

“If you’re thinking of submitting, please be sure to include a bibliography,” says Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Gladen. “One important duty Tracy Becker will have is to verify the bibliographies.”

Tracy Becker received her education from the Institute of Children’s Literature and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators. She has been writing for all ages for almost 15 years. Her work has appeared in Religion Teacher’s Journal, Maryfaithful, and the Una Voce Columbus newsletter. She is currently working on 2 adult books and a children’s Christmas activity book.

When asked how she felt about joining My Light, Tracy responded, “I am happy to be on the My Light Team!”

Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Gladen is also excited about My Light’s new addition. “Tracy has some great ideas for the magazine. We can’t wait to share them with everyone.”

The My Light Team looks forward to working with Tracy Becker. Non-fiction submissions can be sent to tracybecker@mylightmagazine.com with a bibliography.

Jennifer Gladen, Editor-in-Chief: editor@mylightmagazine.com

Jaclyn Morales, Assistant Editor: jaclynmorales@mylightmagazine.com

Carol Brook, Illustrator Coordinator: Carolbrooke@mylightmagazine.com

Diane Smit, Poetry Editor: Dianesmit@mylightmagazine.com

Website: http://mylightmagazine.com


Article featuring My Light Magazine

Author Mayra Calvani interviewed me about My Light Magazine and my books that are under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing.

In the article, we discuss what My Light contains, our contents and our submission policies. Don’t miss the book descriptions at the end about my upcoming picture books: A Star in the Night, Teresa’s Shadow, and Angel Donor.

Click here to see the article on Suite 101.
You can also visit Mayra’s blog here. Check out her pet blog also. You don’t want to miss out on the fun over there!

Come Visit My Light Magazine

The March Issue of My Light Magazine is up and running. Be sure to stop by our latest stories, articles, poems and activities. As always, Candace J Hardy supplied us with her monthly contribution of paper dolls Tessa and Patrick. Don’t forget to leave a comment in our guestbook. Or you can send your comment to the editor with “Light Beams” in the subject line. When you do this, you could see your thoughts or comments up in our Light Beams section of the magazine.

Jen’s Writing Tips

I’m starting a new series on my blog called Jen’s Writing Tips. I am still learning along with all the other authors, as we all are constantly learning and growing. The purpose is to help others achieve their writing goals. Each post in the series will hopefully give you something to think about on your next project. Enjoy and good luck! Feel free to leave a comment after any of the posts. Readers may appreciate the feedback.

Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com

My Light Magazine

The new issue of My Light Magazine is up at http://mylightmagazine.com . We have a new addition to the My Light team this month. Her name is Carol Brooke and she is our new Illustrator Coordinator. She will match manuscripts with illustrators and review illustration submissions ( if you’d like to send a sample and help out as an illustrator, please send 3 samples and a cover letter to carolbrooke@mylightmagazine.com .) She has been a tremendous help already. We look forward to working with her.

The new issue of My Light includes an interview with Carol Brooke. Please visit http://mylightmagazine.com and click on Meet Carol Brooke to learn more about her. As always, thank you for reading My Light Magazine.

Submissions for My LIght Magazine


We are in need of stories and articles for January asap. The earlier the better so I can give our illustrators time to work on the project.

Also- illustrators – if you have time or are willing to work on a short deadline this month e-mail me asap and let me know what you prefer to do: story, article, poetry, designs to perk up stories, etc.

In addition – we are now accepting submissions in every category for our February, March APril and May issues. The categories include: stories, articles, poems, puzzles, arts and crafts, recipes, profiles on saints (which will be up year-round)

PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND ALL SUBS IN AN ATTACHMENT,with category and age group in the subject line ( this helps us with our organizing). Send subs to our assistant editor:

jaclyn morales

Any further questions contact Jaclyn or


Or feel free to post a question in the My Light Group if you think others will benefit. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/mylight

As always, thanks for your help!

Jennifer Gladen
My Light Magazine