I was just given a link to an a children’s quarterly magazine that’s accepting open submissions. It’s also in Ireland.
The name of the periodical is The Caterpillar.
Please be advised that although I haven’t personally dealt with them, so haven’t any recommendation specifically. I’d love to hear from anyone who has, if nothing else, to confirm the validity of the publication and the open submissions. On inquiry, I was advised by Claire that they’re not currently paying for submissions. I may not be submitting to them, mostly because I’m not sure about writing for children, yet. Don’t want to scare the wee ones or anything.
That said, I like the idea of a regular publication that is geared for children, and may encourage them to be creative in a world that sometimes tries to encourage conformity. Their first issue is scheduled to launch on June 4, 2013.
If you do explore this avenue, please let me know how it works out for you.