About Pure in Heart

Pure in Heart Stories is a new online and print magazine of Christian-themed stories, poetry, and artwork created by adults, for children between the ages of 6 and 11 years old — though we hope to attract readers of all ages!

Pure in Heart Stories is the little sister of our “grown-up” literature and art journal, Heart of Flesh Literary Journal. (Please keep in mind before clicking the link, Heart of Flesh is NOT for children!)

Our name comes from one of our favorite beatitudes, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8). We are a fan of pure hearts, questioning hearts, grieving hearts, joyful hearts, and hearts that long to see good triumph over evil.

Our magazine will appear twice a year, during the months of May and November.


About the Editors:

Veronica McDonald is founder and co-editor of Pure in Heart Stories and Heart of Flesh Literary Journal. She publishes and designs both Pure in Heart and Heart of Flesh, and is the primary reader in all categories. Veronica is a fiction writer, poet, artist, and mom of three, fun kids who love books.

Mia McDonald is the 8-year-old co-editor of Pure in Heart Stories. Mia came up with the idea for Pure in Heart Stories after realizing her mom was never going to let her read the latest issues of Heart of Flesh. Mia has the final say on all stories, poetry, and art submitted. She loves to read, write, create art, and play soccer, and plans to open a space in Pure in Heart for kids to submit in the near future.