Kookie is a collaboration, founded and produced by childhood friends Nicky Shortridge and Vivien Jones – along with a talented bunch of creative contributors and printers. Issue 1 was published in December 2017.

Since meeting in high school 30+ years ago, our professional lives have travelled through editing, writing, publishing and design. Today we’re parents too (I have a pre-teen son, Viv has two teenage daughters). Kookie is the kind of magazine we wish we had growing up – and couldn’t believe wasn’t widely available today.

I live in Australia, Viv is in the UK, and Kookie is magically created somewhere in between.

Welcome to our magazine!

– Nicky

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Who is Kookie for?

Kookie is created for pre-teen girls aged around 7-ish to 12-ish. But anyone can enjoy it!

Where’s the advertising?

There isn’t any! Just 52+ pages of fantastic content and no ads at all.

Why print?

Kookie is proudly print, because pre-teens love interacting with a physical magazine – receiving it in the post, colouring in pictures, filling out quizzes, reading stories on the page – all without a charger in sight.

Can boys read Kookie too?

Of course they can (and do). Our magazine is girl-led, but we work hard to keep the content non-gendered. Reading about girls in challenging, creative and leading roles is good for everyone!

How do I get a copy?

You can subscribe or buy a single issue here.

Where do you ship Kookie to?

Anywhere in the world.

Why are there two editions?

We print Kookie in Australia and the UK. It’s the same fabulous magazine, with unique local features keeping content relevant for readers of each edition. Our aim is to build a worldwide community of Kookie goodness.

Can I contribute to Kookie?

We LOVE to hear from readers. If you’re a pre-teen girl who likes to write, draw or take photographs, or have something special to say – about absolutely anything! – please get in touch. Find out more about submitting to Kookie here.

Want to know more? Ask us here.


A bit about us

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‘No fashion, no beauty, no shopping, no gossip, no celebrities, no plastic and absolutely no ads. So very refreshing!’