Ant Keeper Magazine is the leading magazine for ant keepers worldwide. Whether you are a beginner or experienced keeper, there is something for everyone. This full-colour, quarterly publication is available in print or online, and features interesting, in-depth articles from expert, interviews with prominent figures in the field, species profiles, product reviews and more.

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We'd like to invite all the kids to submit their best ant-related artwork, poetry and short stories to the magazine. We'll select some to publish in each issue and all those printed will win their creators a copy of the magazine and exclusive fANTastic prize pack! 

To submit your work, please get your parent or guardian to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a scanned copy of your artwork (at least 300 dpi please, in jpg or PDF format) or typed or scanned copy of your poem or short story (again, at least 300 dpi in jpg or PDF format if it’s a scan).

Please also include your name (first name with initial will do) and age. We will also need your parent or guardian to give us permission to publish your work, so please ensure that the following declaration is included with the submission:

I [insert parent’s/guardian’s name here], [insert relationship to the child] of [insert child’s name here] give my permission for their work to be published in Ant Keeper Magazine and/or Ant Keeper Juniors. I am happy for this image/text to be used within the publication and associated promotion for the magazine, with attributed credit. Please use “[insert the name and age to be used for the child, eg. ANTony, 8]” to identify the author/artist.

So, to sum up, here’s a handy dandy checklist for submitting artwork or writing to Ant Keeper Juniors:

  1. Attach artwork (300 dpi in jpg or PDF format) OR poem/short story (300 dpi in jpg or PDF OR typed text)
  2. Include your name and age
  3. Include your parent’s/guardian’s declaration

That’s it! We’re looking forward to receiving some fabulous work and seeing all the young talent out there!


Lots of love,

TheAnt Keeper Magazine Team


We're currently putting together Issue 5, but it's set to be yet another fANTastic issue, packed full of great content for ant keepers the world over.

If you've read the first four issues, we hope that you've enjoyed them. The articles are all written by people with a passion for ants, whether they are ant keepers or entomologists. Even our Editor is an ant keeper and is rarely found without spare test tubes during nuptial flight season!

We hope that our readers from issues 1-4 will join us for Issue 5, available, as ever, electronically AND in print, by single issue or subscription!

Can't wait for more great Ant Keeper Magazine content? Buy now to make sure you're on the mailing list to get your copy FIRST!

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Are you curious about Ant Keeper Magazine and not sure whether to take the plunge and subscribe? Or perhaps you'd like to learn a bit more about ant keeping and want to dip a toe in the ocean of knowledge on the hobby. You're in luck as we're now offering a FREE sample article online or in print.

To access the article online, click the cover below. To request a print copy (limit of one per household), please email your name and address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read our FREE article about why ants make great pets (and what to tell parents/flatmates or significant others you're trying to convert) today!


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1. The promoter is: Peacock Moon Publishing whose registered office is at 89 Coleford Bridge Road, Camberley, Surrey GU16 6DN, UK.

2. The competition is open to anyone aged 13 years or over with an Instagram and/or Facebook account except employees of Peacock Moon Publishing and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.

3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are available in Issue 4 of the magazine as well as on the website at

6. The competition is running on Facebook and Instagram.

7. Only one entry per social media platform will be accepted per person (up to a maximum of two entries in total per person). More than two entries from the same person will be disqualified.

8. Closing date for entry will be the 30th of June 2019. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

9. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

10. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:

Take a picture of yourself holding a copy of Ant Keeper Magazine OR a sign with Ant Keeper Magazine written on it and post it on Instagram and/or Facebook with the hashtag #iloveantkeepermagazine

11. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

12. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

13. The prizes include: an Ant Keeper Magazine sticker and poster pack, five 3D printed ant keyrings, a £10 voucher for LC Ants, a £10 voucher for British Ants, a print subscription to the magazine.

The prizes offered are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

14. Winners will be chosen at random by software from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.

15. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Instagram/Facebook within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

16. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.

17. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

18. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

19. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

20. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

21. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

22. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

23. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or any other social network. You are providing your information to Peacock Moon Publishing and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at

24. Peacock Moon Publishing‘s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

25.  Peacock Moon Publishing reserves the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.

26. Peacock Moon Publishing also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

We are giving away an amazing array of prizes, from vouchers for your favourite ant shop to posters, stickers, magazine subscriptions and more!

Simply take a picture of yourself holding a copy of Ant Keeper Magazine OR a sign with Ant Keeper Magazine written on it and post it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #iloveantkeepermagazine to be in with a chance to win prizes from our big sack o’ prizes! Hurry, entries close on the 30th of June 2019 so get in quick!

Make sure you read the very exciting terms and conditions!

You can win prizes from: