Choice Literacy readers are looking for the "how" of literacy leadership written by smart, funny, passionate educators. We publish writing with fresh ideas and strong craft — the type of writing that gets literacy leaders to sit up and say, "What a great idea" and "I could do that too." Please read the work on our site to find out what we like. We recommend becoming a free newsletter subscriber or member and reading our content. Our specific submission guidelines are below.
Choice Literacy seeks:
• Short nonfiction and personal essays of about 1,000 words
• Writing rooted in classroom experiences
• A distinct voice
• Previously unpublished work
• A 1-2 punch piece – the article sets a believable classroom or school context and gives literacy leaders a new tool, idea or reflective strategy to try.
Electronic submissions only. Send your document as an attachment or within an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org — you can also choose to query first with your ideas for a submission. In your query, a link to previously published writing, current blog or other work is appreciated. Standard response time is 1-3 weeks.
What we aren't looking for:
• Pieces that are highly intellectual and read like an advanced degree thesis
• Rants about the state of education today
• Writing from consultants with little current classroom experience
• Essays that use copyrighted assessments or teaching techniques developed by others
Authors are paid for contributions within one month of publication. We hope to hear from you soon!