I’ve been a teacher of writing for 25 years in colleges and universities. I began writing for education markets five years ago when I wrote and published three editorials at The Adjunct Advocate. This week, I sold an article to an education journal about using disability literature in writing and reading classrooms.
I’ve found (and hope you will, too) that the education market is a booming platform for inspired articles about all aspects of education. Whether you’re a teacher with innovative ideas for how to teach your favorite subject, or a parent who’s concerned about your children’s education, or a freelance writer with an interest in education, there are many paying education markets in the United States and abroad where you can publish your work. Let’s look at some of them.
Instructor Magazine, published by Scholastic, is aimed at teachers of grades K-8. According to Instructor’s writers’ guidelines, “articles may cover classroom management and practice, education trends and issues, suggestions for professional development, and in-depth lesson plans and strategy descriptions.”
Teacher Magazine is published by Editorial Projects in Education (EPE). EPE summarizes their mission on their web site: “Our primary mission is to help raise the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. We cover local, state, and national news and issues from preschool through the 12th grade.” Send your op-ed/personal essays to Teacher Magazine.
Teaching Tolerance Magazine is produced by Southern Poverty Law Center. Teaching Tolerance, according to their web site, is “dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.” Send your articles about such things as teaching marginalized student populations to this magazine.
Today’s Catholic Teacher “is aimed at K-8 educators concerned with private education in general and Catholic education in particular.” According to their writers’ guidelines, some subjects the magazine covers are as follows: “Developments in curriculum, testing, technology, school relationships, creative teaching, school and community needs, classroom management, and administration as it affects the classroom. National issues and trends which are of concern to Catholic educators. Suggestions on the teaching of curricular subjects, including all academic areas as well as religion.”
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine focuses on Christian, home-based education. They welcome content ranging from anecdotes about homeschooling to academically-oriented pieces about such things as conferences to research pieces.
Home Education Magazine is another magazine that focuses on homeschooling. This magazine addresses many diverse school subjects including reading, writing, math, history, science, nature, the arts, travel, world culture, socialization, technology and more. The magazine also looks at such things as homeschooling history, purposes and laws.
The Chronicle of Higher Education investigates all aspects of higher ed. This newspaper appears weekly in print except for every other week during June, July, and August, and the last three weeks in December. Online, The Chronicle appears every weekday. The Chronicle Review, the magazine section of The Chronicle of Higher Education, “is looking for first-rate essays and opinion pieces on intellectual issues of broad interest to an academic audience and beyond…[They] are also are interested in personal essays…for [their] Observer page.” The Career section is looking for personal essays and advice pieces. You can also send pieces to the Point of View and Commentary columns, which are more policy-focused.
The Adjunct Advocate is “a magazine for adjunct, part-time, full-time temporary, visiting and sabbatical replacement faculty at two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.” The Adjunct Advocate strives to help make this population of teachers’ lives easier. Send them anything from teaching tips to editorials about the politics of teaching part-time.
Teaching Theatre Magazine, according to their writers’ guidelines, “is a quarterly educational theatre journal published by the Educational Theatre Association…The majority of the journal’s readers are high school theatre teachers. The magazine is a mix of “advocacy, how-to, and theory.” Articles range from pieces on curriculum development and how-to pieces concerning acting, directing and playwriting.
Finally, Modern English Teacher is a magazine for English language teachers with a readership in 100 countries. The magazine is produced in England. The quarterly publication is looking for all kinds of articles on teaching English in the primary and secondary grades up through higher education, but does not accept unsolicited reviews.
So there you have itñsome paying education markets. Again, whether you’re a teacher, a parent or a freelancer interested in education, get started today. Help to make our educational system a little better by throwing in your two (or three) cents. You’ll at least get a little something back, and in some cases, you’ll be amply rewarded for your time and effort.
rates are negotiable
honorarium payment – $75.00-150.00
“accepts submissions all the time, but please be patient…”
Teaching Tolerance Magazine
rates are negotiable
email for writers’ guidelines (use comment form on web site)
Today’s Catholic Teacher Magazine
features pay $100.00-$250.00
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Home Education Magazine
$50.00-$100.00 for feature articles
The Chronicle of Higher Education
rates are negotiable
$150.00-$350.00 – features
$125.00-$150.00 – essays
$50.00 – reviews
email for guidelines: editor-at-adjunctadvocate.com
Modern English Teacher
£50/article and £100/keynote article
Laura Yeager writes literary fiction, and nonfiction for many kinds of markets. Her nonfiction frequently appears in The Writer Magazine, bp Magazine and at thesavvygal.com. She also works as a professional blogger and speechwriter. She teaches online fiction writing at Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Laura is currently looking for an agent for a middle-grade novel series.