Teachers & Writers Collaborative Submission Guidelines


Teachers & Writers Magazine

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) publishes Teachers & Writers Magazine as a resource for teaching the art of writing in kindergarten through college and in non-classroom settings. The online magazine presents a wide range of ideas and approaches, as well as lively explorations of T&W’s mission: “educating the imagination.”

Audience: Most readers of Teachers & Writers Magazine teach writing to young people or adults within or outside formal education settings. The magazine publishes both practical and theoretical work and the editors look for writing that is concise, lively, and geared toward a general audience. In addition to reviewing the current online issue of the magazine, we invite you to sample content from the previous print version of the magazine. 

Payment: Contributors to Teachers & Writers Magazine receive a small honorarium, payable upon publication. All submissions are on spec and there is no kill fee

Rights: T&W reserves the right to publish articles accepted for Teachers & Writers Magazine in other T&W digital or print publications; to authorize others to reprint articles in the form in which they appeared in the magazine; and to authorize posting on non-T&W websites of articles in the form in which they appeared in the magazine, with credit to T&W and links to the magazine and T&W websites. All other rights revert to the author.

Types of Articles: The Teachers & Writers Magazine Editorial Board welcomes submissions related to the following magazine sections.

  • Educating the Imagination: Articles, essays, editorials, and meditations that explore T&W’s mission, “educating the imagination,” tackle current issues and concerns in arts education, and/or advocate for the value of the literary arts. (1,500–3,000 words) 
  • The Teaching Artist Voice: A place for teaching artists—writers and other working artists who teach at K–12 schools and community sites—to contribute personal essays discussing any and all aspects of their work, sharing ideas, frustrations, revelations, humor, struggles, and successes. (500–1,500 words)
  • “In the Classroom” Exercises/Lesson Plans: Innovative lessons/ideas for teaching creative writing, presented in clear, lively prose. “In the Classroom” submissions should provide sufficient detail (e.g., resources needed, texts that might be used as models) to enable a reader to teach the lesson without having to refer to other sources. When possible, one or two samples of student writing resulting from the lesson should be included. [Note: Submissions should include signed permission for use of student writing from the student (if 18 or older) or from a parent/guardian (if the student is under 18).] (1,000 to 3,000 words)
  • Interviews: Conversations with poets, novelists, nonfiction writers, and playwrights about their work and craft, as well as their thoughts on creative writing education; individuals from other fields about the impact of the arts on their lives and why they believe arts education is important. (2,000 to 4,000 words)
  • Student Voices: To celebrate the creativity of students who participate in writers-in-the-schools programs or community creative writing opportunities, Teachers & Writers Magazine will publish student writing, as well as photos, audio, and video of students reading their work. [Note: Submissions should include signed permission for use of the material from the student (if 18 or older) or from a parent/guardian (if the student is under 18).] (Up to five pieces of exceptional student work.)
  • Links: Links to articles of interest to writers, educators, teaching artists, and others involved in writing education; information about upcoming events for literary artists and writing teachers and students; student writing contests and places students can submit work; and other resources for the creative writing education field.

Submitting to Teachers & Writers MagazineSubmissions to Teachers & Writers Magazine must be in Word format, and photos should be in .jpg format. Submissions must be sent via e-mail to editors@twc.org. Please include the name of the section for which the submission is intended in the e-mail subject line. Submissions will not be accepted via mail or fax.

Questions regarding these submission guidelines and Teachers & Writers Magazine should be directed to editors@twc.org, 212-691-6950.

Teachers & Writers Collaborative Books

Teachers & Writers Collaborative is not accepting book proposals at this time.