Is there a particular journal that you really enjoy reading? Your favorite journals are always looking for writers. Why not write an article, on a topic that you are passionate about, for that special publication?
AISL bloggers explore current library topics, entertaining lessons, intriguing displays, research, etc. Bloggers, you might want to turn one of your blog posts into a journal article. We have compiled a list of publications and their writing requirements, plus an article, Writing for Teacher Librarian: A Guide to the Process, which is an excellent resource to read before submitting your work to any journal.
Open your favorite journal link below, and read the submission instructions. For periodicals like Educational Leadership that describe upcoming themes, select one for which you can make a case for your expertise and a unique point of view. Others, like Literacy Today, want you to submit a proposal before you write.
Always read one or more issues before you start the process. When you write for an audience other than school libraries, recognize that the more you can “speak” their language and reflect their goals, the better your communication will be.
Instructions for Submitting Articles
ACCESSPOINTS(ATLIS – Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools)
Educational Leadership (ASCD – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Independent School (NAIS – National Association of Independent Schools)
Independent Ideas Blog (NAIS Blog)
ISTE Publications (International Society for Teaching Technology in Education)
Kappan Magazine (Journal for Educators, members of Phi Delta Kappa)
Knowledge Quest (AASL)
Literacy Today (International Literacy Association membership magazine)
Rethinking Schools (social justice teaching and educational policy)
Teaching Tolerance (social justice teaching and anti-bias topics)
The Publication Group members are available to help you observe, brainstorm, organize, synthesize, and edit your writing. Or, in design thinking terms we can help inspire, ideate, and implement your ideas. We look forward to hearing from you.
Don’t forget to list your AISL membership in your biographical information.
Our next blog post will discuss Editorial Calendars for the different journals.
Debbie Abilock: email@example.com
Tasha Bergson-Michelson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorcas Hand: email@example.com
Christina Karvounis: KarvounisC@Bolles.org
Sara Kelley-Mudie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Leverkus: email@example.com
Nora Murphy: NMurphy@fsha.org