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Write for the ASCD Blog

Are you a passionate, solution-oriented thinker who would like to write for our blog as part of our community of life-changing educators? Welcome. We look for submissions of shorter, online-only pieces on best practices, innovative and creative approaches and ideas in K–12 education. These are published in the ASCD blog, which has a wide and engaged educator audience.

Articles submitted for the blog should be between 600–1,200 words and written in an approachable, conversational, inviting, nonacademic style. They should be directed toward an audience of practicing educators—including school and district leaders, instructional coaches and learning coordinators, and teachers—and focus on one or more of ASCD's core topic areas: curriculum and instruction; equity and cultural competency; leadership and management; social-emotional learning; technology; and whole child education.

Diversity

In publishing practitioner written online pieces, ASCD highlights diverse voices in education. We foster a dynamic community of passionate thinkers who share ideas around problems of practice and leadership.

What We Look For

In evaluating submissions for the blog, we look for articles that are timely and topical, addressing current issues and problems of practice in the field in a concise, conversational and lively manner. Articles should also be solution-oriented and grounded in authentic educational practice and evidence. Here are some examples of the types of online articles we publish:

  • Best practice pieces on instructional or leadership strategies that offer immediate takeaways for readers.

  • Articles focused on specific problems of practice in a school community (whether at the classroom or leadership level) and proposed or attempted solutions.

  • Pieces highlighting or responding to recent developments, controversies, or research findings in the field.

  • Pieces responding to current events and their implications for schools and educators.

  • Personal stories on professional challenges or successes.

  • Articles for school leaders (including teacher leaders) highlighting ideas and approaches to systemwide change and impact.

  • Articles focused on ideas and improvements in educator professional development.

What We Don't Want

Examples of the types of content we are not likely to publish include term or grad-school papers; research reviews or reports; press releases or product promotions; organizational position/policy statements (including those masked as articles); and attack pieces or political rants. Our style is friendly, conversational, and relaxed. Our blog authors try not to be too formal, too stuffy or overly complicated with lots of educational jargon.

We also do not accept any content that, in whole or in part, has been previously published, in print or online. Nor do we accept pitches for guest posts.

ASCD reserves the right to reject material, whether solicited or otherwise, on the basis of its evaluative criteria and current content needs. ASCD offers no remuneration for articles.

How to Submit a Blog Article

Send your piece as an attachment to an email message, preferably as a double-spaced Word document. Please do not paste the text into the email message or link to a Google doc.

Use the subject line “ASCD Blog Post Submission" when submitting your piece.

Note

Include a short author bio (70 word maximum), social media handles, and contact information in your email.

Please do not include attachments of photos or artwork with your submission. Images will be discussed during the editing process as needed.

Please allow three weeks for a response before querying about the status of your submission.