Educational magazines can sometimes be difficult to get into. However, we’ve found some publications that actively encourage new writers to query or send work directly to them. All of the following magazines pay for the submissions they receive, which means that all you have to do is consult their website to see which one your talents are best suited for.
Welcome to our list.
Note: You can even more magazines that pay writers — in over 20 niches — here.
Notre Dame Magazine is a widely-circulated, quarterly publication of the University Of Notre Dame. It is dedicated to reporting alumni-activities, and covers institutional events, people and trends. This publication also addresses relevant topics for its Catholic audience. They expect feature articles to be 2,000 words or more.
Notre Dame Magazine invites you to pitch your ideas via email.
Teachers & Writers Magazine is dedicated to teaching the art of writing through college as well as in non-classroom settings. They are in need of articles on the following subjects: Lesson plans, Interviews, Student writing and The art of teaching writing.
Pitches, ideas and articles are to be sent via email. Please check the site for their detailed editorial guidelines.
ASBJ is billed as the ‘nation’s oldest education publication’. They provide the most comprehensive accounts of emerging education trends and solutions available to school board members, superintendents, and other administrators. They encourage prospective writers to submit manuscripts of no more than 2,500 words long.
This publication likes emails to be sent in a specific way, so please read their website carefully before starting work.
Pay: $300 (Australian)
The School Magazine is a widely-read Australian literary magazine, showcasing the most-talented and best-loved children authors and artists from Australia and around the world. They are in need of high-quality stories, poems, plays, activities and non-fiction texts.
They expect you to pitch your ideas and stories via email, following a specific format outlined on their website.
American Educator is a quarterly magazine of the American Federation of Teachers. They presently need articles on the following topics: new trends in education, politics, features on current problems in education, education law and professional ethics.
American Educator invites freelancers to send them pitches, rather than completed articles .
Kappan Magazine is dedicated to addressing issues related to K-12 education. They are in need of content that interests most K-12 educators.
They expect writers to send manuscripts – including an abstract – of no more than 100 words, via email or by post. Please be familiar with the publication before attempting to write for them.
Pay: 50 cents per word
Aurora Magazine is dedicated to, and published for alumni and friends of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. They invite prospective freelancers to pitch ideas via email.
This magazine is only published twice a year, so do check their website for editorial guidelines and calls for submissions.
Pay: $1 per word
Teaching Tolerance is targeted to pre K-12 educators. They are in need of articles on the following pieces: Features, Why I Teach and Story corner. They expect feature articles to not exceed the 1,600 words limit.
This publication likes writers to send queries via email. They also encourage prospective freelancers to make themselves familiar with the magazine before writing their piece.
Middlebury Magazine highlights the high level of academic and cultural achievement at Middlebury College. They are in need of articles for their department pieces, features, back-page essay, fiction contest, Nuts and Bolts.
Middlebury Magazine runs print and digital formats of their publication and has separate guidelines for each department. Please do peruse their website for detailed information on submissions.
10. Mizzou Magazine
Mizzou Magazine is dedicated to maintaining the emotional link between alumni and their alma mater. They are in need of articles on the following topics: education, food, health and environment.
They expect pitches to be made by email. Submission guidelines are detailed on their site, so make use of these before sending in your proposal.
11. Tech Direction
Tech Direction covers a wide range of topics related to technology, CTE and applied science education. They invite prospective writers to submit content on the above subjects. They expect each manuscript to not exceed the 2,000 words limit.
Pitch your ideas via email. This publication also welcomes photos with submissions.
THSC Review publishes reviews on curriculum and explores the different approaches to various learning styles. They invite submissions of articles within 1,000 and 1,200 words.
This publication likes pitches and ideas to be sent by email. Please make yourself familiar with the magazine before querying.
13. Screen Education
Screen Education Magazine publishes articles by educators and scholars. They invite submissions on screen literacy programs for teachers and students within the primary and secondary school departments – in all curriculum areas.
Screen Education expects pitches and ideas to be sent by email.
The College Store magazine is dedicated to helping collegiate retailers improve their service, operations, and bottom line. They are interested in effective practices, emerging trends, problem solving, and innovations related to running a successful college store.
They are in need of content on the following topics: Merchandising and Marketing, Campus Relations, Student shopping behaviors, Financial Management and more.
They have published detailed information of how they expect articles to be sent to them on their website. Please do have a look at these before writing.
Today’s Catholic Teacher is a widely-read publication targeted to K-8 educators concerned with private and Catholic education. They invite prospective writers to submit feature articles no longer than 1,500 words.
This publication has a specific system for submissions, so it’s a good idea to peruse their site before starting work.
Tribal College Journal showcases and promotes American Indian higher education in institutions. They are in need of content for the next issues themed, ‘Good Medicine’ – as found on their website.
This publication works closely with an editorial calendar, so please check on these way in advance before pitching articles or ideas to them.
WIHE is dedicated to providing women on campus with practical ideas and insights to be more effective in their careers and lives. They encourage prospective writers to submit articles not exceeding the 2,200 words limit.
Each department has a different editorial theme, so it’s a great idea to check this closely before planning your writing.
Milwaukee Magazine covers people, issues and places of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin. They are in need of content for the schools and education department. They expect each article to not exceed the 5,000 words limit.
Pitches and ideas are to be emailed to the appropriate personnel on the website.