Invalid username and/or password.

Forgot Password?

Header Logo



Writing for Techniques



If you would like to write for Techniques, here are a few guidelines to help you get started.

The style for this publication is journalistic. This basically means “write what you need to write.” We are looking for stories, solutions to problems, case studies, and profiles of interesting people within the career and technical education community.

It is best to submit a half-page proposal to Lia Milgram, giving a description of your project, and we will let you know if you should continue writing the story. If you are encouraged to proceed, the best way to write most of these stories is to begin with the issue/concern/highlight, move into solution/options/reason, and close with the results. Most of these articles will run between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

For those who prefer a more academic angle, the magazine has “Research Report,” a perfect place for the academic articles. Techniques magazine is not peer reviewed. Articles for this department must be under 2,500 words.

Check out the editorial calendar for the themes of each issue, as well as the submission deadlines. Even with the themes, you are not required to submit articles that address the themes. ACTE features a variety of stories every issue, so write on the topic of your choice. As a member of ACTE, you already have a pretty good idea of the kind of information career and technical educators find useful. Use that knowledge to write your article.

ACTE prefers to receive articles in Word format. ACTE also likes any graphics (photos, charts, graphs) that might be relevant. Photos should be clear and at least 300 dpi. Articles can be sent electronically to Lia Milgram.

Techniques magazine is a publication for and about career and technical education. ACTE encourages you to share your stories. Just think of the pull it will have with your family, students, administrator or tennis partner! We look forward to your submission.

All submissions are subject to review. Receipt of submissions does not imply acceptance or agreement for publication.

If you need any assistance, inspiration or encouragement, please feel free to contact Lia Milgram by e-mail, or call 800-826-9972.

Join Sq


Login above for access to member information


Join/Renew · Learn About Membership


Divisions · Regions · State Associations


Techniques Editorial Calendar

Those interested in writing for Techniques should check these guidelines. Advertisers, contact Tom Minich.

Reprints and Copy Permission

For back issues, please contact ACTE member services at 800-826-9972. Members may access the contents of all issues of Techniques from September 2002 forward on the ACTE website. Online access is subject to prevailing copyright protections, and prior written permission from ACTE is required for all reprints and copies. Members can request an additional copy of Techniques for missing, lost or damaged copies, but fulfillment of this request cannot be guaranteed after 90 days from issue date.


ACTE Calendar

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ACTE Region III Conference 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Missouri ACTE Summer Conference 2017

View All Events