Writing for Techniques


Articles are accepted for publication on a revolving basis, beginning as soon as the Editorial Calendar has been devised and published — with the exception of the September (VISION) issue, for which no unsolicited content will be considered. Interested parties should submit via email a brief proposal to Managing Editor Lia Milgram detailing subject matter, intent and value the article would present Techniques’ readership. Articles accepted for publication should answer who, what, where and when, and also why and how. Why is your topic important? How can the CTE community at large apply your ideas and success in their own schools and organizations?

All articles submitted to Techniques must be original and never published anywhere else. Managing editor (ME) reserves the right to run any and all content submitted to Techniques through plagiarism checker software (Note: Even self-plagiarism is plagiarism unless proper attribution is given.). If it is determined that any or all text has been plagiarized, ME reserves the right to outright reject the article for publication OR might ask the author for revisions.

THEMES are cover story-type articles that tie directly into the, you guessed it, theme of each issue as detailed in the ACTE Techniques Editorial Calendar, which can be found on our website. THEMES range 2000–2500 words in length, including your bio, references and photo captions.

FEATURES are articles that don’t tie directly into the issue’s theme, but that which ME deems important, interesting or otherwise engaging enough to appeal to Techniques’ readership. FEATURES range 1800–2000 words in length, including your bio, references and photo captions.

All articles must be submitted in an editable MS Word file.

Please provide a short (2–3 sentence) bio, including an email address.

Accompanying photographs and charts are accepted and encouraged! These must be delivered in the highest quality possible for print (at least 300 dpi), under separate cover and not embedded in the article document. Photographs must include captions and proper attribution. Graphs, charts and tables must include legend, title and attribution as applicable.

Article copy should be formatted using Associated Press (AP) style guidelines.

The source of any facts or statistics used MUST be cited using APA style. Consider the resources available from Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab for guidance regarding citation format: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Keep the tone conversational, but informative.

Thank you for your interest in writing for Techniques. With comments or questions regarding the article proposal and submission process, please contact Lia Milgram, managing editor, at lmilgram@acteonline.org or by phone at (703) 683-9339.