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Do you have a story to tell? Perhaps it’s something you’ve realized over the course of your career about how to get students excited about learning, a strategy you recently tried that didn’t quite work out and how you changed course, or an aha moment that led you to rethink how you teach a particular subject or lesson. If so, you’re in the right place.

We welcome pitches on all academic subjects and grades from pre-K through 12. And we’re always interested in pitches on our core strategies: tech integration, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, project-based learning, social and emotional learning, and professional learning. To learn more, watch a recording of our live, informational Write for Us event held on June 27, 2024.

How to Propose an Article to Us

Write for Us Guide
Check out these tips for writing an article pitch.
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Send an email to GUESTBLOG at EDUTOPIA (dot) ORG with “Guest Blog: [Proposed Post Title]” in the subject line, and be sure to include the following information:

  • A few sentences describing your proposed article and a detailed outline or description (the finished article will be around 850–1,000 words)
  • Links to any multimedia you plan to include
  • A few words about the intended target audience for your article (e.g., high school math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, etc.)
  • A roughly 80-word bio with details about your role in education, including your current job
  • Three to five links to other pieces (if any) you’ve written, particularly for academic publications
  • Full disclosure of any commercial interest in any products or services mentioned
  • Your X (formerly Twitter) handle, if you have one

Please note: We accept only original submissions. If your post has appeared elsewhere, we will not accept it.

Some Resources to Inspire You

Photos of educators who have written for Edutopia recently
Courtesy of the writers
From left: Recent contributors Hedreich Nichols, a district tech lead; assistant principal Alexandra Auriemma; middle school teacher Thomas Courtney; and English as a new language teacher Sarah Elia

If you’ve never published an article before or are wondering whether your idea is a good one for Edutopia’s audience, we have some tips for how to write a pitch, and the information below may be helpful.

Meet an Edutopia writer: Hedreich Nichols is a district tech lead in Texas and host of the podcast SmallBites. In June 2020, she pitched an article for teachers who wanted to be more culturally responsive and inclusive but didn’t know where to begin. That became her first Edutopia article, “A Guide to Equity and Antiracism for Educators.” Since then she has written for us on project-based learning, Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month, how to coach students to be empathetic, how to make productive use of new edtech, how to encourage engagement during testing season, and more. 

That may seem like a broad range, but it’s more the norm than the exception—many teachers and school leaders have expertise in several areas. We encourage all of our writers to pitch ideas from across all areas of their expertise and interest.

Impactful articles: Get a concrete sense of the kinds of positive, constructive, and actionable posts we seek by reading these articles, written by your fellow educators:

Professional Learning

From Pitch to Published: How to Write for Edutopia

An educator who has written for Edutopia several times over the years shares some tips based on her experience of the editorial process.

Edutopia Statement on Generative Artificial Intelligence

Generative AI tools like ChatGPT have raised a lot of interest—and no small amount of consternation—in education circles since they debuted. Students want to talk about and use these tools, and educators may want to as well. Our contributors may wish to use these tools in producing content for Edutopia.

We expect every article to be the original work of our authors. While we understand the potential of tools like ChatGPT to aid in the brainstorming process, we emphasize that the final submission should reflect your unique insights, your own word choices, and your analysis, ensuring the content’s originality and integrity. 

If you use generative AI in any way to produce your work—creating a pitch, performing research, writing any part of the text—we require that you disclose that and discuss it with your editor. In all cases, be cautious when integrating even short phrases verbatim, and never incorporate entire sentences or paragraphs. Again, the final content must be your own creation, including original phrasing, insights, and judgment calls on word choice.

We reserve the right to reject any article that we believe was written with undisclosed AI assistance, at our sole discretion. If the usage is allowed, your editor will as always aim to help you publish your ideas in the best form possible.

Photographers, illustrators, and other visual artists are prohibited from using generative AI in producing work for Edutopia.

We do not currently use generative AI in any capacity in our videos.

This policy was last updated on March 20, 2024. It may evolve over time to reflect changes in technology and industry standards, always guided by our commitment to upholding the integrity and quality of content at Edutopia.

Our Editorial Process

Our editorial team will discuss your pitch, and if we accept it, we’ll ask you to share a draft of your post. Next, it’s likely that one of our editors will want to work with you to do at least one round of revisions. Contributors frequently tell us that they appreciate the care and attention they receive when working with Edutopia editors to create a blog post that resonates with the people they’re trying to reach.

Submissions to Edutopia are subject to our Terms of Use.

Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we have to say no to a lot of pitches, including many good ones. While we’re not able to respond substantively to every one, please know that we read all pitches closely, and we appreciate the time and energy that writing them requires. We do our best to respond to all proposals within two to three weeks. If we don’t accept the first pitch you submit, we hope you’ll try again with other great ideas.

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