Today’s Catholic Teacher (est. 1967) has posted new writer’s guidelines online to help freelance writers pitch articles to the editors. The quarterly magazine primarily targets private school Catholic educators who teach K-8 in a classroom setting. Because the magazine publishes a wide range of teaching-related articles, freelance writers can pitch any topic of sound advice, local or national concern, or relevance to educators in Catholic schools, such as:
- Advancements or changes in curriculum, testing, technology, school relationships, creative teaching, school and community concerns, and administration as it relates to the classroom.
- National concerns, issues, and trends of interest to Catholic educators.
- Experiential advice on teaching scholastic subjects, including religion.
- A new perspective on a popular, seasonal teaching topic.
Writers have the best chance of being published if they focus on a specific topic, cover a topic of national interest, and submit the finished article in a timely matter. The editors especially have a need for articles aimed at educators teaching students in grades 4 through 8.
Word length: around 1500 words per feature article. (Previous word length was divided into 600-800 words; 1,000-1,200 words; and 1,200-1,500 words for feature articles.)
Payment: $300 per feature article. (Previous rates were $100 to $250 per feature article.)
Writers can pitch the editor via email. Read full writer’s guidelines at the Today’s Catholic Teacher website.