Submit Your Manuscript
L&L is currently actively soliciting short (500- to 1,000-word) how-to articles for our Learning Connections section. Please see the description of this section below.
L&L's online submission form to log in and upload your article. If you are submitting for an author, please note that you must enter the author's contact information, not your own. When we receive a submission, the system sends the author an email confirming our receipt. For assistance, please contact email@example.com. L&L is a practitioner-written publication and the member magazine of ISTE, a professional membership association that strives to
empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching.
L&L contributors and readers are typically superintendents, school administrators, district- and building-level technology coordinators, heads of schools, faculty, classroom teachers, library media specialists, and teacher educators. We do not pay contributors, but they do receive a byline as well as several complimentary copies of the issue that contains their article.
L&L articles emphasize practical ideas and provide how-to tips for integrating digital age skills (ISTE Standards) effectively into K-12 classrooms, curricula and administration. Articles make connections with the ISTE Standards and explain how examples and resources contribute to the essential conditions for meeting the standards. We also run articles focusing on trends and best practices in education technology.
L&L does not publish the following types of content:
- Personnel changes, district or school news, or news about districts acquiring new products
- Case studies
- Literature reviews
- Research reports
Please send a query before submitting a manuscript so the editors can ensure that the magazine effectively covers a broad range of topics. Email your query to Diana Fingal, our acquisitions editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief but specific description of your manuscript idea and why you think this information would be useful to the L&L audience. Be sure to include the kind of technology your manuscript will discuss and its primary outcome or effect on learning or teaching, along with some mention of how your activities address the ISTE Standards. Please allow two weeks to receive a reply to your query. The editor will let you know if you should proceed with drafting your manuscript. This process applies even if you have already written your manuscript.
Please note that submitting a manuscript does not guarantee publication. An invitation to submit does not constitute the automatic acceptance of your manuscript. By submitting, you formally initiate the editorial review process.
Manuscripts should be first-person accounts, and the writing should be lively and engaging. You should identify all adults mentioned in examples or as sources of information by first and last name, position and/or job title, school or district, city and state/province, and/or country. Identify minors by their full names when possible. Any hypothetical situations or composite characters referenced in the manuscript should be clearly portrayed as such.
L&L articles should have no more than two authors. We grant authorship to those who actually write the article. Contributors, mentors, supervisors or partners who worked on a project that the article focuses on can be mentioned in an acknowledgment section at the end of the piece. Special circumstances may merit an exception to the two-author limit, but requests must be discussed with and approved by Acquisitions Editor Diana Fingal (email@example.com).
Before submitting an idea or manuscript, please read the magazine to get a feel for the tone, style, length and subject matter that we cover. We are looking for diverse articles that span a range of educational technologies as well as a range of disciplines, grades and subjects. Please write manuscripts in magazine style. We do not require a reference list.
Here is a brief description of the types of articles we accept:
Features: These articles showcase successful projects or models that incorporate technology for staff development, student learning or infrastructure implementation. Features illustrate how projects or models helped teachers use technology to make a difference in student learning. Features should be about 2,000 words.
Learning Connections articles: These articles range from 500 to 1,000 words and focus on how to implement technology in the classroom. These articles focus on problem solving, inquiry, project-based learning, higher-order thinking, collaboration, innovation and creativity. Use the ISTE Standards as your guide.
Reviews: Reviews should be fair and objective, factually complete and 500-1,000 words in length. Software reviews should include screenshot capture(s) of the product in use. Hardware reviews should include a picture of the device (preferably in use).
Tips: These short articles of about 150 words focus on a practical, easily implemented technology tip or trick.
If your manuscript is conditionally accepted for publication, the L&L editors will edit for style, tone, grammar and length. We may ask you to make changes or provide additional information several times as the article goes through our editing process. The review and considerations process can take as long as three months, and publication may take as long as 6-12 months.
As noted earlier, submitting a manuscript does not guarantee publication. An invitation to submit does not constitute the automatic acceptance of your manuscript. By submitting, you formally initiate the editorial review process. The editors reserve the right to reject the article even after it’s been conditionally accepted. L&L’s acceptance rate is approximately 40%.
Upon acceptance, be prepared to provide photos, tables, charts or other graphic elements that illustrate your article. Please provide images in the file format original to your camera and in RGB color, large format and high resolution (300 dpi at 100% of run size without interpolation). Unless the images are professionally prepared, we prefer that the L&L staff be able to manipulate them to our final specifications. If you need further guidance, contact Tamara Kidd, L&L art director, at 1.541.434.8932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the links and information below before submitting your manuscript.
The editorial calendar lists target topics and editorial deadlines for each issue.
All items on the editorial calendar are subject to change
| Volume 41 Editorial Calendar |
| Issue |
| Topic |
Editorial Close: 2/6/2013
| Professional Development |
Editorial Close: 3/4/2013
| Leadership & Management |
Editorial Close: 5/6/2013
| Excellent Educators |
Editorial Close: 6/17/2013
| Digital Citizenship |
| February 2014 |
Editorial Close: 7/29/2013
Communication & Collaboration
Editorial Close: 9/9/2013
| Online Learning |
Editorial Close: 11/4/2013
| Digital Equity |
Editorial Close: 12/16/2013
| What's Hot |
. Editorial Style Guide
This guide covers spelling, usage of terms and general writing preferences for L&L.
Article Review Checklist
Our editors use an article review checklist to evaluate your submission. Review this list to learn more about the criteria editors use to assess your manuscript.
Transfer of Copyright
All authors (and co-authors) must complete and submit a transfer-of-copyright form as part of the initial submissions process. This agreement grants nonexclusive rights to ISTE, and all rights revert back to the author if the work is not published. Please download the copyright agreement, fill it out, sign it and send it to us by one of the following methods:
- Email it to to Associate Editor Andra Brichacek at email@example.com.
- Fax it to Andra Brichacek's attention at 1.541.302.3778.
- Mail it to:
Learning & Leading with Technology Magazine
c/o Andra Brichacek
180 W. 8th Ave., Suite 300
Eugene, OR 97401-2916, USA