Submission Guidelines for Manuscripts to be Published
Please submit a packet with the following information:
- Hardcopy manuscripts are acceptable. Handwritten manuscripts are not acceptable and will not be returned.
- Digital manuscript submissions are preferred. We accept Word, Word 2007, and Adobe PageMaker files.
- Manuscripts that are not selected for publication will be returned to the author. No copies of digital files are made by the publisher. We will not retain any copies of the manuscript submitted if it is not selected.
- Manuscript (see above), outline, or website of project including sample activities if applicable. If no manuscript is written, please include a sample of the author's writing style along with an outline and brief synopsis of each chapter.
- A sample of illustrations (if already created) and name/address/email/website of illustrator.
- A bio page and/or resume/vitae that shows author qualifications.
- Please include the following information in a Word file. Please be sure to label each section.
- Author name(s)
- Phone Numbers
- Email Address(es)
- Estimated page count (8.5 x 11 pages)
- Intended Market for material (teachers, new teachers, administrators, university professors, etc.)
- Subject area (if applicable)
- Objectives of the material
- How are these objectives met?
- Have the materials been tested by anyone other than the author? Explain.
- What field-test data is available?
- What form should this product take? (Book, Audio, Video, Ebook)
- What is your vision of how the format would work with your material?
DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIAL
- How was this material developed by the author?
- What learning models and/or theories are used? What references are cited? Include summary of any field testing completed.
- Is material currently being distributed? How?
ASSESSMENT OF MATERIALS
- Who is most likely to use this material? Why?
- How is this material different from similar material already published and on the market?
- What need does this material address? How?
MARKETING OF MATERIALS
- Looking at the intended market described above, how might you promote your material to each?
- How might you let the intended market know this material is available?
- Are you, the author, willing to help market this material through workshops, attending education conferences, writing articles and/or blogs, and other marketing strategies?
- What catch phrases and/or publicity slogans might you use to promote this material?
- When talking to others about this material, how do you describe it?
If you have these documents on a Word file, we recommend that you zip the manuscript and these documents together into one zip file.
Email all digital files to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail all hardcopy documents to:
1333 W. McDermott, Suite 200
Allen, TX 75013
The manuscript submission process can take anywhere from three to six months for review and consideration for publication. If your manuscript is selected we will contact you and send out an author contract. Once the contract is signed your manuscript will be slotted in our publication schedule to begin the editing process. Please note that this date is flexible and is subject to changes depending on our current publishing projects.
Also - Please note that we often publish materials as an eBook first to test the market and determine the feasibility of full publication before moving to a hardcopy format. Please be aware that your material, if accepted, may remain in eBook format only. This is determined on an individual basis for each book published.
Submission Guidelines for Articles, Tips, and Inspirations to be Published on the Inspiring Teachers Website and/or in the Weekly Tips Newsletter
- All files must be submitted digitally. No hardcopy submissions will be accepted. We accept Text Files and Word files including Word 2007.
- Articles and Tips must be between 800 - 1500 words, and be applicable to the classroom. Tips must show practical application of teaching strategies while articles submitted may be more theoretical with citation of references as applicable.
- First person voice is preferred but not required for articles published for classroom teachers. Third person voice is preferred but not required for articles published for administrators and teacher preparation professors and/or trainers.
- Inspirations must relate to the education profession somehow.
- Articles/tips submitted specifically for the newsletter should be 500-800 words in length.
Submit files to: email@example.com