Submission Guidelines for the NAEYC Blog
Thank you for your interest in writing for the NAEYC blog.
Please follow these steps to submit your proposal:
The primary audience for the NAEYC blog is early childhood educators-- teachers, center directors, college faculty, and students --who visit the naeyc.org website. The blog may also be read by families, policymakers, researchers, and others interested in early childhood topics.
The blog increases general awareness and engages the public in thought and discussion around topics and themes related to NAEYC’s mission. The blog is also a way to share NAEYC initiatives and to explore what’s new, upcoming, timely, or topical.
Although blog posts can address a wide range of topics related to early childhood education and young children, we are specifically interested in posts that relate to NAEYC initiatives and content. We also want to focus on topics that generate discussion and engagement.
We encourage submissions related to the following broad categories but are open to other ideas as well.
I. Early Childhood Education Topics
Blog submissions can provide thoughtful information on a topic and connect to an NAEYC publication or other initiative and engage readers in thoughtful conversation.
II. Personal Reflections, Anecdotal Stories
Blogs can share personal reflections, memories, anecdotes, or humorous stories related to early childhood education and young children. Blog posts can also connect to NAEYC content and initiatives.
Blog posts are brief (Usually 500 words or less) explorations of a topic. Website visitors can comment on a post and authors can respond in turn. Posts can be text only or can include content related photos or video clips as well as a photo of the contributor. Blog posts are considered editorial content and do not include contributor's logos or branding. Back to top
Decision 1: We will let you know if your proposal has been accepted. At this time we will offer feedback and guidance on the content and format of the article.. Please note that an invitation to submit content does not guarantee publication.
Submittal: If invited, we will provide the email address to submit your full blog post. Please make sure to consult the web writing guidelines. If submitting video or photographs, include a description of what the images depict. With your submission you should include a brief bio.
Decision 2: We will let you know if your content is accepted for publication, if a revision is requested, or if we will not be publishing the content at this time.
Editing: Note that all submissions are subject to editorial review and revisions, copy-editing, and design. We will share the edits with you, pose queries, and ask for additional information, as needed.
Copyright and clearance requirements: Before publication, we will provide copyright and clearance forms to ensure that NAEYC has the rights to publish the content. We also require the rights to use all photographs and videos. Photographers must obtain and maintain model releases from the subjects of the photos/videos. See http://www.naeyc.org/publications/forauthors/photoguidelines for more information.
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