We're growing some more, and added a few new pages to the magazine in Fall. Now... we still don't offer pay but we give you huge discounts on subscribing and a place to share your writing. We think it would be fun to add a couple of columns. You've seen the Unplanned Homeschooler's advice column... we love it, readers love it, and want more like it. Not necessarily advice, but short, focused columns of about 500-700 words from the same author every issue.
Take a moment to look at our writer's guidelines, they give more detail on format and such.
ALSO - take the time to read past issues. This gives you a much better idea of what sort of ideas we are looking for, and what sort of columns might fit... and try to pitch something we don't already have.
In a perfect world, you would be able to contribute your column in every print issue - every three months - but we understand if life happens and you need to take an issue off. Communication is key, and we're about as flexible as flexible gets on some things.
Here are a few ideas that we would like to see:
Let's face it: Homeschooling is hard. Sometimes we want to crawl into a hole and hide from people, and other times we feel like we're on top of the world. Give us something that makes us laugh, giggle or otherwise relax and realize that we're not alone and certainly not that bad off.
Our kids cook, maybe your kids cook, and maybe you're just a darn good cook who likes to share recipes and tips. This would be awesome!!
After we've had a good laugh at ourselves in that super-awesome humor columnist's column, we need to pick things up and get inspired. Are you the one who can do this for us?
'Nuff said. Even if we can't travel, we like to read about homeschoolers who do.
Do you travel around the world homeschooling? Do you homeschool on the road? Do you live in some far off location that the rest of us just dream about? Please, pretty please, tell us about it!
Do you have an idea? Pitch it!