Parent Academic Resources Inc. (PARI) is soliciting articles from freelance writers for a new magazine we are publishing for middle school parents. We will consider articles for a sample issue that will be used as part of a funding proposal being submitted to grant makers. When funding is secured we will consider all submitted articles for publication in the first issues of the magazine.
Research has shown that, in general, parent involvement in a child's education begins to drop off significantly as students enter middle school. At the same time, research has also shown that greater parent involvement at home leads to higher achievement by children. PARI's first magazine will be aimed at providing information to middle school parents on how to become more involved in their child's learning.
Compared to the number of parenting resources at the elementary level, few resources exist that are specifically designed to help middle school parents understand their child's curriculum, the purpose and content of assignments, the expectations of the teacher and school, and most importantly how to help their child. To fill this resource gap, PARI intends to publish the only magazine specifically focused on addressing these important issues at the middle school level.
Articles should be written in informal, non-academic language that is generally understandable to readers who have a high school education. The information in the article should be practical; parents should be able to come away from an article with information that is immediately useful in working with their children. We welcome articles from parents of middle schoolers, whose personal experience will be of interest to our target readership. Familiarity with common middle school curricula would also be helpful in writing an article.
We are interested in articles that do at least one (if not more) of the following:
Manuscript Preparation and Submission
As the nature of the magazine content is still being developed, we are accepting manuscripts from about 400 to 2500 words.
The manuscript must:
Do not send your manuscript to multiple magazines at the same time. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
Hard-copy manuscripts will not be returned unless requested and accompanied by a SASE.
Send completed manuscripts to:
Parent Academic Resources Inc.