Unboxed is a journal of adult learning in schools. If you’re an adult who works in, or with, schools, or you’re a student with something to say to adults who work in schools, you should contribute!
We seek contributions that help people get better at teaching, help educational leaders refine their direction and practices, help school designers improve their vision and systems, and help researchers ask better questions and seek better data. These could include stories, project examples, ideas, reflections, advice, research, and visions of the future.
If you’re interested in submitting, read the FAQs below. For even more information, take a look at the Unboxed Writers’ Guide.
Will I get paid for an Unboxed article?
Yes indeed. Unboxed pays $250 (US Dollars) for an article, upon online publication.
How long should my article be?
Unboxed articles are typically between 1000 and 3000 words. Having said that, every article has a different length that it needs to be. If it’s helpful to have a target, aim for either 1000 words or 2000 words.
How formal should it be? Should I go full-on “academic”?
Definitely not. Unboxed is a journal first and foremost for professional educators, not academia.
Here’s the tone to go for:
Imagine that you’ve just spent a day at the greatest education conference you’ve ever been to, and you’re at happy hour with a bunch of inspiring educators who you just met. Write the article like you’re talking to them.
A caveat: this article should be valuable as well as interesting. Ask yourself, what will the reader do with this information after they read your article?
Is there a style guide I should follow?
Indeed there is! It’s here.
I have an idea for an article! Where should I send it?
Send it to unboxed [at] hightechhigh.org, or send us a message here!
What kind of stuff are you looking for?
We’ve got lots of examples starting on page two of the Writers’ Guide!