If you are invited to submit please follow the guidelines below for us to review your submission for possible inclusion in a future issue. Please be aware that submission, even by invitation, in no way guarantees inclusion in the GEC.
You may download a PDF of the GEC submission guidelines here.
A. General guidelines
- Your content must be original to you or you must own publication rights. Please offer fresh content that has not been published before. By submitting to the GEC you are claiming that you own the publication rights.
- Insure that your submission does not violate any copyright laws.
- If you quote someone, please attribute to them.
- Write an article with useful content that is backed up by research. Always ask: ‘How will educators, parents, or gifted students, benefit from this?’
- Make sure the points you make are clear and not filled with jargon.
- All submissions must include a few sentences with evidence that the information has been used effectively. This can be quantitative or qualitative evidence.
B. How to submit to us if you’ve received an invitation
Please send an email with an attachment to Sandra Kaplan at snkaplan6 (at) gmail (dot) com. Start the Subject line with GEC SUBMISSION (in ALL CAPS).
In the attached submission please include:
- At the top put 5 keywords or phrases that relate to your article.
- Tell us briefly (1 paragraph) who you are.
- State the title of your submission.
- Please have subtitles so it’s easy to read online.
- Include a stand-alone summary paragraph that clearly describes what the article is about and how the reader will benefit.
- No affiliate links, or direct links to products, will be allowed.
- Attach your proposed submission as a Word doc.
Once we’ve reviewed your submission please don’t be upset if we recommend some changes–we want your article to be successful.
Tips for your submission
- Make the post is scannable, i.e, use subheadings, use bold font for key sentences, and use bulleted lists.
- Edit and proofread your post carefully.
- Add a closing bio credit similar to the one below:
Dan Nelson is a high-school teacher in Ventura, CA. He teaches journalism and photography to gifted students. You can find him online at yourwebaddress.com (or email address).
- Have a great title.
- Use Times New Roman font only, don’t add font colors. Don’t for line breaks in your word document.
- Do not include affiliate links.
- If you have an image for which you have the rights that you would like to include, please attach the image as well.
- If there are people in the image you will need to submit a copyright release form as well (see #3 below).
- Go here to view the form.
Again, we currently DO NOT accept unsolicited manuscripts.
If you have been invited to submit an article and you have questions please contact Sandra Kaplan at snkaplan6 (at) gmail (dot) com