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The 2017 issue of The New Jersey English Journal "Professional Growth: What's Inspiring?" is available online.  Join NJCTE to receive a printed copy.

Our 2018 theme is “Transformative Teaching in the 21st Century: Teachers as Catalysts.”

Manuscripts will be accepted for the 2018 journal between 4/1/17 & EXTENDED TO 12/29/17. See details below:

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New Jersey English Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, will be accepting manuscripts for the 2018 theme "Transformative Teaching in the 21st Century: Teachers as Catalysts" until extended date of 12/29/17. See details below: 

The 2018 New Jersey English Journal will be released at the 2018 Spring Conference. 





2018 Issue of


New Jersey English Journal:


New Jersey English Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, invites you to share submissions on Transformative Teaching in the 21st Century: Teachers as Catalysts.  We seek researched articles as well as 500-word personal essays and other creative responses that shed light on the many possibilities, topics, issues, problems and solutions related to transformative teaching in the 21st century at all grade levels from kindergarten to college. Articles should relate directly to English Language Arts teaching and learning.  We value responses from both veteran and new teachers. Co-written articles are also welcome.

Writers are urged to read past editions available online at www.njcte.com to review past successful submissions. The editors expect thoughtful and carefully edited submissions.

We invite you to respond to the theme of Transformative Teaching in the 21st Century: Teachers as Catalysts by considering such questions as:

* Teaching Language Arts in a Technological Age

* Encouraging Critical Thinking & Creativity in an Assessment-Driven Environment.

* Creating Community & Encouraging Empathy in Language Arts Classrooms

* Building Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions for Global Citizenship

* Dispelling Myths about Education Today

* Social Justice Pedagogy and Tackling Controversial Topics

* Methods for Teaching beyond The Canon: Suggestions for 21st Century Texts and Strategies

In addition to submissions that respond to the theme, we also welcome poetry on the topic of teaching.  Submissions will be accepted between April 1 and EXTENDED to December 29, 2017.  Submissions should not have been published in any other journal. Submissions must use MLA formatting and Time New Roman or Garamond Font in Size 12.  All submissions will be reviewed by multiple members of our editorial board.  Submitters will receive a response by February 1, 2018; the journal will be released by April 1, 2018.  Send queries and submissions to 2018 journal editor Liz deBeer at ldebeerwardell@gmail.com.


About the NJ English Journal

New Jersey English Journal is a peer-reviewed publication of the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English. It publishes essays, notes, queries, book reviews, letters to the editor, poetry and visual art pertaining to the teaching and understanding of writing and literature. The NJEJ welcomes a variety of critical, theoretical and practical approaches.

AWARDS:  In 2017, NJEJ won recognition from NCTE, who wrote that NJEJ "is one of the seven outstanding affiliate journals selected for the 2017 NCTE Affiliate Journal Award as models for other affiliate journals to emulate."  Congratulations to all who worked on or contributed to the journal!  


SUBSCRIPTION: New Jersey English Journal is published yearly and distributed free to members of the NJCTE.* Individual issues may be purchased at a cost of $15 per issue, postage paid. Requests for copies of the recent issue may be sent to Liz deBeer, 63 Hance Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704.


SUBMISSIONS: Authors are requested to comply with the most recent MLA (7th ed.) style for citations.


*MEMBERSHIP: Membership is $25 annually, and runs from April 1 to March 31. Send questions about membership to NJCTEmembership@gmail.com.


The NJCTE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) professional organization dedicated to educational and beneficial purposes. NJCTE fosters excellence in English language arts by helping develop academic and professional expertise in instruction at all levels, and by recognizing the worthy endeavors of students and their teachers.

For more information, please visit: www.NJCTE.com