Manuscripts will be accepted for the 2019 journal between 4/1/18 & 12/15/18. See details below:
New Jersey English Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, will be accepting manuscripts for the 2019 theme "The Intersection of Literacy and Democracy: What role does language arts play in a free society?" until 12/15/18. See details below:
The 2019 New Jersey English Journal will be released at the 2019 Spring Conference.
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS:
2019 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 the theme: The Intersection of Literacy and Democracy: What role does language arts play in a free society? 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 the theme of The Intersection of Literacy and Democracy 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 The Intersection of Literacy and Democracy: What role does language arts play in a free society?
by considering such questions as:
How can 21st century literacies enable us to participate
more fully in today's democracy?
How can ELA teachers connect the classroom to today's
How can we teach
students to find the truth in today’s media world?
Discuss reading, writing, global connectedness and free speech.
How can reading and writing affect change beyond the
How can we use speaking, listening and viewing to create
more participatory citizens?
How do reading and writing teach us to listen and develop empathy?
Why do we need to read and write collaboratively?
In a connected world, how can we determine which texts are worthy of
How does interdisciplinary collaboration foster increased connection and awareness in a fully democratic society?
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 December 15, 2018. Submissions should not have been published in any other journal. Submissions must use MLA formatting and Times New Roman or Garamond in Size 12. All submissions will be reviewed by multiple members of our editorial board. Submitters will receive a response by February 1, 2019; the journal will be released by April 1, 2019. Send queries and submissions to 2019 journal editor Liz deBeer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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