Leading Learning aims to be an essential resource for professionals who serve the global market for lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. With this aim in mind, we are open to considering articles from individuals with valuable knowledge and perspectives to share. This page provides guidelines for the types of articles we will consider and the process for submitting a proposal.
Audience and Topics
Because we serve a very diverse audience, we are open to considering proposals on nearly any topic that relates to the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. Keep in mind, however, that our audience is made up primarily of the following:
- Trade and professional associations
- Academic continuing education divisions
- Commercial training firms
- Solo and small business edupreneurs
- Learning technology providers
Any proposed articles should appeal to one or more of these groups. We do not focus on internal corporate learning and development, academic degree programs, or K-12 education and will not consider articles primarily oriented toward these audiences.
To gain a better understanding of the types of topics we cover on the site, we recommend that you browse the topical navigation categories on the site—Leadership, Strategy, Learning, Capacity, Marketing, and Trends—and review some of the posts in each of these areas. Examples of some posts that have done well with our readers in the past include:
- An Essential Guide to Andragogy for Learning Businesses
- Engaging Learners in Virtual Conferences: What You Can Try Online
- How to Price Online Learning
- 12 Trends (Still) Disrupting the Market for Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education
- Hybrid vs. Blended Learning: The Difference and Why It Matters
While we do not have a strict minimum or maximum length for posts, we have found that posts that are at least 1,000 words in length tend to attract greater long-term readership because they are more likely to be found in search engines. That said, we are much more concerned with quality than with length, so feel free to submit shorter posts if you are able to convey your ideas effectively with fewer than 1,000 words.
For longer pieces, we recommend that you break your content down into shorter segments and provide sub-headings for the segments.
We reserve the right to make minor grammatical and stylistic changes without contacting you. If we make more substantive changes, we will provide those to you for review prior to publication.
While we occasionally publish content that has been published on other Web sites, our strong preference is for new material written specifically for publication on Leading Learning. If you plan to submit content that has been published elsewhere, please make that clear in your proposal and indicate where and when it has previously been published.
Finally, we aim to publish a high caliber of writing on Leading Learning. Our expectation is that submissions conform to common grammatical conventions and be written in a clear, jargon-free style. Overt selling or promotion of products and services in articles is not permitted. We will provide a link the author’s Web site as part of the byline for the article, but any links to commercial Web sites in the body of the article must be clearly justified by the context in which they are presented.
Submitting a Proposal
Please send your proposal as an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the e-mail, please provide:
- Your proposed title for the article
- A brief description of your idea and the key points you plan to address
- A brief statement of why the article will be useful for Leading Learning readers
We will review all proposals as soon as we can, but it may take two weeks or more before you hear back from us. Please don’t query until at least two weeks after you’ve submitted your proposal.
Submitting an Approved Article
We will send any questions or requests for additional information to the e-mail address from which you submit your proposal. Assuming your proposal is accepted, we will agree to a timeline for delivery of your article and will provide details for how the completed article should be submitted to us.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, by submitting, you give Tagoras, Inc., the company that manages Leading Learning, the exclusive right to any submitted content for 30 days from publication. After 30 days, you give Tagoras, Inc., a non-exclusive and irrevocable license in perpetuity to republish or repurpose the article or any other submitted or approved materials in print, online, through syndication, or in any other form, manner, format, or medium, whether now known or hereafter developed, directly or through others, and to include the article in electronic archives and databases. You will be deemed to have accepted these terms upon submission of your article.
When submitting the article, you also warrant that all the facts contained therein are true and accurate, that it does not infringe another’s copyright or proprietary rights, and that it does not violate any person’s right of privacy.
If you have questions or to submit your idea for consideration, please contact us at email@example.com.