Submit an article to Student Leadership journal
How does Student Leadership journal work with authors? With short stories, poems or brief quotes and illustrations, we usually edit them to read well and to fit our spaces. With longer articles and stories, we generally contact authors to verify that we want to follow up the story or idea. (Using a valid email address is very important.) See “How will my accepted article be used online?” below for more.
When will I hear back from Student Leadership? Because of our small staff team, it can take several weeks to get through all the submissions and respond to authors. Those stories and queries that seem to fit what we're looking for and are in good shape for Web publication move to the front of the line. Our goal is to respond to all submissions in some way, but it may take a while. You're welcome to nudge us with a friendly reminder if you don't hear anything after a few weeks.
Does SLJ pay anything for an article? Because we are supported solely by donations, we hope authors will understand that we can't pay for published articles.
How will my accepted article be used online? Articles are published with a system that creates Web pages by pulling content from a database and then formatting that content through a template. Your material could therefore appear in several forms and locations in InterVarsity's Web matrix, including SLJ and our upcoming Campus Web Initiative (learn more at www.campuspoll.org. We ask all authors we work with to grant us permission to post articles online and to keep them available in archival format for reuse. The actual copyright will remain with the author. This means that after a reasonable time for our initial online publication of your material, you can grant reprint permission to other publications, such as print magazines, except in the case of InterVarsity employees, wherein the copyright and authority to reprint remains with the national movement.
What if I never hear back from SLJ? Simply go to our Talk to us! page and let us know your concern.
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