About Secular Homeschooler

This online and quarterly print literary magazine is for home educators, by home educators. 

Secular Homeschooler is all about providing a robust set of resources and now our magazine will offer a voice to the new generation of homeschooling families. We’re looking for the words, art, and photography of families and experts from a wide range of backgrounds, lifestyles, and experiences. 

Our vision is centered on real science, proven history, and free thought, but just as importantly, community, compassion, and inclusion. 

We’re here because we believe in the power of truly secular education. When a child is encouraged to approach the world around them with unbounded curiosity, measured skepticism, and unwavering compassion, beautiful things are bound to happen. 

We're in this together.


Submission Details:

  • Please include a small cover letter with a 2-3 sentence bio and any affiliated links along with your submission(s).
  • 500-1,000 words is the preferred resource review length. 800-2,000 words is the preferred article length.
  • You can submit based on upcoming publication themes or not. Submissions will be considered for both our online journal as well as our quarterly themed print publications. We cannot guarantee that an approved piece will make it into either one specifically. 
  • If submitting art or photography, please note it in your cover letter and use the file uploader.
  • You will hear back from our team within one month of submission.

Upcoming Print Publication Themes:

  • The Secular Seasonal - holidays, traditions, and family rituals from a secular perspective
  • Homeschooling for a Better Future 
  • The Scientific Home

Online Literary Magazine Topics:

Educational environments in the home, scientific inquiry and discovery, literature in daily life, family travel, homeschool organization, community, traditions, routine, nature connection, mornings, evenings, self-directed learning, playfulness, project-based education, problem solving, embracing the alternative lifestyle, curiosity, self-care in parenthood, a day in the life, discovering passions, speaking up and out, exploration, long-term studies, bridging divides, simplicity, environment, art, educational models and concepts that you love, talking about tough topics, siblings, multicultural literature, unschooling (obviously!), stereotypes, confessions, child passions, nature study, minimalism, non-minimalism, tracking and progress, creating a love of science/literature/writing/art/math, memory-keeping, outdoor adventures, indoor adventures, habits and responsibilities, etc.

Issue No. 5 of Secular Homeschooler, coming March 2020!


The theme of issue number five is Homeschooling for a Better Future.  Tell us about the rad ways that you're raising the next  generation of movers and shakers! Maybe you're homeschooling on the topics of equity, social justice, emotional health, or environmental  restoration. Or perhaps you'd like to tell us about how individualized  learning for your neurodivergent child is changing their future. Or  maybe you have something different you'd like to share- we'd love to hear your stories!
 

What We Are Looking For:

  • Articles, listicles, and essays for secular home educators
  • Art/Photography

 
Submission Details:

  • Please include a small cover letter with a 2-3 sentence bio and any affiliated links along with your submission.
  • 500-2,000 words is the preferred article length.
  • You can submit based on upcoming publication themes or not. Submissions will be considered for both our online journal as well as our quarterly themed print publications. We cannot guarantee that an approved piece will make it into either one specifically. 
  • If submitting art or photography, please note it in your cover letter and use the file uploader.
  • You will hear back from our team within one month of submission.
  • Articles will be considered for both print and online publication. 
  • Articles previously published on personal websites/blogs are accepted. We do not accept pieces previously published.
  • We do accept simultaneous as well as multiple submissions. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

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We offer a flat $20 payment per accepted work of 1,000 words or more ($10 for fewer). We believe that writers should be payed for their work, even if we can only pay a small amount. We're an ad-free publication with very limited revenue. Through community support and Patreon,  our goal is to increase the amount we can pay writers. All payments are fulfilled via Paypal. Payout days are December 1st, March 1st, June 1st, and September 1st. Issue five payout will be March 1st. Our contributors retain all rights to their works.


Submission Disclaimers:

  • When you submit work to us, you grant your consent to let us publish it in the quarterly Secular Homeschooler literary journal as well as SecularHomeschooler.com, if needed for promotional purposes.
  • We do not accept contributor submissions from SEO marketing firms, businesses, or writers representing commercial websites. Brand advertising and partnerships are currently unavailable through Secular Homeschooler.


Issue No. 5 of Secular Homeschooler, coming June 2020!

What We Are Looking For:
 

  • Articles, listicles, and essays for secular home educators
  • Art/Photography

  
Submission Details:
 

  • Please include a small cover letter with a 2-3 sentence bio and any affiliated links along with your submission.
  • 500-2,000 words is the preferred article length.
  • You can submit based on upcoming publication themes or not. Submissions will be considered for both our online journal as well as our quarterly themed print publications. We cannot guarantee that an approved piece will make it into either one specifically. 
  • If submitting art or photography, please note it in your cover letter and use the file uploader.
  • You will hear back from our team within one month of submission.
  • Articles will be considered for both print and online publication. 
  • Articles previously published on personal websites/blogs are accepted. We do not accept pieces previously published.
  • We do accept simultaneous as well as multiple submissions. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  ​
We offer a flat $20 payment per accepted work of 1,000 words or more ($10 for fewer). We believe that writers should be payed for their work, even if we can only pay a small amount. We're an ad-free publication with very limited revenue. Through community support and Patreon,  our goal is to increase the amount we can pay writers. All payments are fulfilled via Paypal. Payout days are December 1st, March 1st, June 1st, and September 1st. Our contributors retain all rights to their works.


Submission Disclaimers:
 

  • When you submit work to us, you grant your consent to let us publish it in the quarterly Secular Homeschooler literary journal as well as SecularHomeschooler.com, if needed for promotional purposes.
  • We do not accept contributor submissions from SEO marketing firms, businesses, or writers representing commercial websites. Brand advertising and partnerships are currently unavailable through Secular Homeschooler.

 

What We Are Looking For:

  • Articles, listicles, and essays for secular home educators
  • Art/Photography

  
Submission Details:

  • Please include a small cover letter with a 2-3 sentence bio and any affiliated links along with your submission.
  • 500-2,000 words is the preferred article length.
  • You can submit based on upcoming publication themes or not. Submissions will be considered for both our online journal as well as our quarterly themed print publications. We cannot guarantee that an approved piece will make it into either one specifically. 
  • If submitting art or photography, please note it in your cover letter and use the file uploader.
  • You will hear back from our team within three months of submission.
  • Articles will be considered for both print and online publication. 
  • Articles previously published on personal websites/blogs are accepted. We do not accept pieces previously published.
  • We do accept simultaneous as well as multiple submissions. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  ​

We offer a flat $20 payment per accepted work of 1,000 words or more ($10 for fewer). We believe that writers should be payed for their work, even if we can only pay a small amount. We're an ad-free publication with very limited revenue. Through community support and Patreon,  our goal is to increase the amount we can pay writers. All payments are fulfilled via Paypal. Payout days are December 1st, March 1st, June 1st, and September 1st. Issue four payout will be December 1st. Our contributors retain all rights to their works.


Submission Disclaimers:

  • When you submit work to us, you grant your consent to let us publish it in the quarterly Secular Homeschooler literary journal as well as SecularHomeschooler.com, if needed for promotional purposes.
  • We do not accept contributor submissions from SEO marketing firms, businesses, or writers representing commercial websites. Brand advertising and partnerships are currently unavailable through Secular Homeschooler.

 

What We Are Looking For:

  • Book Reviews
  • Curricula Reviews
  • Product Reviews (applicable to homeschooling)
  • Resource Unboxing, flip-throughs, or general information
  • Encouraging YouTube Videos with Transcription

  

Submission Details:

  • Please include a small cover letter with a 2-3 sentence bio and any affiliated links along with your submission.
  • 500+ words is acceptable. 1,000+ is preferable.
  • Our contributors retain all rights to their works.
     

Submission Disclaimers:

  
 

You can officially team up with Secular Homeschooler to bring something AMAZING to the online homeschool community. 


Secular Homeschooler Bundle Sale Website 


Bundle sales make incredible curricula more readily available to the community, offer exposure to homeschooling brands, and help small businesses and homeschooling parents to make money with their projects.

Contributors receive 65% of every sale they refer with their special URL!

Please fill out this form in it's entirety. If you are submitting more than one product, resubmit a new form for each product. Thank you!

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