To apply for a position on the Writers’ Board, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us your name, age, and country and/or state. Include a sample of whatever section you are applying for so that we can see your work. If you are applying for multiple sections include a sample of each. Please also include a good photo of yourself so that if you’re chosen we can put your photo in the magazine. You will not be selected based on anything but the quality of your work. The deadline is the end of October, so you have some time, but don’t forget to apply!
Writers’ Board positions –
You would make a 2-6 step craft for each issue. The craft could take up no more than a page, and should include pictures.
Around the World*
For each issue you would research an assigned topic, such as food or holidays, and how it’s done around the world. For example, you could write up a short paragraph on food in the UK, China, Kenya, Austria, and whatever other countries you would want to add. The article would have to be at least two pages long, and no longer than four. You are allowed to use larger font to decrease writing space. Pictures are optional, but would be nice.
You would create a quiz for each issue based on the theme of the issue. For example, if the issue was about animals the quiz could decide your animal personality. It could take up no more than two pages. No pictures are necessary.
We would give you a topic to research for each issue, for example, insects, clouds, or volcanoes. It would have to be at least two pages long, and no longer than six. You are allowed to use larger font to decrease writing space. Pictures are optional, but would be nice.
For each issue you would come up with one, two, or three recipes or snacks that are easy to make. The recipes should take up no more than two pages, and should include pictures.
101 Things to do With Your Shoes*
For each issue you’d think of three or four things to do with old shoes. They should be very easy to do and not require extensive directions. No pictures are necessary.
You would think of four to six ideas that go with the current (northern hemisphere) season. They should be very easy to do and not require extensive directions. No pictures are necessary.
If you are chosen you will receive a reply by November 15th, but if you are not chosen you will not be notified. If you are chosen, your name, age, country/state, and picture will appear in the December/January issue and on the BTH website. Also, sometimes, besides your usual article, you will be asked to also write an article to add to the Homeschooling or Feature sections. Have fun applying!
If you are not chosen for our Writer’s Board for some reason (Whether we picked someone else or already have enough people on the Board) don’t be discouraged! You can still submit articles to BTH, and even submit one every month if you want! ALL submissions are important- without them, we wouldn’t have Back-to-Homeschool Magazine!
CURRENT MEMBERS of the WRITER’S BOARD: