Writer's Guidelines

Writer’s Guidelines

Back2College is a news and information resource for adult re-entry students pursuing professional development or an advanced degree.

Feature articles must address issues that are of importance to the older student: obtaining financial aid, distance education, finding the right program (comparing costs and quality of curriculum), graduate school, or attaining academic excellence (study skills and success strategies). Career management and articles on successful transition are appreciated. We are especially looking for stories on the re-entry student experience. Articles may be anecdotal, or include examples and resources where readers can obtain more information. Web resources cited are desirable for an online publication. Make sure your article idea has not already been addressed on the Web site. (See Feature article section for examples.)

Feature Articles: Payment is $60.00 – $85.00 for original feature articles (up to $50.00 for reprints), approximately 1,000 – 1,500+ words in length (payment is determined according to content depth), and is rendered by check 30 days from publication. Please note: Articles will not be accepted for payment if they may be considered promotional in nature or provide testimonials for a Web site, book, product, or service. Feature articles must be submitted in electronic form through our online submissions form for acceptance. Please do not submit manuscripts through the mail or on electronic media (computer disks.)

Publishing Terms and Conditions
By submitting articles for publication on Back2College, you grant Back2College.com exclusive first-serial rights to the articles for the first year, non-exclusive serial rights thereafter (including the right to archive the article online on an indefinite basis), and the world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, publish, and incorporate the article (in whole or in part) in any ancilliary or subsidiary product or reprint. If you republish the article after the first year period, we ask that you mention that the article first appeared on Back2College.

By submitting an article, you represent that you are its sole author or creator, or that you are submitting it with the permission of its author or creator who has agreed to these terms and conditions. You also grant Back2College.com permission to publish your photo in any publication or Web site in relation to your article. Back2College.com reserves the right to edit articles for grammar and style. Author receives a byline and photo with a short summary of biographical information.

For best consideration, send the article itself. Writers may submit proposed articles to the editor by using the online submission form below. All queries must include the following: regular query submission of article details or article outline, a 500 word writing sample, biographical information, any publishing credits or references, and estimated length of article.

Before submission, check article for factual correctness, style and content. Articles need to be original, concise and professional and include a short biography and color digital photo of the author (see below.) Please include proposed article title and word count. If a query or submission is accepted, you will generally be notified within 60-90 days of submission. No other acknowledgement can be provided. No phone queries, please.

Article Submission Form