Submit to Living Education, Our Online Homeschooling Magazine


Living Education is a biannual online magazine owned and operated by Oak Meadow. Oak Meadow invites readers, parents, and educators to submit articles and essays on topics related to our upcoming issue’s theme.

Submissions from homeschooling and homeschool-minded parents, educators, administrators, and students are welcome. Please view past issues of Living Education to get a feel for our audience and content. We are especially interested in articles that highlight unique and innovative paths that the educational journey can take. ~DeeDee Hughes, Managing Editor


Fall issue: June 15
Spring issue: December 15

Spring 2022 theme:

Success! Defining, Measuring, and Making the Most of It

What is success? Ask 10 people, and you’ll probably get 10 different answers. Even within the field of education, student success has different definitions depending on who you ask. Some people measure student success using test scores and academic standards while others measure success by the student’s quality of relationships, community involvement, or communication skills. No matter how you define success, we can all agree: We want our children to be successful. Once we define success, we need a way to assess it and then build on it. How can we evaluate and support the development of skills that lead to success? How can we help students leverage their successes to continue growing and learning?

In the next issue of Living Education, we’ll explore these questions. One article might focus on evaluating academic goals using storytelling, acting, and other creative skills. Another might look at how to encourage and assess social-emotional skills, community engagement, or communication skills and self-expression, or might focus on antiracism and skills related to diversity, equity, and inclusion—how are these skills fostered? What opportunities might you provide to allow your child to demonstrate their understanding of these concepts and ability to put them into practice?

Submission Details

Length: varying, up to approximately 1,000 words
Payment: $50 per original piece

Please send submissions, proposals, and questions to DeeDee Hughes,

Terms & Conditions

By submitting your article, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • You retain ownership of your writing.
  • By submitting your content, you expressly grant Oak Meadow and Living Education Magazine the right to use, edit, and distribute it in any manner and in all media. In addition, you grant Oak Meadow the right to use excerpts from your writing for the marketing and promotion of Living Education. Wherever possible, Oak Meadow will credit you as the author.
  • You are the sole author of all content within your article or essay.
  • By submitting your article or essay, you waive any privacy expectations you may have with regards to your submission. Do not include any private information in your piece that you do not want shared publicly.
  • You understand that Oak Meadow will select submissions at their sole discretion and are under no obligation to publish your submission.
  • You agree to indemnify and hold Oak Meadow harmless from and against any third-party claims alleging that your submission violates their rights.