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: May 15
Spring issue: November 15

Spring 2023 theme:

Life Prep: Getting Ready for the Future

What skills does your child need to be a successful adult? Academic skills, yes, but what else beyond that? Parents teach practical life skills all the time, perhaps without even realizing how useful they will be. In giving kids chores, asking for their help, and sharing our talents with them, we are actually preparing them for a future of independence. Taking kids camping, cooking meals together, going shopping, creating a budget, and tending a garden—in these ways and so many more, we teach children how to live life. What kind of life prep goes on at your house? What do you think is important for children to learn? What do you wish you had known how to do before you launched into adulthood? How do you help kids develop the practical skills they’ll need for the future?

Send us all your life prep tips and ideas for the spring 2023 issue of Living Education. It’s never too early or late to start teaching kids what they’ll need to know for life beyond school, so we’re hoping for ideas and hands-on activities for many different age groups.

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 guarantee that you are the sole author of all content within your article or essay, or can provide written proof that contributing authors also grant permission for use according to these terms.
  • If your article is published, you grant Oak Meadow and Living Education Magazine the right to use 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.
  • We can accept pieces that have previously been published online or in print, provided that another publication does not hold exclusive rights to it.
  • 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. We cannot always reply to each and every submission. We will do our best to notify you if your piece is selected for publication.
  • You agree to indemnify and hold Oak Meadow harmless from and against any third-party claims alleging that your submission violates their rights.

If you need to withdraw your piece from our consideration, please let us know immediately.