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

Submission Deadlines

Fall issue: May 15
Spring issue: November 15

Autumn 2024 theme:

Homeschooling from the Heart

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is gaining a lot of traction in schools as teachers and administrators recognize the importance of so-called “soft skills.” Communication, conflict resolution, stress management, collaboration, empathy, relationships, and many other skills fall under the category of SEL. Homeschooling has always been heart-centered because it resides at the heart of the family and the family home. But what does it actually look like?

Our next issue will focus on how you put the heart into your homeschooling. Do you work on social-emotional skills intentionally or does it happen as part of your normal family vibe? How do you help your students have a healthy social and emotional life? How is effective SEL woven into your curriculum?

This is a big topic, so feel free to think big! Leadership skills and community service are two examples. Or focus on something more specific, like simple family rules that develop an attitude of kindness and gratitude. We are all social and emotional beings—how do you help your children become their best selves?

Submission Details

Length: varying, up to approximately 1,000 words
Payment: varying, up to $75 per original piece. Payments are made by check or PayPal only.

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.