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

Feature articles must be address issues that are of importance to the older student: obtaining financial aid, on campus and online education, finding the right program, 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 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.)

We also have topical articles on assignment available. Contact us using the form below if interested in an article on assignment.

Feature Articles: Payment is $85.00+ for original feature articles (will consider reprints and derivatives at reduced rates), approximately 1,000 - 1,500+ words in length (compensation is determined by depth). Payment is rendered by check or PayPal upon 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 (below) for acceptance. Please do not send manuscripts through the mail, as an electronic attachment to an email (i.e. Microsoft Word file), or on computer media (CDs).

Publishing Terms and Conditions
By submitting articles for publication on Back to College®, you grant WD Communications LLC exclusive first-serial rights to the articles for the first year, with 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.

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 WD Communications LLC permission to publish your photo in any publication or Web site in relation to your article. WD Communications LLC reserves the right to edit articles for grammar and style. Author will receive a byline and photo with a short summary of biographical information.

For best consideration and chance of acceptance, send the article itself. Queries must include recent writing samples or reference to previouly published works. Writers may submit proposed articles to the editor by using the online submission form below.

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.)

Article Submission Form

Full Name:
Email Address:
Postal Address (to send article payment):
Web Site URL: (if applicable)
Do you own the copyright to this article?
Do you grant permission for your article and photograph to be included on WD Communication LLC's Website(s) and any place WD Communication LLC's content is carried?
Article Word Count (see Guidelines above):
Article Title:
Paste Complete Article or Query Letter Below:
If article is a reprint, when and where was it published? ((Internet or Print Publishing):
Please include a short summary of biographical information to be placed at end of the article (50 words or less):
*Upload Digital Photo (*Required.) Submissions will not be considered without a digital photo. Photo must be a color headshot, in .jpg or .gif format, with a maximum file size of 40-50KB. Click Browse to upload.)

I am interested in an article on assignment.

I have read and agree to the above Terms and Conditions of publication.


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