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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.
We feature articles that address issues 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.)
See Feature Articles to
familiarize yourself with our publication before submission, and to see what topics have been addressed.
Depending on our publishing schedule, it may take thirty to ninety days to notify if accepted. (You will only be notified if your work is chosen.) Although we would love to publish everyone's article, unfortunately we cannot. Simultaneous submissions are okay; just contact as soon as possible if article is accepted by another publication. No phone calls please.
We also have topical articles on assignment available and are looking for writers for our Ask the Experts forum.
Contact us using the form below and specify your interest.
Feature Articles: Payment is $65+ for original feature articles ($32.50+ for reprints and derivatives), approximately 1,000 - 1,500+ words
in length (compensation is determined by depth). Payment is rendered by check or PayPal 30 days after publication.
(Payment by check involves a $5 administrative fee).
Please note: Articles will not be accepted for payment
if they may be considered promotional in nature, provide
testimonials for a Web site, product, or service, or are iwritten for SEO purposes. Feature articles must be submitted in electronic form
through our online form (below).
Please do not send manuscripts through the mail, as an electronic attachment to an email (i.e. Microsoft Word file), fax, 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 one 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
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, send the article itself.
We believe the subject of the article isn’t as important as how it's presented. Queries alone must include two writing samples or viewable reference to prior published works, and specific details on the proposed article.
We ask this to see your writing ability and to have enough information regarding the article idea.
Writers may submit to the editor by
using the online 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