Colorado Language Arts Society



Summer Call for Manuscripts

A call for writing, a call for teachers to share.


New deadline for our next issue:  July 30th, 2021


Our spring Call for Manuscripts asked educators to share something they’ve taught online that you would take back to the classroom when you meet students face-to-face.  It’s no wonder we didn’t get much teacher writing—we are all exhausted, frustrated, sad, angry, and trying so hard to engage our students through a computer.  


Submissions Prompt Option #1:  What will you carry forward?

Despite the fact that we have 'ended the chapter' of the teaching during the pandemic, we still think it is important to critically reflect on your practices and philosophies from this year. What you will carry forward when you are back in the classroom with your students this fall?  Some of you may want to write about what you’ve figured out about teaching and your students during these difficult times.  So, is there anything you will carry forward?

Submission Prompt Option #2:  Things that made you think, laugh, or feel the joy in your writing or your students’ writing. 

Share a book you’ve read – a book you’d love to teach in your classroom. 

Share a professional book you think other teachers should read. 

Share a piece of your own writing—memoir, poetry, short story, non-fiction, any genre you want to create. 

Share a piece of great student writing. 

What’s the funniest thing you saw or heard online this year?

*Note on Guidelines for #2:

We are looking for  shorter, more informal writing in  option two!


General Submission Guidelines:

Manuscripts should be double spaced (including quotations and works cited) and no more than 10-12 pages.

Follow current MLA style

Manuscripts should not have been published anywhere else.

Number all pages.

Please include a photo and short bio.

Statement is a refereed journal. Manuscripts are read by at least two reviewers.

DEADLINE:  July 30, 2021

Send manuscripts to : Karen Hartman ( Include a statement that the work has not been published and is not being submitted elsewhere.



Fall 2020 Issue of Statement Here

Statement is the journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society. As of January 2015, Statement is exclusively a digital publication.

Calls for submission are released twice a year, generally late in and September. However, submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.

The mission of Statement is to advance the teaching and learning of English Language Arts in Colorado. While we welcome readership beyond the Centennial State and we encourage submissions from outside of Colorado, what makes our publication most relevant for our members is content that addresses the interests and issues of Colorado teachers.

Archived issues of Statement are available to CLAS members. Please join as a member to visit our Members Only page

The Colorado Language Arts Society opposes discrimination against any person and promotes equal opportunities and access to its activities and publications.