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Information for TETYC Authors - Previous Revision

 TETYC publishes articles for two-year college teachers and those teaching the first two years of English in four-year institutions. We seek articles in all areas of composition (basic, first-year, and advanced); business, technical, and creative writing; and the teaching of literature in the first two college years. We also publish articles on topics such as staffing, assessment, technology, writing program administration, speech, journalism, reading, ESL, and other areas of professional concern.

TETYC publishes several regular features: Instructional Notes (short articles describing successful classroom practices); Reviews of books, software, and other nonprint materials; Readers Write (50-200 word comments on published articles or professional issues); and What Works for Me (brief descriptions of successful classroom activities; 200-750 words). Announcements such as a call for papers or information on an upcoming conference, and Poetry (40 lines maximum) are published on a space-available basis.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit manuscripts as an MS Word file in an email attachment. The accompanying email message should contain the author’s name, address, work and home phone numbers, and fax number. The email must include a statement that the manuscript has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors may instead submit an original and three photocopies (4 copies total), along with an electronic copy of their article on a CD in Microsoft Word. Please include three unaddressed manila envelopes with sufficient unattached postage for mailing the hard copy to reviewers. A cover letter should accompany the article and contain the author’s name, address, work and home phone numbers, fax number, and email address. The letter must also include a statement that the article has not been published or submitted elsewhere. The author’s name should not appear on any other pages.

Feature articles should be 10-20 double-spaced pages, Instructional Notes from 3-10 pages. All pages should be numbered. Beneath the article title on the first page should be a one-sentence descriptor of the article. Longer essays should provide at least one level of internal headings. 

Documentation and Style

 All documentation should be in text, following the latest MLA Handbook. A works-cited list in MLA style should follow the article. Excessive documentation and long discursive notes should be avoided. Articles, reviews, instructional notes, and poems are all submitted for blind review by a minimum of two outside readers. Decisions on other material are generally made by the editorial staff. The editor makes final decisions regarding all manuscripts based on reviewers’ recommendations, usually within three months.  

Where to Send

All submissions, except reviews of books and other professional materials, should be sent to Jeff Sommers, Editor, TETYC, English Department, Miami University Middletown, 4200 University Boulevard, Middletown, OH 45042. If you have questions or need further information, you may contact the editor by phone (513-727-3211), or by email at Announcements and submissions for What Works for Me or Readers Write may be submitted by email to

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