School Library Journal content submission guidelines

School Library Journal welcomes submissions and pitches for feature articles, news, opinion pieces, and product reviews for publication in the print magazine an on

If you have an article proposal, please email a brief summary to the appropriate editor below.

Before hitting “send,” please familiarize yourself with existing SLJ content to ensure that you are breaking new ground and/or have a fresh, useful opinion on a topic that is relevant to our readers.

We welcome rigorous thinking, but School Library Journal is not an academic publication. If you have written an academic paper or have completed an in-depth survey or study, you may send it to us for possible news coverage. Our feature articles rarely exceed 2,500 words; opinion pieces are generally 600-700 words; and the length of news articles varies depending on the topic covered.


Features/columns: Sarah Bayliss (

News: Kara Yorio ( and Kathy Ishizuka (

Technology, digital content, industry news: Kathy Ishizuka (


Submitting material for review consideration? See our Review Submission Guidelines.


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