Submission Guidelines

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This page will help you learn about our products and how to propose your ideas for publication. First, we’d like you to know a little more about us. Magna Publications connects teachers and leaders with noted education authorities. We provide expert-created professional-development content in focused and flexible formats including digital products, publications, and conferences suitable for individuals or entire campuses.

  1. Read through the product descriptions and see where your idea best fits.
  2. Specific application instructions and contact information accompany each product description.

Digital products include Magna Online Seminars, Magna 20-Minute Mentors, Just-in-Time Learning programs, and Courses. We review proposals for digital products on a weekly basis.

  • Magna Online Seminars Live Adobe Connect 60-minute broadcast with voice (telephone) and PowerPoint presentation. Chat and other interactive features with audience.
  • Magna 20-Minute Mentors are highly focused 20-minute video presentation answering a single teaching or leadership question and providing actionable insights. Sets of three or four mentors with an umbrella topic are well received.

 Find our digital products submission guidelines here.

Publications include The Teaching Professor and Academic Leader online newsletters, and Faculty Focus and Academic Briefing blogs.

  • The Teaching Professor is a source of cutting-edge information and inspiration for educators with a circulation of more than 10,000. Submissions are reviewed each month; articles range from 800-1500 words. 
  • Academic Leader examines current trends, challenges, and best practices and helps leaders advance teaching, scholarship, and service on hundreds of campuses across the country. Submissions are reviewed each month; articles range from 800-1500 words.
  • Faculty Focus Blog: Through its free e-newsletter and dedicated website, Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom. Submissions should be advice-driven and about 800 words long.
  • Academic Briefing Blog is a free e-newsletter and dedicated website that publishes timely articles written by academic experts. Topics address the challenges, issues, and trends that matter most to academic administrators at post-secondary institutions. The blog articles help academic administrators set direction, solve problems, and become stronger leaders. Topic areas include administration, such as accreditation, program and course assessment, program development, and strategic planning; human resources including career development, collegiality, diversity, faculty development, and faculty evaluation; risk management including campus safety, legal issues, regulation and compliance, and student affairs; scholarship such as competency-based education, curriculum, grading, and research, and marketing, communication and recruitment.

Find our publications submission guidelines here:

The Teaching Professor Submission Guidelines

Academic Leader Submission Guidelines

Faculty Focus Submission Guidelines

Academic Briefing Submission Guidelines



  • The Teaching Professor Conference is a three-day conference for faculty, instructional designers, faculty developers, academic leaders, and others interested in recent pedagogical research, innovative classroom techniques, emerging challenges, proven best practices and more. It is held in June and session proposals are requested in August of the year before.
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  • The Leadership in Higher Education Conference is a dynamic two-and-a-half-day forum for academic leaders to examine the challenges, issues, and trends affecting management in higher education today, to learn actionable strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness in their positions, and to network with like-minded peers facing similar challenges. It is held in the fall, and session proposals are requested in December of the year before.
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  • The National Conference on Student Leadership  is a highly engaging three-and-a-half-day conference for student leaders and their advisors. Its mission is to create a place for college students to enhance their leadership skills to make a difference on campus, in the local community, and beyond. The conference brings together student and professional campus leaders and connects them with ‘best of the best’ leadership educators who offer training sessions based on tested principles in an intentionally designed program. NCSL started in 1978 and thrives today because it provides a nurturing place for a personal examination of values, goals, and dreams with like-minded leaders. Student leaders are eager to avail themselves of a unique opportunity to jumpstart personal and professional growth that will continue long after the conference ends.
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