As I announced before, I accepted a job as senior editor of home / school / life magazine. home / school / life magazine is going to be a high-quality print magazine, but we will also offer digital subscriptions. And I’ve been given permission to give away some digital subscriptions! Please read on to find out more.
I have been working on several items for the magazine, and I’m privy to some of the other pieces that will appear in our premiere issue this spring. I can sincerely say that I think it will be a great magazine for homeschoolers and even non-homeschooling parents who want to be involved in their children’s educations. We are touching on all the things that homeschoolers need and want and a little bit more. There will be regular departments and columnists that will continue to bring informed advice and inspiration in future issues. It’s really exciting to see this come together.
Just to give one example of a section in the magazine which I’m very excited about, and which I’ll be in charge of, is “Career Path.” In each issue, we’re going to interview someone in a professional field and find out what kind of education and experience they needed to get their job. We’re doing this so that our homeschooled children will be informed when they decide they might be interested in XYZ career. I want them to know what academic subjects they may need to focus on, and I want them to know what kinds of volunteer or other job experience might be required. I also want them to know what kind of salary they can expect. Will it be worth it to them to pay all that money into a higher degree, if the starting salary is only $35,000, and there’s not much career growth in that field? Alternatively, your children may find out about careers that they were not aware of! I hope these interviews will help parents and students better plan their education so that they won’t have any surprises as they enter the work force as young adults.
I would buy the magazine for this section alone, but that’s just me! The magazine will also be full of project ideas, unit studies, book and media recommendations, and other resources. We have four regular columnists who will write about curriculum, books, art and science. In another section, we’ll look at one subject and offer four different ways of approaching it, and there will be regular articles pertaining to the early grades, middle and high school years. We’re also going to offer a Homeschooler’s Toolbox and highlight one educational philosophy in each issue. So as you continue to read home / school / life magazine, you’ll become an expert on all things homeschool!
And this is just a part of the magazine! I haven’t mentioned yet that we will include three feature articles in each issue. (And yes, we’ll be accepting queries from freelance writers, and yes, we will pay for any article we accept.)
Right now we would like to get the word out about our magazine to as many homeschoolers as we can. If you have a homeschooling or parenting blog, and you wouldn’t mind writing about home / school / life on your blog, we would like to offer you a free, digital one-year subscription to the magazine. Not only that, we’ll also give you another free, digital one-year subscription that you can give away on your blog to one of your readers. This offer will be available for a limited time.
Below is a flier I made about the magazine that you can share with your readers, if you decide to do this. Let me know if you would like to share this on your blog, and I’ll send it to you. You can e-mail me at shelli (at) homeschoollifemag (dot) com or leave a comment. Thank you for considering this!
(Note: The drawing for a free subscription is closed and the winner will be announced soon. Bloggers may still earn a free digital subscription by sharing our magazine on their blogs!)