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Submit for the AETA Writers TEACHERS contest!

Poetry: A poem, spoken word poetry video, or song with lyrics.

Fiction: A short story, comic, film, or animated work. 

Future Teacher Essay (undergraduate students and pre-service teachers): A written essay or a video sharing reasons the person is entering the teaching profession.

Outstanding ELA Publication (graduate students and in-service teachers): An article or chapter (single author) published in 2022-2023 on any topic pertaining to English Language Arts teaching or research. Submit the entire publication as a PDF, and provide citation information if not visible.

Prizes include 2023 AETA Conference registration and a year of membership in the AETA organization!


Submission Deadline: August 1st, 2023.


The Arizona English Journal has a long history of serving Arizona teachers. Originally known as The Arizona English Bulletin, the journal has been a trusted source for teachers since the 1970s. Our peer-reviewed journal is focused on ELA pedagogy at all levels of instruction. We publish twice each year, with a themed issue in the fall and a general interest issue in the spring. 

For more information, including the current calls for manuscripts and directions for submission, please visit the journal webpage.


If you are interested in being a reviewer, or if you have any questions, please email our editorial team at

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Michelle Glerum


The Connections Newsletter shares upcoming events, AETA partnerships, and helpful resources for Arizona ELA teachers.


Use the button below to read current and past issues!


Vanessa Sullivan

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