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the teachers in and around Missouri will be grateful that you shared what works for you and that you wrote about what you know.

Dr. Beth Hurst is a Professor of Literacy in the Graduate Literacy Program, Reading, Foundations,and Technology Department at Missouri State University in

Springfield Missouri. She is a former editor of The Missouri Reader.

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In Conclusion,I hope you have been inspired to write an article for The Missouri Reader. I think you will find it a highly rewarding process. And I know the teachers in and around Missouri will be grateful that you shared what works for you and that yo wrote about what you know.

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your manuscript as a Microsoft Word document email attachment with “TMR Submission” in the subject line to Glenda Nugent, Co-Editor, at glenda.nugent@gmail.com.

In the email say something like this: “Please find attached a manuscript for consideration for the "Tech Talk" section of The Missouri Reader. It has not been submitted elsewhere.” This last line is necessary because you cannot submit a manuscript to more than one place at a time or publish the same manuscript in two different journals.

When you email your manuscript, the guidelines also state that the you need to “complete, The Missouri Reader Submission Form which includes the category of the submission and other pertinent details.” This form asks for a short bio about you. You can tell where and what you teach, and if you are in graduate school, you can add that too.

Peer Review Process

After you have submitted your manuscript, the next thing you need is patience because it can take a while to hear back about whether or not they want to publish your piece. Each manuscript submitted goes through what is called a blind peer-reviewed process. This means your manuscript will be sent to two reading people in the state who will recommend to the editor whether or not it should be published. The blind part means your name will not be on it. This is to insure fairness. According to The Missouri Reader website, the reviewers will use the following criteria when evaluating each manuscript:

1) relevance and applicability to Missouri

educators;

2) clarity of writing;

3) blend of theory and practice; and

4) content – accurate, consistent, and

well-reasoned.

The reviewers also make suggestions. These suggestions are invaluable. They offer ideas for how you can strengthen the manuscript. I am always grateful for this feedback because the article ends up being better.

In Conclusion

I hope you have been inspired to write an article for The Missouri Reader. I think you will find it a highly rewarding process. And I know the teachers in and around Missouri will be grateful that you shared what works for you and that you wrote about what you know.

Dr. Beth Hurst is a Professor of Literacy in the Graduate Literacy Program, Reading, Foundations, and Technology Department at Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri. She is a former editor of The Missouri Reader.

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