Voices of Kansas, digitally published by the Kansas Association of Teachers of English, welcomes manuscripts and artwork in the categories of Perspectives & Literary Criticism, Artistic Expression, Poetry, and Creative Fiction & Non-Fiction from educators, student teachers, and students in grades 3-6 & 7-12. Our mission is for this journal to be a place for young writers to have a voice through both written and visual expression. Editor's choice entries will be featured with lesson plans aligned to Common Core Standards for use by English Language Arts teachers in the state of Kansas.
Submissions must be made by a KATE member via our online submission system. Submissions to Voices of Kansas are reviewed by editors and reviewers of the journal, and the editors share critiques and work with the authors advancing toward publication in the journal. We acknowledge reception of manuscripts by email, and constructive feedback is provided for all submissions. Voices of Kansas publishes in the spring, and all applicants receive an emailed copy of the journal. The present year’s publication can be downloaded for free on the KATE website; however, previous volumes can be accessed via a KATE members-only archive.
While the journal does not specify a theme, we are looking for high quality writing and art from students. Below, you'll find a gallery of winning art, as well as exemplar pieces for various grades and types of writing.
If you are a student who was published in a previous volume and have lost your copy of the journal, or if you were a teacher who had students published in a previous volume -- but are no longer a KATE member, please email us! We’ll happily send you a new file.