Advise Editorial Calendar & Submission Guidelines

Student program advisers have a wealth of experience and expertise. We encourage you to share your knowledge by writing for Advise magazine.

Review the topics below and submit your article to If there is another topic you would like to write about, please use the same email address to contact us. You can also view the submission guidelines.

FALL 2020

Submission Deadline: May 22

  • Keeping students engaged and successful in the wake of COVID-19
  • When We All Vote and other nonpartisan voter education groups
  • Prudential Award winners
  • Student Leadership Advisory Committee national initiative


Submission Deadline: August 21

  • NHS Centennial
  • Creating collaborative partnerships with the community; boosting community engagement through social media
  • Adviser time management
  • Student support systems/peer leadership


Submission Deadline: November 12

  • RSVP
  • Navigating cognitive and implicit bias—“cancel culture”
  • Beyond high school


Submission Deadline: February 10

  • The role advisers play in making school transitions seamless
  • Wellness and balance for Honor Society and NatStuCo students
  • Lessons Learned: A roundup of advice from a collection of new and experienced advisers
  • How to tell your story effectively on social media

Article Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should explore one of the themes or other topics of professional interest to National Student Council advisers, National Junior Honor Society advisers, and National Honor Society advisers. Manuscripts are reviewed by the Advise editorial team and are evaluated based on their relevance, interest to advisers, timeliness, originality, readability, and credibility. Advise seeks articles that:

  • Describe best practices and exemplary programs objectively and include evidence of success, as well as a discussion of barriers or problems.
  • Address replicability and provide details about planning and process.
  • Include research as appropriate and necessary.
  • Explain how advisers can act on the information.
  • Include tips, advice, resources, and examples for sidebars.
  • Offer opinions on some topic of professional interest to advisers.

Manuscripts should be no more than 2,000 words, but may include additional supplemental material. Successful manuscripts are written in a tone and style appropriate to a magazine; are well-organized; clearly establish the purpose of the article; use specific examples-it is best to show, not tell; summarize relevant research succinctly; and adhere to the rules of grammar.

How to Submit
Please send your manuscript to and include:

  • The manuscript prepared in MS Word.
  • A cover letter that indicates your intention to submit the manuscript to Advise magazine and stipulates whether the manuscript has been submitted elsewhere.
  • Contact information for each author: affiliation and title, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
  • A two-sentence author identification for publication. The first sentence should include a current title, affiliation, and email address; the second sentence should highlight key accomplishments or reinforce your authority in discussing the topic.

Important Considerations

If you’d like to send photos to accompany your article, please attach the JPEG files to an email and send them to (Photos should be at least 4″x6″ at 300 dpi or better.) Include a photo credit and a brief caption that identifies the school and the context. NASSP does not identify individual students and does not require release forms. If no photos are available, NASSP will select file or stock art to enhance the article.

If you use an extended quotation (including charts, graphs, and tables) from another publication, you must obtain written permission from that publisher before submitting the manuscript to Advise. This permission must accompany the manuscript and be properly credited.

As publisher, NASSP protects its rights and those of its authors from copyright infringement. An author who requests permission to republish his or her submission generally receives it, with the understanding that the author will cite NASSP as the original publisher. Each author is responsible for the accuracy of references, quotations, tables, and photo releases and should inform NASSP if the article has been published elsewhere. In accepting a manuscript, we ask the author to sign a statement that:

  • The submission is original.
  • NASSP has permission to edit, publish, and copyright the submission.
  • NASSP may republish the submission or any part of it in any future publication.
  • NASSP may grant the right to reprint the submission in whole or in part.

The Process

  • Within a few days, you’ll receive an email acknowledging receipt of the manuscript.
  • Within 8 to 10 weeks, you will receive a letter of decision. If a manuscript is accepted, it may be months before a publication date is assigned.
  • If the article is accepted, you will receive an Intellectual Property Transfer to sign. (See previous section for a discussion of copyright.)
  • Editors will be in occasional contact with you to discuss revisions.

If you have questions, please contact:
Ashley Reid, Senior Managing Editor