Official Journal of OCTE
Published twice annually, spring/summer and fall/winter
Submission deadlines are February 1 (spring/summer) and September 1 (fall/winter).
The Oregon English Journal is a peer-reviewed publication which serves to reflect current content, theory, research, and practice in the teaching of English Language Arts at all levels, elementary through college. The journal also publishes original poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Oregon English Journal is a forum for the open discussion of ideas. Publicity accorded to any point of view does not necessary reflect or imply endorsement by the Council, its officers, or members.
Call for Manuscripts
Spring/Summer 2023: Best Teaching Moments
Teaching is complex work, and we recognize that the past few years of teaching have been even more complex, as teachers have worked to support students grappling with the pandemic, racism, and many other difficult issues. However, in our conversations with teachers, we have been buoyed by the stories they share of teaching moments that serve as an affirmation for their classroom practice. These moments often provide an opportunity to celebrate a relationship with a student, allow us to witness student(s) learning, remind us of the joy found in learning, or reinforce the importance of the work we do as teachers.
We invite you to share with us your best teaching moments. This could be a focus on one moment or vignettes of several “best” moments. During our discussion of this theme at an Oregon English Journal Editorial Board meeting, we talked about how we often find ourselves focused on what worked less well in our teaching practice. But when we take time to reflect on “best teaching moments,” we are reminded of why we teach.
Please submit research, stories of classroom practice, original poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
We also invite book reviews (please refer to 'Call For Book Reviews' in the right hand column for more details).
Submit an electronic copy in Word (Docx) format to the Editor, and an accompanying separate electronic cover sheet including your name, mailing address, email, and a 2-3 sentence biographical sketch to the email address below. Manuscripts are reviewed in an impartial blind reading. To ensure this, please do not include your name anywhere in the manuscript but on the cover sheet. Deadlines are February 1 for the spring/summer issue and September 1 for the fall/winter issue. For more information, see our guidelines at
Kimberly Hill Campbell
Editor of Oregon English Journal
Submissions must be received no later than September 15, 2022.