Contribute to Our Blog and Newsletter!

Attention All Writers (that means everyone!!)

If you are an OFTP member in good standing and have already registered your user account, you can log in to create and submit a blog Post. If you are not an OFTP Member, please don't bother contacting us with any blogging offers. We are not currently accepting any guest blog posts.

Whether or not you're an OFTP member, if you're interested in submitting an article for the newsletter, here are some guidelines to follow:

Suggested topics

These are just some suggestions, please feel free to add to this list

  • Stories of how and why families homeschool - structured/eclectic/unschooling…...whatever;
  • Curriculum critiques - what do you use; tell us about it;
  • On-line Curriculum sources;
  • Teen stories such as how teenagers successfully entered college or university;
  • Articles from "budding" writers of all ages;
  • Homeschooling as a single parent;
  • Homeschooling a special needs child;
  • Homeschooling a large family;
  • Research on homeschooling;
  • Educational articles that you have come across or have written yourself;
  • Book reviews;
  • Curriculum reviews;
  • Support groups - tell us about your group;

………...the list and ideas are endless!!

Length Restrictions

There are currently no length restrictions but attempts should be made to keep articles concise.

Other Restrictions

Newsletter submissions cannot be glorified ads. They must be genuinely useful articles that provide helpful information or tips that don't rely on any specific consumer purchase. Your own product or service may not be mentioned in the article but can be mentioned briefly, with a link, in the bio that accompanies the article.

Advertising

For a $20 fee, you may submit an ad instead of an article. Send the proposed text (just a paragraph or two) with your logo image file and website URL, to newsletter@ontariohomeschool.org. If your ad is accepted for inclusion in the OFTP Members' e-newsletter, a PayPal invoice will be sent to you. Payment must be received before publication.

Book Reviews

Please include the author, ISBN number, publisher, price (if available or known), copyright date and name of reviewer. If a homeschooled child has reviewed the book, please include the child's age.

Curriculum Reviews

Please include curriculum name, supplier name, supplier contact information (address, telephone, fax, email, website), price, appropriate age/grade level, any other sources where curriculum can be purchased, and name of reviewer.

Your Bio

Please include a brief bio of yourself, approximately 2 to 3 sentences in length, to be included at the end of your article.

Please note: As a not-for-profit group, we cannot pay our contributors. You may, however, include contact information or a link to your website in the bio that accompanies your article.

Sending your submission

All submission for the newsletter must be sent to newsletter@ontariohomeschool.org no later than the 27th of each month to be included in the following month’s mailing.

If you're not able to send your submission by email, please contact the newsletter editor for an address to which you can send a hard copy by postal mail. Please contact newsletter@ontariohomeschool.org for the address or leave a message on the OFTP phone. Please don't send your submission to the OFTP general mailing address, it would only need to be forwarded.