PTEvoices is the official newsletter of PennTESOL-East.  


Advertising in the PennTESOL-East newsletter is a great way to reach a wide audience of Philadelphia area TESOL professionals.

 The prices are as follows:

  • Full page advertisement (8x10) - $200  

  • Half-page advertisement (8 x 5) - $125

To submit an article or place an advertisement, e-mail

Submission Categories and Guidelines

PennTESOL-East welcomes submissions from members for publication in PTEvoices


We accept articles that fall into these general categories:

  • Best Practices - practitioner-oriented, research-based
  • Success Stories - interview of an inspiring student, colleague, or expert; Q&A or narrative format
  • Teaching Tip - lesson plan, classroom activity, reflection on classroom experience
  • Graduate Student Perspectives
  • Book Reviews

Contact the Publications Chair (Linda Fellag) at for questions.


Our publication follows guidelines created for the TESOL Newsletter. Submissions should:

  • follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.)
  • be copy ready (with proper grammar, spelling, etc.)
  • have a title in ALL CAPS
  • have a byline:  author’s name, email address, affiliation, city, country
  • have a 50-word teaser (abstract). 
  • have a 2- to 3-sentence bio at the end for each author
  • be no longer than 1,750 words (including tables and citations). 
  • contain no more than five citations
  • be formatted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Notepad (.txt or .rtf)
  • not have photos or other graphics embedded in the Word file (see Pictures below). Photos and other graphics should be submitted in the same email message as the text.


  • Please do not embed photos, figures, and other graphics in the text of the submission. Include each one in a separate file instead.
  • Please include photo captions and, if you have them, photographer credits. Please include the names of each person appearing in the photo whenever possible.
  • Please submit a headshot of yourself (alone) with your article (in the same message). Your  photo must be: 
    • a head and shoulder shot 
    • a JPG file 
    • width = 120px height = 160px 
  • All photos must be
    • clear, clean, professional, appropriate to the article 
    • attached as a separate file in the same email as your article
    • File format: GIF, JPG, JPEG
    • Maximum file size: 1MB
    • Quality: Low Resolution (Web quality) 200 dpi

    Deadlines and Notes

    • Submissions for the Fall issue are due August 15; submissions for the Spring issue are due February 15.

    • Authors should submit a brief bio (2-3 sentences) and a high-quality head shot for publication with the article.

    • PennTESOL-East reserves the right to edit all manuscripts for clarity, brevity, and style; the editors will consult with contributors on substantive revisions. 

    • Authors are responsible for the inclusion and accuracy of their references. 

    • The articles published in PTE voices reflect the research, classroom experiences, and opinions of a wide range of contributing authors and do not constitute policy statements on behalf of the organization.

    • PennTESOL welcomes articles that reflect diverse perspectives on practices and issues relevant to those in the TESOL field.


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