Calling All Student Writers!!!

BCTELA Voices Visible student writing contest is open for submissions from grades 4-12 students!

The categories are: Poetry & Short Stories (no personal or expository essays please).

*** You have the choice of submitting your entry online or via email. 

For online entries please go to

For emailed entries, download the application form below and follow the instructions on page 2.



Questions may be submitted to

If you want students to submit entries but you are not yet a member, join at: BCTELA Memberships



To order copies of the published book of student writing download this form and send it to the email or address indicated.

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Aligning with the BCTELA Fall 2022 conference theme, English Practice invites you to submit teaching ideas, classroom inquiries and practice-focused research, reflective and critical narratives, poems, fiction and other arts-based renderings, or book reviews for our upcoming issue.

Entitled Embracing Equity in Text: The Power of Mode and Perspective this issue encourages us to think about the texts we bring into our classroom, in teaching English Language Arts.

Guiding questions may include:

How can we build a safe and inclusive classroom community by the choice of texts we share with our students?

How are the texts we use, reflective of the students in our classes?

How can we encourage ourselves and our colleagues to explore texts from diverse backgrounds and voices?

What kinds of modes and perspectives are important to bring into our English Language Arts classrooms when fostering an equitable environment for our students?

How do we support our students, as they find their voices and share their perspectives?

We have four sections to assist you in preparing and submitting your writing:

Teaching Ideas (classroom lessons and strategies)

Investigating our Practice (teacher inquiry)

Salon (literary & arts-based pieces)

Check this Out (book reviews)

Submissions can be emailed to:

Deadline: April 15th, 2023. Anticipated publication Fall 2023.

Editor: Belinda Chi


BCTELA’s award winning journal with contributions from educators willing to share their practices are available to download here!


Archive –To see all articles click here.



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