About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Kansas English is the peer-reviewed journal of the Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE). It publishes articles and materials on subjects of interest to English and literacy teachers at all levels, including practitioner pieces, scholarly articles, reflective essays, interviews, book reviews, teaching tips, and creative works. Kansas English publishes about 75 percent of the manuscripts it receives each year.  Specifically, consider submitting the following types of manuscripts:

    1. Practitioner Pieces describing how you teach a particular text, skill, or concept in your English language arts and/or literacy classroom.
    2. Scholarly Articles, including research studies and academic arguments supported by research in English and/or literacy education.
    3. Reflective Essays about teaching English language arts and/or literacy.
    4. Creative Works (e.g., poetry, vignettes) related to teaching English and/or literacy.
    5. Interviews with authors (children's, YA, and adult) and experts in the field of English language arts and/or literacy.
    6. Book Reviews of recently published English/literacy pedagogy texts.
    7. Conversation Pieces in response to previously published work in Kansas English.
    8. Kansas-Specific Articles that would be of interest to English and/or literacy teachers in Kansas.