Share Your Expertise

Writing for your professional association’s magazine can expand your network, strengthen your credibility, and build your public profile. Please review our editorial calendar and writer guidelines below.

2021 Editorial Calendar
With 11 themed issues published annually, SBA provides a comprehensive overview of school finance issues and trends. Regular columns include Management Briefcase, Leadership, Legal Issues, Technology, Human Resources, From the Field, Diversity and Inclusion, and Facilities Management.

Month Theme Articles Due
January Topics in Education October 1, 2020
February Ancillary Services November 1, 2020
March Funding & Cost Analysis  December 1, 2020
April Human Resources Management January 1, 2021
May Technology & Innovative Practices   February 1, 2021
June Professional Development & Career Pathways March 1, 2021
July/August Community Relations April 1, 2021
September Wellness June 1, 2021
October Leadership July 1, 2021
November Finance & Budgeting August 1, 2021
December Facilities September 1, 2021


Writer Guidelines

Audience and Topics
SBA is written primarily for school business officials, but readership extends to superintendents, school principals, university professors, school board members, government officials, and other school central office administrators. Our readers look for articles featuring specific management and leadership techniques, practical cost-saving methods, best practices in school finance and operations, and current trends in education.

Typical feature articles range from 1,000 to 1,500 words, although length is flexible depending on the subject. Special feature columns generally are 650 to 1,000 words.

Articles should be clear and concise, free of jargon, and written in a conversational tone.

Articles cannot promote specific products, companies, or services.

Please submit your article as a Word document. Include your name, title, and contact information (address, phone, email) on the manuscript.

If your article includes images or graphics, please include them in a separate document clearly marked with figure number and a caption. Do not embed photos, graphs, bar charts, or other graphic elements within your text.

Please inform us if it was previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Ready to submit? Email our SBA editor with your article as an attachment.

We make every attempt to acknowledge receipt of manuscripts within two weeks. If accepted, articles are tentatively assigned publication in specific issues.

Questions? Contact ASBO International’s SBA editor, or call 866.682.2729 x7076.