OPEN CALL - Teaching Behind the Screens, a Collection of Memoirs

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Katherine D. Kalagher, Ed.D., Liz Lane, Ed.D., and Cynthia J. Murphy, MA, ABD
contact email: 

It is a pleasure to invite all educators from around the world to share their stories of teaching during the pandemic through written memoir.  We are seeking previously unpublished visceral narratives from all levels K-12 and higher education, and writings across all disciplines.  The collection is organized by Katherine D. Kalagher, Ed.D., Liz Lane, Ed.D., and Cynthia J. Murphy, MA, ABD, veteran educators from the Northeast.  Please share your truth, no holds barred, as part of an anthology of voices that will delve deeper into educators’ personal experiences, and reveal the challenging and transformative nature of teaching during the pandemic. 

Topics of interest

  • Veteran Teachers
  • First Year Teachers
  • Parenting while teaching from home
  • Specials/Non-core Educators
  • Other

Submission Requirements:

Word Count: 2500 – 5000

Only Previously Unpublished Work Accepted.

Multiple submissions allowed. One submission per upload.

The deadline to submit full memoir pieces is OCT. 1, 2021.

Writers will be notified of acceptance by NOV. 15, 2021.

To submit your complete memoir, please visit the following link and attach a document in the private messaging option:

File attachments should contain:

  • Writer’s Name (Note, anonymous/ pseudonym submissions. are acceptable in the case of publishing)
  • Contact Information
  • Title of piece
  • Identify the topic from the list of general topics where you believe your piece best relates (Veteran Teachers, First Year Teachers, Parenting while teaching from home, Specials/Non-core Educators, Other)

For any inquiries regarding the collection or submission process, please contact:  For all general inquiries, please visit our Facebook page and post or send a private message.

 We look forward to reading your submissions!