The Geographical Association publishes a large and varied range of resources on many aspects of geography and geographical education. These offer opportunities for geography educators to share their practice, ideas and research with the wider geography community. Being an author enhances your own professional development as well as providing support for others. This page explains how you can turn your ideas into print, and how the GA will support you in the process. We would like to give as many members as possible the opportunity to write, and particularly to encourage new authors.
Read this article from Richard Bustin about his experiences of writing an article for Teaching Geography. He encourages teachers to add their input to the voice of the GA.
Writing for the GA website
Writing for the GA website is a good place to begin and these writing guidelines will help you get started. Lesson plans, classroom resources, news items, event reports, teaching tips and case studies are just a few examples of content submitted by GA members in the past. We are building up our Teaching Resources section. If you have a resource you would like to share email Elaine Anderson.
Writing for GA Magazine
GA Magazine (download spring 2022 issue for free) is a 20-page full colour magazine sent out to all members every term. We welcome a variety of contributions including event reports and listings, GA Branch updates, news items and longer articles. These writing guidelines will help you to structure your piece.
Writing for the GA’s journals
We produce three journals, each of which is published three times a year. These are sent to subscribers and the full archive is also available online. We have provided some guidelines for writing for each journal and explained the publication process.
Designed for teachers at Foundation and key stages 1-2, inspiring primary teachers to incorporate geography into the primary curriculum successfully, with better understanding and increased confidence. Click here for guidelines on writing and editor contact details for Primary Geography.
Our journal for secondary geography teachers, aiming to keep them informed about recent developments, resources and CPD opportunities. Click here for guidelines on writing and editor contact details for Teaching Geography. If you have a piece of academic research that you would like to adapt into an article for Teaching Geography please read this short article from Richard Bustin which has guidelines on how to do that.
An international journal for teachers, lecturers and students of geography. This full colour publication ensures that the latest geographical research is both engaging and accessible. Click here for guidelines on writing for Geography. Submit an article for Geography using our online submission site.
Writing for the GA’s publications
If you are a more experienced author or you would like to write something more substantial than a journal article, you are welcome to submit a publications proposal for consideration by the GA’s publications team. We suggest that you discuss your proposal with the Head of Publishing before submitting it. Email Elaine Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing for the GA Blog
The GA Blog gives another platform to teachers and geographers writing about the latest insights, advocacy and updates in geography. Over time we hope it will include posts to all parts of the geographical education community.