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.
2024 Editorial Calendar
With 11 themed issues published annually, SBA provides a comprehensive overview of school finance issues and trends. Columns include Management Briefcase, Leadership, Legal Issues, Technology, Human Resources, From the Field, Diversity and Inclusion, and Facilities Management.
||The Enterprise of Education Issue
||October 1, 2023
||Keeping Your Team Equipped to Thrive –
the Wellness Issue
||November 1, 2023
||Dollars, Sense, and Big Picture Thinking –
the Money Issue
||December 1, 2023
||Supporting Your Most Critical Resource –
The People Issue
||January 1, 2024
||Inspire, Ignite, Invent – the Innovation Issue
||February 1, 2024
||Creating and Managing Safe Spaces –
the Facilities Issue
||March 1, 2024
||Assets, Inventory, and Procurement –
the Property Issue
||April 1, 2024
||Optimizing Efficiency and Security –
the Technology Issue
||June 1, 2024
||Motivate, Encourage, and Flourish –
the Leadership Issue
||July 1, 2024
||Empowering District Operations –
the Essential Services Issue
||August 1, 2024
||Connect, Collaborate, Succeed –
the Communications Issue
||September 1, 2024
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, written in a conversational tone, and in the author's own words.
Articles cannot promote specific products, companies, or services.
More writing tips.
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.
Contact ASBO International’s SBA editor