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.

Month Theme Articles Due
January The Enterprise of Education Issue October 1, 2023
February Keeping Your Team Equipped to Thrive – the Wellness Issue November 1, 2023
March Dollars, Sense, and Big Picture Thinking – the Money Issue December 1, 2023
April Supporting Your Most Critical Resource – The People Issue January 1, 2024
May Inspire, Ignite, Invent – the Innovation Issue February 1, 2024
June Creating and Managing Safe Spaces – the Facilities Issue March 1, 2024
July/August Assets, Inventory, and Procurement – the Property Issue April 1, 2024
September Optimizing Efficiency and Security – the Technology Issue June 1, 2024
October Motivate, Encourage, and Flourish – the Leadership Issue July 1, 2024
November Empowering District Operations – the Essential Services Issue August 1, 2024
December Connect, Collaborate, Succeed – the Communications Issue September 1, 2024


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, 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