Writing for Agora

Writing for Agora gives you a chance to share your expertise and ideas with history teachers and contribute to the history teaching community. Agora invites submissions that relate to history teaching in any way, from classroom-ready activities to deep curriculum discussions and insights into history teaching as a discipline.

Read more about the editorial process, copyright and our style guide.

Download author guidelines
Download author agreement
Download student permission form

General information

Agora content is aimed at practising history teachers and educators. Articles range in tone from formal and academic style to conversational. Writers are expected to demonstrate a fair-minded approach when discussing the work of others, and submissions should be both courteous and academically rigorous.

Please send submissions to the Agora editor at agora@htav.asn.au. By submitting a contribution to Agora, you agree to the terms of the author agreement. Please include a signed copy of the agreement with your submission.


Each issue of Agora focuses on a specific theme. Articles that don’t relate to the theme are also welcome, although they may be held over for an appropriate issue.

2020 (volume 55)

1 Australian Histories

Closing date for submissions: 3 February 2020
Distribution date: May 2020

2 Student Voice and Engagement

Closing date for submissions: May 2020
Distribution date: July 2020

3 Asia

Closing date for submissions: 7 September 2020
Distribution date: November 2020

Agora structure

Agora features four sections that accommodate different styles and interests. Consider which section best suits your intended contribution.

Thema Perspectives on the theme
2000­–4500 words

Praktikos Teaching ideas
1500–3000 words

Sungraphô Peer-reviewed research articles
4000­–6500 words

Sungraphô articles are subject to a double-blind peer-review process coordinated by the Sungraphô section editor, Dr Heather Sharp of the University of Newcastle.

Kritikos Reviews (online)
500–1000 words

Read more about the editorial process, copyright and our style guide

Download contributor guidelines (pdf)

Download author agreement (pdf)

Download student permission form (doc)

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