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.

2021 (volume 56)

1 Women in History

Closing date for submissions: 30 November 2020
Distribution date: March 2021

2 History Assessment

Closing date for submissions: 13 April 2021
Distribution date: July 2021

3 Colonial History

Closing date for submissions: 7 September 2021
Distribution date: November 2021

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
    1800­–2500 words
  • Praktikos Teaching ideas
    1200–1800 words
  • Sungraphô Research reviews
    3000­–4000 words
  • Kritikos Reviews (online)
    500 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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