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Submit student work for publication in the Boston Herald
Turn your students into real Boston Herald reporters with Student Voices! This unique writing program gives students the chance to be published in the Boston Herald. One student each month will be published in the print and online Boston Herald during the school year. All students who participate will be featured on the NIE Blog. Submissions must be sent in by a teacher participating in the free Boston Herald in Education program. Not signed up yet? Subscribe here.

Monthly Writing Prompt:
Students can write an opinion article on any topic of their choice – we want to hear their perspectives. Because articles are published a month after submission, students should choose broader topics that will still be newsworthy 30 days later. See a sample of past Student Voices articles here.

Submission Guidelines:
Responses must be 300 words or less and be sent in by a teacher participating in the Boston Herald in Education program. Not signed up yet? Subscribe for free here. Sorry, we cannot accept submissions directly from students. All submissions must be received by the designated deadline for that month. Please email responses to

Teachers may include a photo of each writer. Please email us a copy of our Media Release Form signed by the student’s parent or guardian.

Teacher Tips:
Because students can write about any topic, it’s easy to integrate this activity into your curriculum. Teaching journalism? Student Voices can be integrated into journalism lessons while learning about the Op-Ed and Letters to the Editor sections of the newspaper. Refer to the Op-Ed section of the daily Boston Herald as a guide. Read the e-Edition here.

Sign up for a Boston Herald writing lesson at your school!
Want a Boston Herald staff member to visit your school and lead students in a writing activity? Sign up for your school visit today. A Herald staff member will lead students in a journalism writing activity that they can submit for publication through Student Voices. Email to schedule your visit (schools must be within 20 miles of Boston).

Questions? Contact or call 617-619-6223.

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