Write for Us

Ever thought about writing but wondered what was involved?

Educate.ie is always interested in hearing ideas from practicing teachers. If you have an idea for a book, eBook, digital resource or some other materials for the post-primary classroom, contact proposals@educate.ie to discuss it further. Paula Purcell can be contacted about Primary books (paula@educate.ie).

Questions that you might ask yourself before contacting us would include the following:

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current materials on the market?
  • How will yours be different? Think of at least three unique features that you would have.
  • What are the current challenges in the classroom for your subject and how are you addressing these?
  • Are you good at giving yourself targets and meeting deadlines?

If we are interested in developing your idea, we will ask you to submit a sample of what you are proposing – perhaps a topic or a full chapter – and this will be peer reviewed. If the proposal is accepted, then a schedule of submission is agreed and a publication date set.

Once you have written the material and it has been extensively reviewed and assessed, it then goes into production. You will work with a team that could include some or all of the following professionals: an editor, a designer, a picture researcher, a copyright clearance editor, an animator, etc. We all work together to produce the best possible resources for the Irish classroom.