We’d reached out a while back about our summer passage writing workshops. Now that the workshops have ended, we’re looking for submissions of fiction and poetry. I wanted to pass along our general call for submissions—please pass along to any writers you know who may be interested. Thank you.
The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation is currently looking for writers of fiction and poetry to submit work for possible use on the state reading assessments. We pay $250.00 per accepted piece for exclusive assessment publication rights.
Previously published work is acceptable, but author must hold the copyright and must include prior publication information when submitting. All submissions must be appropriate for testing. Please allow 2-4 months for a response.
For more details, or to submit your work, visit https://cete.ku.edu/submissions.
What rights do you buy?
We buy exclusive assessment publication rights. This means you can continue to publish the work elsewhere as long as you don’t sell it to another testing company.
Do you accept excerpts?
Yes, we accept excerpts of longer works, included previously published work. Please just include any publication information when you submit.
How many items can I include in one submissions?
We recommend including no more than 5 items in a single submission. This helps keep our wait time down while we review your work. Note also that multiple single-item submissions will be reviewed and responded to individually. 20 submissions = 20 separate responses.
Why is there an Alaska Submissions category?
We work with the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development to develop reading passages that are appropriate and relevant to students in Alaska. This category is for any submissions that may be specific to Alaskan interest and experience. We also accept work by Alaskan authors, which can be submitted in any category.
Is there a Kansas Submissions category?
We do work with the Kansas Department of Education to developing reading passages for Kansas assessments. However, we do not have a separate category for Kansas content. While our work with Alaska is relatively new, we have been developing content for Kansas for 30 years. We are happy to accept Kansas-related or Kansas-specific content in all categories.
About the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation
CETE is a research center at the University of Kansas. We are housed within the School of Education on the Lawrence campus. We administer a variety of standardized tests, including assessments in Kansas and Alaska.
Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation
1122 West Campus Road, Room 240
Lawrence, KS 66045