Do you accept submissions?
We are currently accepting submissions for reading comprehension passages. Specifically, we are looking for short fictional stories and nonfiction articles for grades 1 through 5. We will also consider passages targeted at a middle school reading level.
What topics are you looking for?
For fiction, we're looking for stories with memorable characters and kid-friendly themes. We'd especially like to see more multicultural stories and stories that teach a lesson.
For nonfiction, we are looking to add more science and social studies reading comprehension passages to the website.
Here are some science topics we'd like to have more articles on:
- biomes (tundra, forest, grassland, desert, tropical rainforest, etc.)
- soil types
- water cycle
- weather events (thunderstorms, lightning, blizzard, etc.)
- seed dispersal
- physical versus chemical changes in matter
- heat energy
- kinetic versus potential energy
Here are some social studies topics we'd like to have more articles on:
- ancient civilizations (Egypt, Greece, Rome, China)
- needs vs. wants
- supply vs. demand
- Native Americans
- Colonial America
- American Revolution
- Branches of Government
- Civil War
- World War I and World War II
We are interested in historical biographies, such as the Founding Fathers (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, etc.)
We'd also like more black history biographies (Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, etc.)
And we'd also like to see some more U.S. presidential biographies.
How long should the reading passage submissions be?
Generally, the reading passages we use are quite short. Below we've listed several sample reading passages, along with a word length guideline, to give you an idea of what we've published for each grade in the past.
(Please note: We write our own reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, and writing prompts for stories we publish. When you submit, do not include these items with your fiction or nonfiction piece.)
1st Grade - ~90 words; Simple vocabulary
example, fiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/1st-rhyming-game_RGAME.pdf
example, fiction: example, fiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/1st-ian-builds-a-snowman_SNOWS.pdf
2nd Grade - ~150 words
example, fiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/2nd-planetrip_TZZTZ.pdf
example, fiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/2nd-sleepybear_HYBER.pdf
3rd Grade - ~200 words
example, fiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/3rd-time-capsule_WBBQZ.pdf
example, nonfiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/3rd-martin-luther-king_WBDDB.pdf
4th Grade - ~250 Words
example, fiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/4th-diary-dancer_WBDQR.pdf
example, nonfiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/4th-coral-reefs_CORAL.pdf
5th Grade - ~300 words; More complex vocabulary and meaning
example, fiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/5th-the-garden_TOMAT.pdf
example, nonfiction: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/5th-the-magic-of-rainbows_LIGHT.pdf
How much will I be paid?
We pay $40 for each reading passage we publish on the website.
Submission to our website does not guarantee that we will publish your work. You will only receive compensation if we publish your work on our website. We will contact you if we are interested in your submission(s).
We pay either through PayPal or personal check (U.S. only).
Can I submit published works?
No. All entries must be original, unpublished works. If we accept an entry and use it on our website, you cannot submit it for publication anywhere else. We want Super Teacher Worksheets material to be original and exclusive to our website.
Official, Legal Terms of Submission
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Please submit one sample piece, attached to an email, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your file as either a Microsoft Word or Open Office document. Do not include any images with your text. Indicate which grade level your story targets, as well as an approximate number of words.
If we are interested in your work, we will contact you regarding payment.