About

The Font

The Font – A Literary Journal for Language Teachers is a journal about teaching and  learning languages at home and abroad. It looks at the topic from a more creative, literary, and humanistic perspective than the more traditional academic publications.

The Font is run by an independent, voluntary group of writers and readers, based in several countries, who also teach languages. It is not affiliated with any institution or organisation, and is unfunded and not for profit. 

The Font does not encourage or promote the use of any particular language teaching methodology or pedagogy. Rather, it is a place for teachers and learners to reflect on their experiences and observations while teaching and learning languages, or while living abroad as a teacher. It seeks to publish writing by language teachers, learners and translators in all countries, and in doing so become a venue for language teachers and learners from all walks of life, to come together and share. It also promotes the idea of creative writing as a form of Arts Based Research, and seeks to create a collection of works which arts based researchers can draw on. 

What kind of writing?

The Font publishes quality short stories, articles, essays, anecdotes, poems, interviews, cartoons and other forms of creative writing which provide insight, reflection, humour, and inspiration on the theme of teaching and learning languages at home and abroad.

Submitting

Submissions will be reviewed by our Editorial Committee. Please go to the Editorial Committee page for details.

After review, submissions with the most literary merit, related to the theme of The Font, are selected for publication. The journal is published twice yearly in April (Vol. 1) and October (Vol. 2). The submission guidelines are here.

Our address is; The Font, 56 Faulkner St., Armidale NSW 2350, Australia, however submissions and correspondence should be sent electronically to submissions@thefontjournal.com or via our contact form

What else?

The Font’s committee organizes events, sometimes at conferences, to celebrate and publicize each new issue, where our authors read and discuss their work.

In addition, workshops are held on writing creatively about the experience of teaching languages. Check our Events page for more details, or follow The Font on Facebook.

Friends of the Font

Do you want to receive email notices about new Font publications, prizes, submission deadlines, and special events? Just fill out the form below and send it to us. We will add you to the “Friends of The Font” email newsletter list.

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The Font would also like to thank all the special friends who have lent a hand, including our editors, our web adviser,  contributors, artists, readers, and those who provide encouragement and moral support.

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The following websites are also Friends of The Font and are well worth checking out if you you would like to see more of the kind of high quality writing you have found here.

http://www.asiancha.com/

http://www.eastlit.com/

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