We’ve gathered the following education resources—including teaching guides, course adoption programs, books about craft and teaching, and more—offered by CLMP Member magazines and presses. We will continue to update this list as we learn of new opportunities. To suggest any additions, please send an email to [email protected].
To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, we recommend visiting our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources page.
To learn more about incorporating literary magazines in the classroom, we recommend visiting our Lit Mag Adoption page.
Teaching Guides for Books & Literary Magazines
Bellevue Literary Press
Bellevue Literary Press offers educational resources alongside its books, including Teacher’s Guides that feature comprehension questions, background information, and further reading; Reading Group Guides that feature discussion questions; conversations between authors; exclusive author Q&As; and more.
Bellevue Literary Review
Bellevue Literary Review offers reading guides for many of its themed issues, as well as its anthology, that “provide a framework for encountering illness from a variety of perspectives and are useful teaching tools for instructors of literature, ethics, and medicine/nursing, social workers, and health care professionals.”
Carve Magazine offers a series of lesson plans geared toward high school or college audiences and based on stories in its archive; each story is available to read online and is also accompanied by an audio version.
Catalyst Press offers educational resources alongside its books for young readers, including read-alongs, coloring pages, discussion questions, and activity sheets.
The Common offers sample lesson plans and additional educational resources alongside each issue, including Issue 21, adapted from teachers and professors who have used The Common in the classroom.
Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry
Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry offers study guides alongside each issue. The study guide for Deep Wild 2021 suggests discussion questions alongside key texts about a range of wilderness themes.
Etruscan Press offers study guides alongside each new release; these guides include a synopsis, study questions, writing prompts, standards for the English Language Arts, and more. The press also offers a list of books organized by subject, as well as course curricula related to literary publishing, British literature, poetry writing, and more.
The Haiku Society of America
The Haiku Society of America offers workshops, lesson plans, recommended books, and other resources for teachers and students at the primary, secondary, and college levels.
Litmus Press offers teaching guides featuring introductory information as well as detailed lesson planning ideas related to selected titles from Litmus Press, O Books, and The Post-Apollo Press. In addition, Litmus Press has recently launched an Open Poetics program with CUNY Manifold, featuring free, digital editions of contemporary poetry collections designed for use in classrooms.
Narrative Magazine offers curated reading lists of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for the classroom, as well as an online library of content explorable by theme. The magazine also hosts the “Tell Me a Story” High School Contest and a series of video tutorials, in which Carol Edgarian discusses “the use of detail, the desire at the heart of great characters and stories, and practical tips on how to work from one’s own particular strengths—in other words, a master class for writers at every level.”
Perugia Press offers reading companions for use in continuing education, undergraduate, and high school courses, as well as writing workshops and poetry discussion groups. Companions feature a sample poem, reading discussion questions, writing prompts, suggested courses for the book, and ideas for pairing Perugia books together.
Sarabande Books offers teacher’s guides alongside its books, featuring discussion questions, writing exercises, and suggested further reading.
Terrain.org offers class exercises developed by its education editor alongside its “wide range of teachable content—from lyrical poetry to longform journalism and from detailed community case studies to interviews of some of the world’s most important thinkers.” Terrain.org’s editors and contributors are also available for virtual class visits.
Tupelo Press offers reading guides alongside more than 50 books in its online catalog; these guides feature information about the author, related essays, and links to additional resources.
Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders Campus helps educators “bring the world to their students, connecting classrooms with eye-opening short readings from around the world.” WWB Campus offers free, full-text versions of international poetry, short stories, graphic fiction, and more; its growing collection includes writing from dozens of countries—including Mexico, Japan, and Egypt—organized around themes such as “Leaving Home” and “Love Stories.”
Course Adoption | Books
Bellevue Literary Press
Bellevue Literary Press offers free desk copies of its titles to U.S.–based teachers.
Catalyst Press offers free review and desk copies of its books to educators.
Coffee House Press
Coffee House Press offers free review and desk copies of its books, with a shipping fee included, to educators.
Etruscan Press has categorized its catalog into 32 academic categories for course adoption.
Gival Press offers free desk copies of many of its books to educators, as well as a discount of 20% for any purchases with free shipping. Interested educators should email for more information.
Hanging Loose Press
Hanging Loose Press offers desk copies of its poetry titles to English and creative writing teachers and of its high school anthologies to high school teachers. Interested educators should email for more information.
Hobblebush Books offers a 40% bulk discount on orders of 5 or more books for educators.
Red Hen Press
Red Hen Press offers free desk copies of its books to educators, as well as a 20% bulk discount for course adoptions if ordered directly through the press.
Rose Metal Press
Rose Metal Press offers free PDFs or discounted hard copies of its books to teachers considering adopting a title, and a free desk copy of any book adopted as a required text. Interested educators should email for more information.
Sarabande Books offers free review and desk copies of its books to educators.
Tupelo Press offers free review and desk copies of its books to educators.
Ugly Duckling Presse
Ugly Duckling Presse offers free desk copies of its books to educators, as well as a 20% discount off its direct prices for students with the code SKOOL.
Course Adoption | Literary Magazines
Lit Mag Adoption
Dozens of literary magazines offer discounted student subscriptions—as well as classroom visits, a digital portfolio of essays, and more—through CLMP’s Lit Mag Adoption program. Participating publications include A Public Space, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Chordata, The Blotter, Bone Bouquet, Brick, Brink, Broadsided Press, The Café Review, Carve Magazine, Colorado Review, The Common, Conjunctions, Creative Nonfiction, Fence, The Fiddlehead, Flock, F(r)iction, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, One Story, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Rain Taxi Review of Books, River Teeth, Salamander, SAND, Sinister Wisdom, The Southern Review, The Sun, The Timberline Review, Waterways, and Willow Springs. Learn more about this easy way to integrate literary magazines into course curricula.
In addition, many of CLMP’s member magazines offer discounted subscriptions and desk copies, including the following.
Bellevue Literary Review
Bellevue Literary Review offers a 20% back-to-school discount for teachers.The code SCHOOL20 will apply through October 31, 2021.
Carve Magazine offers free review PDF copies of any back issue, and its editors can offer recommendations in which issues are appropriate for a particular classroom. Carve also offers discounted bulk reprints of back issues for classroom use at a discount; every bulk order comes with a free one-year subscription.
Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry
Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry offers a 25% discount for students and teachers; with this special educational discount, issues are $5 including postage.
Ecotone offers discounted copies and subscriptions for students and free desk copies for teachers. As part of the subscription package, one of its editors will virtually visit a classroom upon request.
The Sun offers a “give and take” program, through which teachers can receive a collection of previous issues.
Books on Teaching and Craft
This book of wellness techniques is “intended to assist the community of teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, psychologists, school nurses, administrators, students, and parents, to create calm and useful energy within themselves and their environment.” Read a short sample.
Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom by Lewis Buzbee
Graywolf Press | 2014
Buzbee “looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond,” offering “histories of the key ideas informing educational practice over the centuries, which have shaped everything from class size to the layout of desks and chairs.”
The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story by Christopher Castellani
Graywolf Press | 2016
In this book, Castellani “examines the various ways writers have solved the crucial point-of-view problem” and “illustrates how the author’s careful manipulation of distance between narrator and character drives the story.”
Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres
Rose Metal Press | 2015
Edited by Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe and Marcela Sulak, this book provides essays and examples of eight hybrid forms: “lyric essay, epistolary, poetic memoir, prose poetry, performative, short-form nonfiction, flash fiction, and pictures made of words.”
Edited by Robert J. Kett and Anna Kryczka, this book examines “an experiment in intercultural exchange and artistic and social scientific learning through practice.”
Social Poetics by Mark Nowak
Coffee House Press | 2020
Social Poetics presents “a people’s history of the poetry workshop from the founding director of the Worker Writers School,” illustrating “not just what poetry means, but what it does to and for people outside traditional literary spaces, from taxi drivers to street vendors, and other workers of the world.”
The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination by Carl Phillips
Graywolf Press | 2014
In six essays, Phillips “meditates on the craft of poetry, its capacity for making a space for possibility and inquiry.”
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction
Rose Metal Press | 2009
Edited by Tara L. Masih and featuring 25 essays from experts in the field, this book “meets the growing need for a concise yet creative exploration of the re-emerging genre popularly known as flash fiction.”
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry
Rose Metal Press | 2010
Edited by Gary McDowell and F. Daniel Rzicznek and featuring both essays and prose poems, this guide explores the craft and influence of prose poetry and “provides a history of the development of the prose poem up to its current widespread appeal.”
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction
Rose Metal Press | 2012
Edited by Dinty W. Moore, this guide “features 26 eminent writers, editors, and teachers offering expert analysis, focused exercises, and helpful examples of what make the brief essay form such a perfect medium for experimentation, insight, and illumination.”