Submit an Article for Piano Magazine

Submissions accepted for publication acknowledge that “publication” means that the work may be used, entirely or partially, on any of the Piano Magazine platforms (print, digital, social media, etc.)

The Piano Magazine editorial committee will conduct blind peer reviews of unsolicited well-written, 1,500-2,000 word articles on topics related to piano playing, teaching, and learning for possible publication. All unsolicited articles should be submitted through this online submission portal, not through direct email to the editor. Longer articles may not be reviewed. The Piano Magazine does not accept unsolicited interviews at this time. 

All submissions will be blind peer reviewed by at least three members of the Editorial Board. Normally, authors will receive a response about the status of the submission within 6-8 weeks.

There are three courses of action after peer review:

  • Accept with suggestions for minor revisions
  • Accept with suggestions for major revisions
  • Not ready for publication at this time

Authors whose work is accepted for publication should anticipate re-writing portions of the article, under the guidance of an editor, in order to meet the publication standards ofthe Piano Magazine and to meet the needs of the Piano Magazine audience. Authors will be notified of status of the peer review (and assigned an editor, if their work is accepted) by the Editor-In-Chief.

Edited articles accepted for publication will be placed in a queue for publication. They will appear based on suitability/applicability to theme of each Piano Magazine issue and length of time since acceptance. We will attempt to publish (in print or online) all articles within 18 months of acceptance.

Authors whose work appears in print will receive one complimentary copy of the print version of the Piano Magazine (issue in which the article is included). Articles will be available online or in print for subscribers. Authors will be able to subscribe at a discounted rate for 30-days following publication of article.

Submit an Article for Piano Pedagogy Forum

Prospective authors should review the following guidelines:

  • Piano Pedagogy Forum accepts submissions in all areas of piano-related study including but not limited to pedagogical subjects, literature, technique, group study, collaborative piano, technology, and current trends. Of primary interest are the results of graduate theses and dissertations.
  • Submissions may not be currently under consideration by another publication, and must not have been published previously.
  • Format: authors should consult the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Length: minimum length of 1500 words.
  • Permissions: Permission must be obtained for any personal images and any musical examples currently under copyright. All musical examples must be engraved by the author and are the responsibility of the author. Proof of permission must be submitted with the article.
  • Manuscripts may be sent as Microsoft Word documents via the submission portal below. Receipt will be acknowledged.
  • Unsolicited submissions will undergo blind review by the editorial board. This process may take 2 months and authors will be notified of the results of the blind review.
  • Authors of manuscripts that are accepted for publication must complete the Frances Clark Center/Piano Pedagogy Forum/Piano Magazine writer’s agreement and acknowledge the Frances Clark Center/Piano Pedagogy Forum plagiarism policy.
  • Submissions accepted for publication acknowledge that “publication” means that the work may be used, entirely or partially, on any of the Frances Clark Center Piano Pedagogy Forum platforms (including digital, social media, etc.)

Plagiarism Policy

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