• Get Published

  • Want to write?

    There are over 300 authors currently writing for Macmillan Education. What they have in common are impressive backgrounds in teaching, academia and teacher training, and an obvious command of English language.

    Find out more about how to get yourself published as an ELT author or about writing for Macmillan.

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  • Making proposals to ELT publishers

    There is an art to writing a good proposal. It is increasingly harder to get published these days and sometimes it seems down to luck that the right pair of eyes sees your work.

    However, there are things you can do to optimise your chances. These include:

    • Looking at who your target market is
    • Making it clear that you have thought about who will be buying the book
    • Outline your methodology and show that you have thought about how the coursebook will work in practice 

    For a breakdown of the key areas you should focus on, head to Onestopenglish to read the full article and keep checking back for more articles on How to Get Published. 

  • How I got published

    By Luke Vyner, Founding Director of London Language Experience

    I started teaching at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the third year of a Theatre Studies degree at Kent University. I returned to England and finished my degree before scurrying off to London in search of bright lights or something of that nature. 

    I decided upon a CELTA course and before I knew it I was teaching at a school called Internexus in the heart of Regents Park. 

    In the few years I taught there I learnt a great deal through the wonderful people I had around me. It was here in this comfortable and creative environment I discovered the process of writing materials.

    I soon realised that my favourite part of being a teacher was the scheming and the thinking up of new and creative ways to explore the language.

    I also, quite naturally, began to deconstruct the materials available to me, finding material I loved and loathed and learning that a lot of the material I desired didn't actually exist or, in some cases as I discovered later, was out of print.  

  • Luke Vyner
  • I couldn't find much material on London as a resource and I certainly couldn't find interesting listening material.  This is how the idea of London Language Experience was born but before going any further, I strode off gallantly to do a DELTA course which although rigorous and often exhausting, did help to give me the theoretical backbone and confidence to believe in what it was I was aiming to create. 

    London Language Experience began as set of four courses marketed to Language providers in London. Each course is based on a cinematic audio tour of a well-known location, a course book of associated classroom lessons and an on-location teaching training session. They come available to schools on subscription and were produced alongside my brother, James - a sound designer, scriptwriter, and the co-author of all the original literary content I write. 

    From the design of these courses, to setting up a company and the process involved in marketing on a zero budget, I discovered that the part I was truly passionate about was the writing of the materials and the cinematic audio production.  In early 2012 myself and James relaunched LLE as an educational audio production and course design company. We've since written materials for One Stop English and are in talks with Macmillan about a number of exciting projects for the future.  I am also looking forward to representing One Stop at IATEFL 2013 in Liverpool to present a workshop on the 'Use of Sound' in EFL.

    My advice to aspiring material writers is to keep exploring until you find your own voice, know exactly what you want to achieve, be creative and always think about the teachers and learners you're writing for.  Also remember writing is no quick route to a lucrative career, it takes stamina, hard work and determination and even then you still need to be able to deliver.

    Find out more about the London Language Experience here.