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The Montana English Journal (MEJ) is the annual publication of the Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts (MATELA), an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The editors welcome articles of interest to their primary audience--teachers of English K-16 in the state of Montana.

Please consider submitting your original work, including:

  • REPORTS--Research studies, including institutional research approved by the home institution;
  • CURRICULUM--Daily lesson plans, units, or curriculum designs with underlying philosophy cross-referenced to relevant Common Core Standards;
  • LITERARY REVIEWS--In-depth essays on one or more works (books, films, software, websites); and
  • TEACHER AS ARTIST--Original prose, poetry art, and photography.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Volume: Volume 40 (2017)



Refueling through Scholarship, Student Authors, and Curricular Connections
Allison Wynhoff Olsen, Aaron Yost, Katie Duncan, Emily Nelson, and Hali Kirby-Ertel


Happiness is...Poetry!
Ann M. Ellsworth and Julie Papp


Black Hole for Nona
Katie Kotynski



From the Editor
Jessica Gallo