The Messenger – LEAH’s Quarterly Magazine

This magazine is a part of LEAH’s ministry to home educators. Our goal is to serve homeschoolers through education, information, inspiration, encouragement, and to present a positive image of home education.

The Messenger is published four times per year by:
NYS Loving Education At Home
P.O. Box 634
Elmira, NY 14902

Messenger Coordinator- Emily Hutchinson

Subscription to The Messenger is included as one of the many benefits you receive when you join LEAH.

Editorial Policy

The opinions expressed by contributors within The Messenger are those of the authors, not necessarily those of LEAH. Please note that nothing in this publication should be construed as legal advice. LEAH exists to educate, inform, and serve New York State home educators. For additional information regarding the values of LEAH, please see our Statement of Faith.

Submission Guidelines
LEAH members, this is YOUR magazine. Please send your articles, letters, photos, events, and ideas to share with your fellow homeschoolers across NY. Submissions should be sent electronically, if possible, to the Messenger Coordinator.

Article size – One page, 500-900 words

IssueSubmission DeadlineAdvertising DeadlineIssue Mailing Date
FallJuly 15thJuly 15thLate August
WinterOctober 15thOctober 15thLate November
SpringJanuary 15thJanuary 15thFebruary/March
SummerApril 15thApril 15thMay/June

You are invited to advertise your products or services in our quarterly magazine, The Messenger. This popular publication is mailed to the homes of our member families across New York, and contains articles of interest and encouragement to our homeschoolers.

The Messenger exists solely to advance homeschooling and to further the educational goals of homeschooling families by providing encouragement, support, and resources. We gladly accept advertisements that support these goals. Advertisements not directly related to homeschooling, but of possible interest to homeschooling families, are accepted upon review. We reserve the right to refuse any advertisement without comment or explanation. Advertising with LEAH does not express or imply an endorsement of products or services.

To ensure placement, please submit your ads well in advance of above deadlines. (See “Submission Guidelines”)

Emily Hutchinson
Coordinator, LEAH Messenger
Email Address:

If you are providing electronic copy, your payment must reach the Messenger Coordinator via regular mail before the deadlines – no exceptions. Please make checks or money orders payable to NYS LEAH.  (For Mailing Address, email Emily at

SizeNormal Rate
1/8 Page$55
1/4 Page$85
1/3 Page$115
1/2 Page$160
Full Page$265

*These prices are valid through January 2020.

Ad Size Specifics

1/8 page: 2×3.5″ horizontal or vertical
1/4 page: 3.5×5″ vertical
1/3 page: 7.5×3″ horizontal OR 3×11″ vertical
1/2 page: 8.5×5.5″ horizontal
Full page: 8.5×11″

Please include 1/2″ margins on all ads. This will ensure that no part of your ad will be cut off in the printing process.

Note that there will be an additional fee if you need an ad created.