Directions for Submitting to Newspaper Series
Submitting writing and art to the YWP newspaper series is as easy as 1, 2, 3. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE as of Fall 2012.
YWP is publishing your best writing (and art) in 22 newspapers in VT and NH this year and on Vermont Public Radio. The submissions are due Friday at the end of the day and all work is read and considered. Authors will be notified by email if their piece is chosen.
(NOTE: If you are a teacher submitting on behalf of a student, you may get an email implying that you have been chosen; not to worry, go to the link supplied and that author's name will be the one that is published, not yours!)
The prompts: youngwritersproject.org/Prompts12-13
- Create a Blog Entry
Log into youngwritersproject.org
(IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ACCOUNT: Click the Request Invitation link in top right; fill out ALL information and WAIT patiently [we approve all accounts and sometimes we get busy and it takes a day. Sorry. If you don't hear from us quickly enough, drop us an email.] IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 AND WANT YOUR OWN ACCOUNT, YOU WILL NEED A PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM. Here it is: http://youngwritersproject.org/permissionform and send it to us. IF YOU are a teacher, and you are submitting on behalf of a student under 13, your school's online/publication form will suffice. You should still register online for your account, in addition to filling out the permission slip.)
Once logged in, select “Write” in the upper left toolbar.
Fill in the title and the body of your work
Scroll down and under Tags, choose its genre tag, depending on the type of writing it is
- Just say "Yes."
In order for your submission to be considered, just below the "SAVE" button at the bottom, you'll see a check box:
- When you click "YES" it reveals additional boxes that you MUST fill out. Please NOTE that the Author's Name is not publicly visible once you save. AND DON'T FORGET TO SAVE WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THOSE BOXES!!
(4.) CONFIRMATION (IF SELECTED) ... You will receive an email ONLY if your piece was selected. With the large number of submissions, we are sorry that we can't let you know if it was not selected.
Note: If you do not have access to this site, email your entry as a Word doc to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have access to a computer, you may send neatly written or typed entries -- include your name, address, phone number, school and grade -- to:
Young Writers Project Entry, 12 North St., Suite 8, Burlington, VT 05401
HOW TO SUBMIT ART:
We want your best art -- photos, scans of visual art, even photos of three-dimensional art, or computer generated art. We may use it on the site, or in our publications. We'll let you know.
- Click "WRITE" and in the Images box, upload a low res (72 dpi) version of the photo.
- In the "body" put the caption information or a related story.
- in genre, choose PHOTO SUBMISSION
- In File Attachments, upload the HI RES version (we need 300 dpi for potential print publication in color)
- Scroll down to YES NEWSPAPER SUBMISSION and fill out the info requested.
NOTE: If you have a bunch of art, you can add additional photos to the MINI GALLERY and/or send a CD or DVD to: Young Writers Project 12 North St., Suite 8, Burlington, VT 05401 Phone: 802.324-9539.