The Newspaper Series
Young Writers Project partners with 22 Vermont and New Hampshire newspapers to publish best student work once weekly throughout the school year. All the work printed in the newspaper, plus selections by our judges that could not fit onto the newspaper pages, is also published on this Web site.
To submit work for potential publication in one, some or all of the 22 newspapers partnering with YWP -- Addison Independent, Barton Chronicle, Brattleboro Reformer, Burlington Free Press (Hometown section), Caledonian Record, Charlotte News, Colchester Sun, Essex Reporter, Herald of Randolph, Hinesburg Record, Milton Independent, North Avenue News, Rural Route Today, Rutland Herald (and weekly Reader), St. Albans Messenger, Stowe Reporter, Times Argus (and weekly Extra), Valley News, Waterbury Record, Williston Observer.) You may send us general work done in school or at home, or you can send in responses to our weekly writing prompts.
The work can be fiction, non-fiction, essays, poetry -- any genre whatsoever. There is no limit on length, but we may have to excerpt longer pieces in the papers. (We'll publish full stories on the Web.) You must be from Vermont or greater Lebanon, N.H., to be eligible for publication in the newspapers.
To submit work to the Newspaper Series, here are the basic steps:
Step 1. Create an account on this site and login.
Note: If you are under 13, you need a permission form and have a parent sign it and send it back to us.
Step 2. Click "Write" on the top bar to create a blog.
Step 4. Give your piece a title, paste your entry into the "Body" box.You can also upload a photo and mp3 or wav recording or direct record (follow directions on blog).
Step 5. Select genre and click "Yes" for Newspaper Series. Fill out information -- name of prompt (or general writing), full name, grade, school -- for publication.
Step 6. Click "Preview" to check your work.
Step 6. And make sure to click "Save."
Teachers: Please submit separate entries for each student. We realize this may mean a little extra work. If this is a big problem, you can paste all entries into the body If you have identified AND they are all on the same prompt. You can also submit by e-mail: Click here for contact information.
Note: If you do not have access to a computer, you may send neatly written or typed entries to:
Young Writers Project Entry, 12 North St., Suite 8, Burlington, VT 05401
Please include your address and telephone number, or your teacher's number, so we can confirm or contact you should your entry be chosen for publication.
Work must be accurate and your own, unless noted -- in other words, you cannot copy or plagiarize someone else's work. All work must be civil and respectful; you cannot refer to someone specific (by name or in a way they could be identified) in a manner that would be detrimental, slanderous or libelous towards them. For more guidelines, click here.
As a reminder, the submissions are subject to the terms and conditions of this Web site summarized below or outlined in detail here. Please read before submitting. By submitting this work you are agreeing to those terms and conditions.
Young Writers Project Inc. retains the copyright for all work submitted. We must do this in order for YWP to be able to publish the work in other publications. However, Young Writers Project automatically grants back to ALL authors or artists submitting work all commercial rights to the works, meaning all authors and artists can use or publish or sell his or her work in any fashion and in any publication or medium in perpetuity.
If the author or artists wants these rights more specifically granted, simply write or e-mail Geoffrey Gevalt, editor of Young Writers Project Inc., 12 North St., Suite 8, Burlington, VT 05401.
We feel this arrangement works for everyone: We are able to freely publish student work wherever and whenever we wish and students will be able to do anything they want with their work as well.