Apr 18

Parental Permission Form

YWP Website and Publication Permission Form

Young Writers Project's website, youngwritersproject.org, is a supportive, creative community of teen writers, photographers, and artists. Most members of the community are 13-18 years of age. Youth who are 12 may also sign up for an account with parental permission to: 
  • Join youngwritersproject.org to post original work and exchange feedback;
  • And/or to have work published with their real names in print, broadcast, and online media. 
Under 12? Please keep writing and creating art, and return to YWP to start an account at age 12.

Youth who sign up on youngwritersproject.org should choose a username that does not reveal their identity. When signing up, each youth must provide YWP their full name, address, phone number, active personal email address, parent name, and school. YWP verifies this information before approving an application to ensure safety. All personal information must be accurate for the youth’s account to be approved. YWP does not share a youth’s street address, email address or phone number. If a youth’s piece is selected for publication, YWP reserves the right to publish the piece with the user’s real name, age, and town with our media partners and YWP publications, including our annual anthology, and digital magazine, The Voice. Writing may be edited for spelling, grammar, and clarity before publication.
YWP has one rule: Be respectful. We regularly monitor the site, and every effort is made to ensure that all users’ experiences are positive. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to make sure their children use the site in a responsible manner, do not respond to unusual requests, and exercise common sense to ensure their own safety, including not publicly revealing personal information such as addresses and phone numbers.

Teachers do not require accounts to explore the site and use YWP's challenges and resources for inspiration. Teachers may create their own accounts if they want to submit work on behalf of younger students (with parental permission for all those under 13) for publication on the site, with media partners, and in YWP's own publications. Teachers, please include the student's name, age, hometown in the "Author Name" section of each blog post.

I, the undersigned, have read YWP’s statement. I give permission for my child to participate on youngwritersproject.org AND to allow my child’s work to be submitted to YWP for potential publication in YWP’s publications or with YWP’s media partners. I understand that the only personal information that would be made public is my child’s name, grade, age, school and/or hometown. I also understand that it is my responsibility as a parent to ensure that my child is behaving in a respectful manner and is using common sense to ensure their safety. I also understand that it is my and my child’s responsibility to notify YWP of any unusual event or activity on the site. 
My child, ______________________________________, born ____/____/____ has my permission to participate on youngwritersproject.org and to submit work for publication by YWP with its media partners.  
He/she/they attend __________________________________________________ and is in grade _____ 
Her/his/their personal email address:_______________________________________________________
Parent signature:  _____________________________________________________  Date: _________________________
Parent’s Information
Name: ____________________________________   Email: _________________________________________________
Street address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ 
Town: ___________________________ State ______ Zip ___________ Parent’s phone: __________________________  
Permission form attached below as a PDF. Scan and email completed form to Susan Reid, YWP Executive Director: [email protected].
Or mail to Young Writers Project, 47 Maple St., Suite 216, Burlington, VT 05401