EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: Writing is more than an assignment. It is a means of communicating your ideas, persuading others, and engaging the world. Extra credit will be given each 9-weeks when students write for an audience outside of class. This is a great way to try to get published as well as a perfect experience for what writers go through in the submission process. Additionally, if you do get published, this is a great thing to put on applications to honor society, colleges, and scholarships. It is never too early to build your résumé! Each of these will be a free 100 daily grade. Only one per 9-weeks. (Although you are certainly allowed to submit to any of these at any time!) Guidelines – length, tutorials, submission guidelines – must be followed to receive the points. CHECK THE REQUIREMENTS ON THE WEBSITES!!! What you MUST do to get credit for class: 1. Submit the essay to the teacher in advance. You can e-mail it if you desire. 2. Come in for one-on-one revision/editing suggestions during tutorials on Monday or Wednesday mornings. If this is not feasible (you ride the bus) I can reply back to e-mailed essays within MS Word 3. Submit. For online submissions make sure you have a copy of receipt (it may be a screen shot if you can’t print). For e-mailed submissions, you can screen shot your “sent” item. For paper submissions, bring in the submission with the envelope and postage unsealed. I will send it for you after looking at it. 4. Give paper copy of finished essay with proof of submission to the teacher if it is submitted electronically. 5. Tell me if you get published! What you MUST do to submit: 1. Go on the website to make sure you are meeting the guidelines for content and length. Some places have VERY specific content guidelines. It is up to you to do this research! 2. Pay very close attention to requirements for submission..i.e. how they take submissions, if you include your name, if you put it in the body of your e-mail. Publishers will reject anything that is not submitted EXACTLY how they want. Time sensitive submissions: The Redwing’s Nest: http://theredwingsnest.org/left-nav/submissions/ October 1st deadline! Do The Write Thing – this is a writing competition in which writing and permission form are due October 31st. READ DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY! Since it is against the competition rules to get teacher feedback, there is no feedback required. However, parents/guardians must sign signature page and the essay must be submitted EXACTLY how the contest demands. Essays and permission forms directly to teacher. Amazing Kids Short Story Contest: http://mag.amazing-kids.org/ This competition is from June 30th – August 30th for 14 and younger. For that reason, submissions will be given in an envelope with stamp to the teacher (do not seal envelope). Extra credit will go on the grading period, but the teacher will hold on to the envelope until the 20 th when she will seal it and submit it for you. Follow same tutorial procedure as Teen Ink. All year long submissions: NPR’s This I Believe: http://thisibelieve.org/educators/ Click on “Download the Brochure” and follow guidelines.. Teen Ink: http://www.teenink.com/submit This is only available if you are at least 13. (Sorry!) They accept fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Skipping Stones: http://www.skippingstones.org/submissions.htm Make sure the piece is appropriate for this publication. Stone Soup: http://www.stonesoup.com/stone-soup-contributor-guideline/ This is for 13 and younger. BRICK rhetoric: http://brickrhetoric.org/submit.aspx Make sure the piece is appropriate for this publication. Creative Kids: http://www.prufrock.com/client/client_pages/prufrock_jm_ck_wg.cfm Make sure the piece is appropriate for this publication. Frodo’s Notebook: http://frodosnotebook.com/submit.html This is for 13 and older. Launch Pad: http://www.launchpadmag.com/write/ This is for 6-14. Liminal: http://liminaljournal.com/submissions/ This is for 13-19. Louiseville Review: http://www.louisvillereview.org/ Please make sure to look at the submissions guidelines tab and scroll down to “Children’s Corner” Middle School Beat: http://www.middleschoolbeat.com/Middle_School_Beat/Submission_Policy.html Speak Up Press: http://speakuppress.org/submissions/ This is for 13-19. Teen Voices: http://www.teenvoices.com/2009/11/17/get-published/ This is for girls 13- 19..
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