6th Annual High School Writing Contest
We are looking for stories, essays and poems.
2) Are there any restrictions regarding content, language, subject matter etc.?
Ha! Restrictions. Absolutely not! We’re not school. Next question.
3) Is there a minimum requirement for the submission length?
The minimum is at least one complete sentence. The maximum is 1,500 words. Unless, of course, it’s so good that we don’t even notice.
4) Can work be submitted anonymously?
In short, no. This is a real book, so we need to have permission to publish your work. Hard to do if we don’t know who you are. Mostly it’s because we want to celebrate your awesome.
5) Can a teacher submit work on behalf of a student?
Yes, however, if a teacher is submitting for multiple students please contact Michelle Riddle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6) How many entries can be submitted per student?
Due to the high volume of submissions we limit submissions to one. So, send us your best.
7) Can I only submit my work online?
It’s definitely the best way. If you’d rather snail mail it, send it to: P.O. Box 533709, Orlando FL 32853. Or, if you prefer hand to hand exchanges, you can bring it down to our offices at 363 N. Parramore Ave. Orlando FL 32801. Ask for Ms. Tilly, she’ll take care of you.
8) When is the final submission date?
Absolute, drop dead, deadline is January 31st, 2017 at 11:59:59pm. Any time before then is cool too.
9) When will I know if my work has been selected?
Selections will be posted at page15.org on Friday February 10th 2017.
10) How many pieces are selected?
Fifteen. You know, like, Page 15.
11) How are selections made?
The wonderful and dedicated staff at Page 15 will evaluate submissions. We are looking for creative, inspiring, funny work that showcases the student voices of Orlando. So, represent your love.
12) What happens if I am selected?
You will sign up to attend at least one workshop to edit and revise your work. There will be a total of 4 workshops. You are encouraged to attend more than one workshop. However, it is only mandatory that you attend one. Oh, and it’s usually a lot of fun.
13) Who can we contact if we have any questions?
Feel free to contact Michelle Riddle our Programs Coordinator at email@example.com. She’s a real smarty pants.
14) What if we miss the submission deadline?
Unfortunately, deadlines are deadlines. If you miss the deadline don’t be discouraged, keep writing and remember this is an annual program so there is always next year, which will also have a deadline, so put it in your calendar. It’s the app on your phone that has the date.
We, The Future of the United States of America,
are here to assert our right to form a more perfect union.
THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS… AND IN YOUR VOICES.
Lend your voice to the movement. You have a vision for our nation and we want to see what that looks like, in any form you see fit. Express YOUR desire for a more perfect America though a letter, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comic, or essay. It’s time to get mad, get inspired, get thinking, but most importantly, get creative.
Finalists will be published in our 6th annual book of high school writing, get real-world publication experience, work with editors and published authors, and have original artwork paired with their writing. The final anthology will be celebrated at an official release party and book signing in downtown Orlando among family, friends and the community. Published authors will also receive a $50 cash gift card!