Submission Guidelines

General/Applicable to ALL Submissions:
  • send to VHSsynergy@gmail.com
    • see below for additional attachment info
  • must be a student of the middle or high school level
  • notification of publication will be sent via email
  • We reserve the right to censor explicit language.
 
Poems--all types of poems, song lyrics not accompanaied with music, short stories in verse
  • send with this format on "Subject" box: Title, Author/Poet, type of submission (poem), school
    • only title and poet will be posted online, unless otherwise requested
  • write in email body or attach as Google Docs, *.doc, *.rtf, *.txt, *.docx (no *.wps, or any other file not compatible with Windows XP or lower)
  • judging: no set criteria
Short Writings--short stories, short plays, flash fiction, creative nonfiction also accepted
  • send with this format on "Subject" box: Title, Author, type of submission (short story), school
  • send through Google Docs or as an attachment (accepted file extensions: *.doc, *.rtf, *.docx)
  • judging: no set criteria
Music--instrumental, vocal, or both; any genre
  • music must be inspired by literature
    • provide a brief description as to how your music has been inspire by a certain piece of literature
  • send accompanying lyrics (if applicable) in email body or as an attachment (same as poem requirements)
  • attach music as *.mp3; no more than 3mb
  • judging: no set criteria
  • send with this format on "Subject" box: Title, Artist, type of submission (music), school
  • No profanity is accepted 
Illustrated Stories--graphic novel-ish, manga, picture book, etc.
  • submission must be inspired by literature
  • include a brief description of how submission is inspire by literature
  • attach as *.jpg/jpeg, *.png, or *.bmp for pictures
  • attach as *.mp4 or *.wmv for movies, or send via YouTube or Google Videos link
  • judging: no set criteria
  • send with this format on "Subject" box: Title, Artist, type of submission (other), school 
Other Writing--essays, articles, analyses, criticisms, reviews, etc. concerning a piece of literature
  • must accompany submission with an abstract
  • must follow MLA 7 citation and include a "Works Cited" page (if necessary)
  • send via Google Docs or attach as *.doc, *.docx, or *.rtf
  • send with this format on "Subject" box: Title, Artist, type of submission (essay, article, etc.), school 

 

 
 
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