W11, #1: “CALLIOPE SUBMISSION”

For: All periods.

Set-Up: In addition to writing creatively for the blog, it would be great for you to receive ‘real world’ credit for your ideas whenever possible.

Given Mr. Long’s role as the faculty sponsor for “Calliope” — our school’s lit/art magazine that is published every spring — it seems to make sense to see if any 10th graders have works that are ready for the magazine already.

Challenge: From this point forward, you are being invited to submit a piece to “Calliope” to receive credit for this blog project. This will take place every week that we have blog entries this year.  FYI: any submissions that come in after the club stops taking new entries will be submitted to next year’s magazine.

Rules:

  • All submissions must be ‘original’ (your writing or art).
  • Photos must be ‘artistic’ – at the discretion of Mr. Long – to be considered for credit and submission to the “Calliope” team; please ask Mr. Long if you are uncertain.  He simply wants to avoid the attempt to get credit for a snapshot (vs. something that took real decision-making by the photographer).
  • Submissions must be something that would be relevant to publication in the magazine (come see a past copy to get an idea of this or ask Mr. Long if you aren’t sure).
  • Submissions do not have to be perfect, but they must be ready for the “Calliope” staff to review for potential publication.
  • Students may turn in 1 per week to get 1 blog credit per week; that being said, there is no limit to the # of submissions that can be turned in to “Calliope” throughout the year.  The more the merrier for the magazine.
  • Students who want their submission to remain ‘anonymous’ if eventuallyt published by “Calliope” must let Mr. Long know, otherwise the assumption will be that your name will accompany the final piece if published.

Details:

  • Original poem (2 pages max):  Submit the full poem as a ‘comment’ here on the blog.  Include a title.  P.S.  If you submit a haiku or a tanka, you must submit a minimum of 3 to be considered for credit here.
  • Original short story (2-3 page max):  Submit the full short story as a ‘comment’.  Include a title.  Be aware of ‘appropriate’ language at all times, but otherwise be as creative as your story demands.
  • Original essay (2 pages max):  Submit the full essay as a ‘comment’.  Include a title.  P.S.  Essays should not be ‘academic’ (i.e. not ones that analyze a novel/poem for class credit).  They can be personal essays or ‘real world’ reflections.  Tone can be serious or humorous, as long it remains appropriate for a multi-age audience.
  • Original photograph:  Submit a short ‘comment’ telling me that you’ve sent me an email attachment of the photo (in .jpg format).  Include a title, physical description of the ’subject’ and a 2-4 line explanation of the way you want your piece to inspire/impact an audience.  P.S. Don’t forget to send me the email attachment (to my gmail account) to get credit.
  • Original art piece:  Submit a short ‘comment’ telling me that you’ve sent me an email attachment of a photo taken of the art piece (in .jpg format).  Include a title and a 2-4 line explanation of the way you want your piece to inspire/impact an audience.  P.S. Don’t forget to send me the email attachment (to my gmail account) to get credit.
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