‘TELL ME A STORY’

HIGH SCHOOL WRITING CONTEST SUBMISSION PAGE

We can't wait to read your student's poetry in our Sixth Annual Narrative "Tell Me a Story" High School Contest! A few reminders as you begin: you must fill-out a new submission form for each student. Teachers are allowed to submit no more than a total of 10 student poems for the contest.

Participating is easy and open to everyone ages 15-18. Just follow the steps below.

1. Sign up for Narrative:
Are you registered for Narrative?

2. Create a school/teacher profile:
Now that you're a registered member of the Narrative community, the next step is to create a submission profile for your student. (Note: each student will need a separate submission.).

  • Please provide the name of your school:
  • Street Mailing Address:
  • Your name (as representative of the school):
  • Your contact Email address:
  • A phone number where we can contact you should one of your students be a winner or finalist:
3. Create a student profile:
  • Student’s first name:
  • Student’s last name:
  • Contact email address:
  • To be eligible, writers must be students between 15-18 years of age and their poems must be previously unpublished. We’ll ask contest winners and finalists to show their proof-of-age, but for now, to the best of your knowledge, can you attest that your student’s work is eligible?

4. Upload your student’s poem
Now that you've created your Student’s Contest Profile, there's only one more step: upload your student’s entry! A reminder that submissions must be between 10 and 50 lines long (excluding the title) and only one submission per person.

  • Poem title:
  • Upload poem file here:
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