Any high school student may submit independently or through their school. You may submit no more than five pieces of your work. You can submit at any time of the year. The closing date each year is 1 April (late-posted entries have until 1 May).
The easiest way to submit is to email your piece(s) in Times New Roman 12 pt to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on the right. (Please don’t use other fonts or sizes, unless it is essential for the piece.)
English Alive is not a competition: there are no cups or cheques handed out for ‘the best’ pieces of writing.
Publication is the acknowledgement of writing of quality.
A last cautionary note. Plagiarism is theft, theft of someone else’s words and ideas. No one would want to be guilty of that. Original thinking and original writing are so much more worthwhile!
GUIDELINES ON PRESENTATION
Please follow this format:
You may want to do much fancier things typographically for your portfolio or your own personal poem-journal, with borders and curlicues, but the above is what suits us best.