Write It Poetry

Submission Guidelines

Please be sure your work meets our guidelines before submitting it. Once you’ve reviewed these guidelines, you can go back and submit your work.

We choose work to publish on Write It based on your technique, originality, and personal voice. You can follow the writing steps in our Writing Workshop or submit already finished pieces for consideration. Please follow the word count guidelines below for each of the eligible genres.

Length Guidelines
Poetry: 200 lines maximum
Essay : 500–3,000 words
Memoir: 750–3,000 words
Short Fiction: 600–3,000 words
Humor: 600–3,000 words

ALWAYS do a quick spell-check before you submit your work!

You should also do a close reading to POLISH your work before you make your final submission.

No Adult Themes or Language
Because Write It is used in classrooms and because it is accessible to a broad audience, the editors will not publish work with profane language or adult themes that might be considered inappropriate for some visitors to the site. These decisions are made at the discretion of the Write It staff with guidance from student writers and teachers.

However, Scholastic editors recognize that young adults write on a wide range of topics and recommend that you consider submitting your work that cannot be published on Write It because of language or adult themes directly to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which has no restrictions on content. Entry information and deadlines for The Scholastic Writing Awards are available at: www.artandwriting.org.

What We Publish
All work meeting the publishing guidelines above will be published online. Write It editors will not be able to notify everyone whose work has been chosen, so check back often to see if your work has been published.

Plagiarism Guidelines
Published works found to be plagiarized will be removed immediately and the student, teacher, and principal will be notified if possible.

Critics' Picks Submissions
To be considered for Critics’ Picks, a section which will highlight the best writing submitted, you need to provide contact information for yourself and a parent, guardian, or teacher. Your parent/guardian or teacher will be notified by email that you have submitted this work. We select work for Critics’ Picks based on technique, originality, and personal voice. If your work is selected, both you and your parent/guardian or teacher will be notified by email.