YOUNG WRITERS

The PURE IMAGINATION PROGRAM for Young Writers

 

SUBMISSION FORM

FOR ESSAYS, STORIES, POEMS, AND OTHER CREATIVE WORKS FOR THE STUDENTS OF NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Name(s) *
Name(s)
We prefer to publish pieces accompanied by a brief biography. If you haven't written yours yet, simply write: Coming soon.
SOCIAL SHARING
TO HELP US SHARE YOUR ESSAY OR CREATIVE WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY, PLEASE LET US KNOW THE SOCIAL ACCOUNTS WITH WHICH YOU WOULD LIKE US TO SHARE YOUR POST.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SOCIAL SHARE THE CREATIVE PROCESS!
STEP 2: EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION
TO COMPLETE YOUR SUBMISSION, PLEASE EMAIL A .DOC OR .PDF OF YOUR TEXT TO YOUNGWRITERS@CREATIVEPROCESS.INFO WITH “PURE IMAGINATION SUBMISSION”, YOUR NAME AND THE TITLE OF YOUR PIECE IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
PHOTOS & VIDEOS TO APPEAR ALONGSIDE YOUR PIECE
PLEASE EMAIL ONE TO FOUR PHOTOS OF YOURSELF, SO WE CAN INCLUDE IT ALONGSIDE YOUR PIECE. PLEASE INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE SMILING PHOTOGRAPH. WE'RE ALSO HAPPY TO INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHS WITH YOUR CLASSMATES AND/OR TEACHER. If you have short videos showing you reading your work in class or other footage of your writing club etc, we're happy to upload this too. (When taking videos with your phone, please video use landscape/horizontal format.) We're also happy to include personal artwork. For instructions on how to upload audio pieces, please see below.
To learn more about collaborating on short video or animation projects, please ask your teacher to contact us. We are currently collaborating with a number of esteemed writers and leading film/animation schools on the creation of short films and there are many ways you can get involved.

 

We welcome audio submissions. Your recording will appear alongside your written piece on The Creative Process and may also be incorporated into future podcasts.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECORDING YOUR AUDIO PIECE:

If you don’t already have a voice recording app on your phone:

1. You’ll need to download one, and here are some suggestions. There are plenty of other free choices.

For Android download: Smart Voice Recorder
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andrwq.recorder

Here’s a guide: http://www.bluestacks.com/blog/app-reviews/archive/smart-voice-recorder.html

For iPhone download: Voice Recorder Free
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-recorder-free/id685310398?mt=8

2. Find a reasonably quiet spot. Any quiet room is fine. If you need a retreat, your bedroom or bathroom will do just as well.

3. You’re ready to record.
Tips for good sound.
If you have a pair of earbuds with a mic built-in (like the one you have for hands-free phone calls), you can definitely use those for hands-free recording and it’ll sound great.

You can hold your copy and put the phone on your desk or even in your pocket.

If you are going use to internal microphone on your phone, just make sure that you have the phone about 8 inches or so away from you, and record at your normal voice level. It helps if you kind of know where the microphone is on the phone.

4. It doesn’t need to be word perfect. Don’t stress if you make a mistake. We include your written piece alongside your recording. If you find you have stumbled in few places, just start again and make a new recording.

5. You’ve done your recording and it probably sounds awesome. But let’s check.
The apps will let you quickly check your sound file. If it sounds OK, you’re ready to send!

6. Share your recording. The apps will let you share the file via email to:
submissions@creativeprocess.info
Please include your name and Pure Imagination Audio Piece in the subject line of your email.

Fantastic. You’re all done, and thank you for participating in The Creative Process!