WORLD ARTISTS EXPERIENCES’ WRITING PROJECT  pdfWAE Flyer

Requests YOUR Writing

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 16, 2018

We want to hear what’s on your mind about the world in which we live!

BREAKING BARRIERS
BUILDING COMMUNITY

ATTN: MARYLAND STUDENT WRITERS GRADES 3–12

You Are Invited To:

Share stories about your experiences and what those experiences taught you about this year’s topic.
Share experiences that have helped you better understand the world in which we live.
Have your writing considered for publication in the 2019 WAE Anthology.
Please review the enclosed page of additional information before beginning your writing project.
WRITING TOPIC
Breaking Barriers, Building Community — Connecting, Cooperating, Caring
REQUIREMENTS
1. Please follow the full instructions at www.worldartists.org and click on International Education.
2. Maximum length: for poetry 35 lines, for non-fiction prose 500 words. No longer than a single page.
3. Please submit no more than one piece of writing. No mailed copies will be accepted.
4. Submission must be student’s original work; typed in WORD, 12 pt. font; single spaced.
5. Please give your piece an original title and double check submission for correct spelling, grammar, etc.
6. Attach your entry at the BOTTOM of the on-line submission form as directed on the website.
7. Attention Teachers: WAE encourages you to use this as an opportunity to help your students become better writers
through feedback and revision.
8. Email submission to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 16, 2018

We want to hear what’s on your mind about the world in which we live!

 

ATTN: STUDENTS AND TEACHERS  pdfWAE Guidelines
The following text is offered to help direct student’s writing:
Our humanness bonds us all. When we look closely, we discover just how much we all share: from various family traditions
to our many emotions: feelings of hope or disappointment, inclusion or exclusion, feeling seen or unseen, feeling
acceptance or rejection, being joyful or afraid. Our experiences teach us about our own humanness and the humanness of
others. When we understand our shared human feelings, we can become kinder and more thoughtful world citizens.
What experiences have you had that taught you something important about what it means to feel connected or
isolated? What events in your life have helped you understand the power of actions that can serve to bring us together in
community or make us feel isolated and alone?

We encourage writing that tells your personal stories of events that have taught you important lessons about our cross-
cultural differences and similarities — perhaps telling of a time when you have felt misunderstood or mistreated-- perhaps a family story about struggles dealing with or overcoming oppression or injustice. Perhaps you have had an experience in which someone’s kindness and reaching out made a significant difference; or perhaps you had an experience where you, a friend or family member risked standing up for someone who was in need.

We want to hear your stories because they help all of us better understand the consequences of our choices and actions.
Your stories will offer new ways for others to understand the world in which we live.
WRITING SELECTIONS ARE JUDGED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
1. Openness and honesty of the writer’s voice;
2. Quality of the ideas and insights about understanding and valuing differences;
3. Effective use of the tools of good writing: clear narrative, imagery and comparisons, effective use of details, sounds
and rhythms, good grammar, spelling, etc.
4. Representation of voices and diversity of subject matter and points of view.
A panel of respected writers, headed by former Maryland Poet Laureate Michael S. Glaser and Professor Rachel Smith will
select the works to be published in the anthology.

SUBMISSION FORM pdfWAE Submission Form
Last Name _________________________________ First _________________________ Middle___________________
Street Address ____________________________________________________________________________________
City_________________________________________ State MD_ Zip Code __________________________________
Phone: Home ____________________________________ Cell _____________________________________________
Email Address ___________________________ Alternate Email Address ____________________________________
School Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________
School Address: Street_______________________________ City _______________________Zip ________________
Grade: _________
Teacher’s Name: First ______________________ Last __________________________ Middle ____________________
Teacher’s School Email _____________________________________________________________________________
Teacher’s Personal Email ___________________________________________________________________________
Teacher’s Phone Number_____________________________________________________________________________
Title of Poem/Prose _______________________________________________________________________________
(Please give your piece an original title, and double check it for correct spelling, grammar, etc.)
REQUIREMENTS
Please follow full instructions at www.worldartists.org. Click on International Education, 2019 Writing Project
for complete requirements, directions, and submission form.
One poem or non-fiction prose per student. **
Poem: Maximum of 35 lines. Prose: Maximum of 500 words.
Please create your document in Microsoft WORD: 12 pt. font, single spaced, one page ONLY.
Attach it to the online submission form.
These steps are Mandatory Requirements for your piece to be accepted and judged.
THANK YOU FOR CAREFULLY FOLLOWING THE REQUIREMENTS.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Submission of your work means you agree to allow it to be published by WAE if it is selected and that the editors have
permission to make minor corrections for clarity and correctness.
** Teachers are encouraged to use this experience as an opportunity to help students become better writers through constructive

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