Guidelines & Submission

If Someone Only Knew…

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1. Youth between the ages of 13 – 18 are eligible.
2. Essays should not exceed 3,000 words and should address the prompt
If Someone Only Knew.
3. Selections may focus on times when your voice has been silenced and/or
times where you spoke your truth.
4. Essays can be personal narratives written in traditional format. Essays
may also be written in verse, graphic novel, slam poetry and or any combination.
Visual art submissions are also accepted:

* photography
* drawings
* paintings

5. Essays must be double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font if
written in traditional style.
6. Graphic novels, drawings and/or paintings should be scanned,
saved at 300 DPI and as a PSD file. Photography should be sent as a
high resolution digital attachment via WeTransfer or Dropbox.
7. Your real name will never be published.
8. All writers must submit a “pen name” to protect their identity.
Example:  Jane Doe could be: unicornrockstar84
9. All writers are strongly encouraged to have your essay proofread.
If we can’t follow your story, it may not be selected.
10. A selection of submissions will be published to the blog. There will be a place for people to comment with ideas, resources and support.
This section will be moderated to exclude unhelpful or hateful comments.
11. Some writers may be approached about having their work included in a
future If Someone Only Knew… printed book/anthology.
12. Deadline for Submissions is November 2016. Please don’t wait until the
last minute.
13. All questions regarding submissions should be emailed to:

Now . . .

Upload your work by selecting the “Dropbox Link” and following the instructions.
Click for Dropbox

Then . . .

Fill out the submission form. Be sure and let us know the title of the work (s) and the “pen name” you have submitted.


Submission Form

Please fill out the form below.

Your Name (required)

Your Artist Pen Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Type Of Art
Essay (maximum 3,000 words)Graphic Mini-NovelSlam PoetryPhotographyDrawing/Painting

Check All That May Apply

What high school do you attend?

How old are you?

What is your English teacher's name?

What do you hope your art will do for others?

Have you been bullied?

Do you need someone to reach out to a educator for you?

Submission Terms

All materials submitted become the property of Never Counted Out. By submitting your work to us, you are giving Never Counted Out and it's partners, affiliated and licensees the nonexclusive right to publish your work in any format, including all print, electronic and online media. Never Counted Out may edit or abridge your work at its sole discretion. All individual contributors who submit to Never Counted Out retain the right to submit their work for nonexclusive publication elsewhere.

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