Saturday, February 20, 2010

Have You Inked Lately?

Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums since 1989. According to their Website, students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work. This magazine is distributed through classrooms by English teachers, Creative Writing teachers, Journalism teachers and art teachers around the country. Teen Ink magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by teens and has the largest distribution of any publication of its kind.
Teen Ink has NO staff writers or artists; they depend completely on submissions from teenagers nationwide for their content. They offer teenagers the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on the issues that affect their lives - everything from love and family to teen smoking and community service. They have published more than 45,000 teens.
So, what are you waiting for? This is another great opportunity to have your work published.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Writing Contests

Every year several Mepham High School students have their work written published, whether it be poems, essays, short fiction pieces, etc. How do they get published? They simply enter writing contests. We have an entire webpage devoted to writing contests taking place all over our country. How do you get to the writing contests page on our Website? Go to the W.C. Mepham High School Website, click on the "Departments" tab at the top of the page, and then click on "English," next click on "Student Resources," finally click on the link for "Writing Contests." Hardcopies of all contests are available in the Learning Center (Room 203). What are you waiting for? If you have a piece of writing that you think is worthy of publication submit it TODAY!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010


According to the Wordle Website, "wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends." I created the wordle above in a few minutes. Try it for yourself!