Schools Submissions

Secondary/high schools are encouraged to send students’ poetry and short fiction addressing the current climate crisis and possible aftermaths and future worlds here on earth. The best submissions will be posted in this section, with the school’s name prominent. The impact of climate change will be particularly felt by today’s youth, so we are keen to publish writing that gives a voice to their hopes, fears, doubts, dreams and nightmares about it.

Submissions can be works of fiction, flash fiction, short stories, playlets, scripts, skits, sketches, poetic prose. We accept works from any creative genre. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting:

  • The work must align with and reflect the principles and values of the Extinction Rebellion, and be on a topic relevant to Extinction Rebellion;
  • The work must be your own original work; if a collaboration then all authors must be named;
  • Submissions by authors under 18 years of age must be authorised by your teacher;
  • The work is to be submitted in Calibri, Arial or Times New Roman font only, size 12
  • The work is to be submitted in PDF or MS Word doc format only; all work must be in English. Prose writings accepted up to a maximum of 4,000 words; poems a maximum of 40 lines.The author will retain all copyright, but by submitting to this publication, you agree that Extinction Rebellion can distribute the work for the use of Extinction Rebellion members and for promotion purposes; the author/s will be acknowledged in all cases.The author/s agree to allow the use of their submitted work by Extinction Rebellion at no cost and for no renumeration in kind.Submissions may be published elsewhere.
  • The school may submit through the teacher a maximum of 5 (individual or group) pieces (in separate files) per academic year; submissions should be marked school submission.
  • Please check your work carefully before you submit to us. We may come back to discuss editorial issues before publication or make minor corrections, but your work will be evaluated as received.
  • Works that do not meet these guidelines will be rejected unread.
  • You will be asked to sign a submission agreement, when your work is accepted. This is to protect your copyright for any other use.

Download the submission form here