$25 award *
Send in your essay/writing
and show it to the world.
*$25 award for each selected work (gift card of choice: Amazon or Target)
"I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve." - Maya Angelou
Send in your best work!
Oakland youth are brilliant! They are creative, opinionated, and smart! Here is a place for you to share your best writing. We encourage you to send in your writing/essays from class or stories you might be writing just for fun. If your work is selected you will get an award/gift card and the writing will be published here on the website.
selected writing: $25 gift card
Q: Do I have to use my real name on my work?
A: You will be submitting with a pen name you create. We would like to publish your grade as well. If selected, we will email you an official acceptance notice, with a link to your work on our site, which you can forward to family, friends, and teachers.
Q: Will I have a choice of reward/gift card?
A: Yes! (options: Target, Amazon.com)
Q: Can I submit many writing pieces?
A: Sure! No limit. The more writing you send the greater the chance of getting a piece selected. Don't get discouraged if your first essay is not selected.
Q: What types of writing can I send?
A: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Essays, Short Stories, Poetry, Humor, Interviews, etc....
Q: Can students comment on my work?
A: No, no comments on any work.
Q: How will I be contacted if my work is selected?
A: We will contact you with a "congrats!" email and follow up with the award.
Q: Can I write about any topic?
A: Yes submit any writing you choose.
In our monthly email, we will have theme for the month as well
if you are searching for a topic start with that.
Q: If I am published can I add it to a college, internship, or other application?
A: YES!!! And you will have the link to your pen name/award.
"Honors and Awards": published and awarded, wewritehere.com (congrats!!)
Q: Can I submit my work in another language?
A: Yes! Although if possible, please use a translator tool, a friend, or teacher to come up with the best translation. We will publish in both languages (Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, etc... AND English). Dialogue within a story does not need translation.