Friday, August 20, 2010

The Homeschool Literary Quarterly: Submissions Needed


I like to write and I like teaching my kids to write, but I don't like to rely on formal instruction.  I prefer teaching them to write by writing.  Profound idea, I know. This method may require greater use of a proof reader (my proof reader friend is very gracious when it comes to my many mistakes), but I believe it also allows for a better expression of creativity (like using the word like three times in the first sentence. Ha!). It's just my personal philosophy, take it or leave it.

One of my goals for the coming school year is to provide opportunities for "real" writing, as opposed to only school assignments, so I was excited to receive an email from WriteGuide.com, asking me to share their new literary magazine for homeschool students.  The Homeschool Literary Quarterly will be an online magazine, whose aim "is to promote original, quality literature composed by homeschool families".  They are currently looking for submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, hoping for a first edition to be released this Christmas.  I'm excited about the possibilities and happy to share them with you!  Please do let me know if your children submit anything and are featured.  I'd love to read their work.

*Disclosure: I receive no benefit from sharing this news with you, but thought you may be interested, and find disclosures to be quite fun to write when I have nothing to disclose. You may now go back to your previous programming.*


1 comment:

Michelle Smith said...

I may have to encourage one of my children to participate in this. Thank you for sharing about it.

Also, please check my blog to see what award I have given you!: http://homeschoolblogger.com/alifebetterthanidese/783522/

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