How to Finish a Story or Poem

How to Finish a Story or Poem

You have a revised and ready story or poem!

We’re so proud of you for the work you have done! Sharing your words can be scary sometimes, but be brave! When you share your writing with readers, you make a connection and give them the gift of your creativity and perspective.

You may be done, but hold your horses one more moment... There are a few things you should double check before submitting to the Inklings Book Contest. In this mini-lesson, Naomi will walk you through your final steps and show you just how to submit. Download the checklist below to get started.

For the Inklings Book Contest, we’d also like your stories and poems to be in manuscript format. We've included a manuscript formatting guide below. After you run through the checklist, take a minute to adjust your document formatting based on the guide and you’ll be all set to go.

↓Here's your checklist:

↓Here's your formatting guide:

Download these PDFs by clicking the links below them.

Publishing Checklist.pdf194.7KB

🎉 C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S 🎉

You did it! You're ready to submit your work.

Students can submit individually at this link:

If you would like to submit a class set, please see this page: