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The Hughes Dispatch: Volume III

Welcome back, Hughes Academy! We're thrilled to announce that we are once again accepting submissions for our annual publication, The Hughes Dispatch. Let your creativity shine in our community and beyond!

Poem and Short Story Submissions

We're eager to delve into the breadth and depth of your imaginations, Hughes Academy students! This year, we're accepting a diverse range of genres. Maybe you've concocted a heart-pounding science fiction piece, or perhaps a compelling historical fiction narrative is more your style. We welcome everything from spine-tingling horror stories to engaging coming-of-age tales and beyond.

To our poets, we encourage pieces that explore themes such as love, nature, identity, and personal experiences. Use vivid imagery and figurative language to convey emotions and ideas. Don't be afraid to experiment with different forms of poetry – haikus, villanelles, sestinas, or even Shakespearean sonnets!

We're especially intrigued by bilingual pieces. Those poems that weave in and out of languages or are entirely in a language other than English (such as Spanish) are a fantastic opportunity to highlight our Spanish immersion program and our multilingual students.

Remember, we value originality, creativity, and quality in all submissions, so take your time to craft your best work.

Art Submissions

Attention artists! We're thrilled to receive your black and white photography and illustrations for the Hughes Dispatch. Your unique artistry enhances our publication, bringing an exciting visual dimension to the captivating writings.

Here's what you need to know:

Your visual art, in tandem with our written pieces, contributes to an unforgettable reader experience. We eagerly anticipate your submissions for the Hughes Dispatch!

Submission Requirements:

Submission Requirements

Evaluation Criteria

Your submissions will be evaluated by Mr. Burell, Mrs. Heyward, and a panel of students. Here's what we're looking for:

By submitting your work, you grant us the exciting privilege to include it in The Hughes Dispatch. Your creativity will be immortalized in a publication that will be sold and proudly displayed not only within the walls of Hughes Academy but throughout Greenville County. It's an amazing way to make your mark and be recognized for your talent.

Remember, the art of creation is a journey. It's all about bringing to life the ideas and feelings that stir within you. Whether it's a gripping short story, a moving poem, or a captivating piece of artwork, we can't wait to see what you'll create. 

Submission Windows for The Hughes Dispatch: August 1, 2024 to January 17, 2025

We will be accepting submissions from August 1, 2024, to January 17, 2025. As we prepare for the upcoming publication cycle, we invite writers and contributors to share their work with us.

While the submission period spans several months, we encourage early submissions. Submitting your work sooner increases the likelihood of acceptance and allows for more careful consideration by our editorial team.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute your unique insights and perspectives to our publication. Start preparing your submissions today, and we look forward to receiving your contributions!

Submit your work by clicking the link below:

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