Achieve3000 welcomes submissions of original, unpublished, short literary fiction for high school readers for our differentiated literacy acceleration platform.
What We're Looking For: Creative, compelling literary short stories (approximately 2,000 - 3,500 words max) of any genre and style of prose, as long as the content is appropriate for a high school classroom.
Before you submit, consider how your work might be discussed in the context of a literature lesson and ensure:
* Your story begins in the midst of the action and includes the key elements of a short story-i.e., characterization, setting, plot and structure (e.g., conflict, climax, resolution, etc.).
* It's laced with symbolism, layered text, literary devices and descriptive language.
* It features a unique voice and tone.
While submissions previously published on personal blogs are acceptable, we do not accept submissions previously published in other publications including those that have been self-published.
Submission Guidelines: Send stories in a Word document to . Please include your full name, phone number, email address, and word count on the document, and include a note in your email if the story is under simultaneous consideration with other publications. Response time is between 1-2 months.
Rights: We purchase exclusive publishing rights to the story. All stories appear uncredited on our e-learning platform. Achieve3000 reserves the right to edit and revise stories for use at differentiated reading levels. All edited/revised versions remain the sole property of Achieve3000.
Compensation: We pay $1,500.00 per accepted story. Payment will be made within 30 days of fully executed contract.