The Grannie Annie Official Guidelines,
Submission Form, and Teacher Submission Form

Grannie Annie published student 2019, holding a copy of "Grannie Annie, Vol. 14" Grannie Annie published student 2019, holding a copy of "Grannie Annie, Vol. 14"
Grannie Annie participants are invited to take part in an annual Family Stories Festival in St. Louis, Missouri. If having your work selected for publication by The Grannie Annie is one of your goals, you may want to consult the guides for Writers or Artists available on the Resources page of this website.

 

Guidelines: Be sure to read The Grannie Annie Official Guidelines before you begin to write. Submissions must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for publication. Scroll down to read the guidelines; please click here if you wish to print a copy.

Submission Form: Every story and/or art submission must be accompanied by a completed Submission Form signed by the writer or illustrator and by her/his parent or guardian. (Teachers outside the United States: Please refer to note below.) Scroll down to view the Submission Form; please click here to print a copy.

Teacher Submission Form: Teachers who are submitting their students' work must also complete and enclose one copy of the Teacher Submission Form. The information provided on this form will facilitate communication regarding students' submissions and recognition. Scroll down to view the form; please click here to print a copy, or here for an e-mail version of the form.

Teachers outside of the United States: Please note these alternate instructions for international submissions.

 

The Privacy Policy of The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration

 

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The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, 2018/2019

The Grannie Annie Official Guidelines

For Students in U.S. Grades 4–8, and Homeschooled or International Students 9–14 Years of Age

 

Please click here if you wish to print guidelines

You are invited to follow The Grannie Annie Official Guidelines and submit a story from an earlier generation of your family — a story from before your birth. Your story can be humorous, tragic, or inspirational. It can be a story of courage, adventure, or anything you find interesting about your family’s past.

Please read these submission details carefully before you begin to write:

• A story that is chosen for publication in Grannie Annie, Vol. 14, will retell a story from your family’s history — a story from before your birth — so that the reader appreciates it in the same way you do. The following criteria will also be considered: overall effectiveness, organization, development, use of language, and mechanical correctness — spelling, punctuation, usage, etc.
• Your story must be 275–500 words long and must be submitted in English. For stories written in a language other than English, please submit the original story as well as the English translation. The translator of your story does not have to meet the grade/age requirements of The Grannie Annie.
• Choose an interesting title for your work, including details from your story. For example, “Lost in the Blizzard” sounds more exciting than “My Great-Uncle Ted.”
• Your story must be written by you.
• If possible, please type and double-space your story using a standard, easily readable 12-point font. Print your story in black ink on 8½” x 11” white paper, or submit it within an e-mail or attached as a Word document. Stories may also be neatly hand printed in ink on standard-size lined paper. Please do not staple.
• Do not write your name on the pages of your story.
• Do not include a cover page. Please include your story's title on the first page of your story.
• Stories will not be returned. Be sure to keep a copy for yourself.
• A completed Submission Form must accompany each story. Please do not staple.
• Story submissions must be mailed or e-mailed on or before February 1, 2019. Illustration submissions must be mailed on or before March 1, 2019. Please see Submission Form for details.
• Published authors and illustrators will receive unlimited free downloads of the eBook and PDF editions of Grannie Annie, Vol. 14, and are invited to share the book with family members and friends.
• If you choose to submit a drawing that illustrates your story, it must measure 6 1/4” x 11”. It must be in black ink on white paper, and may include pencil shading. The illustration may be drawn by you or by someone else who meets the grade/age requirements of The Grannie Annie. If someone other than you illustrates your story, that person must also submit a completed Submission Form. Illustrations will not be considered in selecting stories for publication. In addition, the selection of a story does not guarantee that an illustration submitted with that story will also be published. All illustrators of published drawings will be credited. Send original illustrations only, not copies. You may include a SASE for return of your illustration. Illustrations must be mailed on or before March 1, 2019.
• Stories published by The Grannie Annie will not be considered for publication in future annual volumes.
• The decisions of the selection committee are final.
• Because stories are meant to be shared, The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration pledges to creatively pursue opportunities to share selected stories with a wider audience, in accordance with The Grannie Annie Mission. As a published author, you will retain the copyright to your work while giving The Grannie Annie permission to share your story, as noted on the Submission Form:

REQUIRED: My child, _________________________________, wrote this story from our family’s history and/or drew this illustration. I hereby authorize and permit The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration to publish or use my child’s name, this story and/or illustration (in whole or in part), and photographs of my child—solely in conjunction with The Grannie Annie, and in any form, including print, digital, and/or broadcast production. I understand that no payment will be made to me or my child for use of this story or illustration, or for use of photographs.

• Please read additional related information posted elsewhere on this website. 

 

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The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, 2018/2019

The Grannie Annie Submission Form

For Students in U.S. Grades 4–8, and Homeschooled or International Students 9–14 Years of Age

 

Please click here to print Submission Form for mailed and e-mailed submissions

Please read The Grannie Annie Official Guidelines to be sure your work is eligible. You may submit your story by mail or e-mail. Illustrations must be submitted by mail. (See specific submission information below.) Use a separate Submission Form for each story submission. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY. Do not include your name on your story or in your illustration. Please do not staple anything. Stories will not be returned; keep a copy of your work. Send original illustrations only, not copies. Include a SASE if you'd like your illustration returned.

Student's name as you would want it published: ________________________________

Student's grade level (U.S. students): ____

Student's age (homeschooled/international students): ______

Name and address of school: _______________________________________________

________________________________ Submission type: Story ____ Illlustration ____

If the student did not write this story in English, in what language was it written? _______________________ (Be sure to submit both the student’s original story and an English translation.)

Relationship of student to main character in story: _____________________________

Title of story: ___________________________________ Word count: _____________

City, state or district (if any), and country where story took place: ________________

Year story took place: _______ Is year given approximate or exact? (Circle one)

Name(s) of parent(s)/guardian(s): __________________________________________

Mailing address:* ________________________________________________________

City: ______________________ State: ____ ZIP code: ________ Country: _________

Parent's e-mail:* ____________________________ Telephone:* (___)_____________
*Your contact information will be used only for communication related to your submission.

REQUIRED AUTHORIZATION: My child, ___________________________________, wrote this story from our family’s history and/or drew this illustration. I hereby authorize and permit The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration to publish or use my child’s name, this story or illustration (in whole or in part), and photographs of my child — solely in conjunction with The Grannie Annie's celebration of family stories, and in any form, including print, digital, and/or broadcast production. I understand that no payment will be made to me or my child for use of this story or illustration, or for use of photographs.

 

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Parent/Guardian sign above and date (Required)

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Writer or illustrator sign above and date (Required)                                      

 

Mailed submissions. Print, complete, sign, and mail Submission Forms along with stories and illustrations to The Grannie Annie, P.O. Box 11343, St. Louis, MO 63105. Story submissions must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2019. Illustration submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2019.

E-mailed submissions. Story submissions must be dated on or before February 1, 2019. Scan signed Submission Form as a pdf and attach it to an e-mail. Include your story within the e-mail or attach it as a Word document. Send to Story@TheGrannieAnnie.org. (Teachers outside the United States: Please see note for alternate instructions found at the top of this web page.)

 

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The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, 2018/2019

Teacher Submission Form

For Students in U.S. Grades 4–8, and Homeschooled or International Students 9–14 Years of Age

 

To mail this form, please click here to print

To e-mail this form, please click here to copy

Mailed submissions must include one copy of this form in addition to students’ signed Submission Forms. Forms and stories may be mailed to The Grannie Annie, P.O. Box 11343, St. Louis, MO 63105. Story submissions must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2019. Illustration submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2019.

E-mailed story submissions must include one copy of the e-mail version of this form, in addition to students’ signed and scanned Submission Forms. Story submissions must be dated on or before February 1, 2019.

Teachers outside the United States: Please note these alternate instructions for international submissions.

 

Teacher's name: _________________________________________________________

Grade level/title: ___________________ E-mail: _______________________________

School name: ___________________________________________________________

School mailing address: ___________________________________________________

City: ____________________ State: _____ ZIP code: _________ Country: _________

Telephone: (___)_________ School / Home (Circle)

Check grade level(s) of submissions included: 4–5 ____ 6–8 ____

Number of submissions included: _____

School publicity office to be contacted if your students' submissions are selected for publication:

E-mail: _________________________________ Telephone (optional): (___)_________

Name of contact person (optional): __________________________________________

 

NOTE: To receive a free paperback copy of Grannie Annie, Vol. 14, to be published in May 2019, complete the brief Teacher Survey you will receive via e-mail following the receipt of your submissions.

 

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