CO-ORDINATOR GUIDELINES, SHARED STORIES ANTHOLOGY 2020
LAUNCH: November 2020
WHEN ARE THE PIECES DUE?
Pieces can be uploaded to Dropbox when a batch (i.e. at least 5 pages) is ready.
SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS
Materials submitted via Dropbox folders.
Contact Daniela Vinaccia (editor) if you have queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIST OF STUDENT CONTRIBUTORS REQUIRED FROM EACH SCHOOL
- It is vital that teachers keep an accurate list of the names of students who have contributed work from their school.
- This list must be sent to Daniela immediately the final piece for that school has been submitted to Dropbox.
- Using this list, Daniela will check that all work can be accounted for in the book.
ADVICE ON THE THEME
Teachers are encouraged to develop their own local themes for writing and artwork; the theme for 2020 (Respect) is not intended to limit the range of pieces that can be supplied for the anthology.
- Written pieces in Times New Roman 12-point Word doc
- Please do not send any written documents using Pages (Mac)
- Please ensure that each piece has a title and the name of the student, their year level and school are included with the title at the top of the page
- Please do not exceed 820 words per page
- If you include a piece of artwork with the written text on a single page, the word limit would be around 400 words, depending on the size of the image
- Name the documents so that they show the page allocation(s) for each piece
- Please note that you need to proofread thoroughly; yours is the main proofreading
- Each school chooses the best written pieces to spread across the school’s page allocations
- The pieces can be in any form (journal, poem, letter, first person narrative, fiction, blog)
- For each visual piece, you will need the file saved in a format as outlined below.
- Please also supply a Word doc FOR EACH PIECE OF ARTWORK, containing the title of the visual piece + the student artist’s name + year level + school name. This could also include a comment from the student on what inspired the piece
- All images saved as JPEG or PDF and provided on high resolution scan for maximum quality
SAVING FOR PUBLICATION
- Save all docs, JPEGs, etc. with the page number allocated to them
- At the start of the year, you will be given a list of pages allocated to your school (all full colour)
- You are free to use these pages in any way that suits your needs. For example, you may wish to publish full-length written pieces of 1,000 to 1,400 words each, using the opposite page for a related image such as a photograph or artwork. In this way, a school may use 12 pages for six pieces. You may also wish to have one artwork image on a page, with a student’s commentary on their inspiration for that work
- I have used CRC Melton as an example of how to label written text and related artwork where the school has used a double page spread for one piece of writing + one piece of artwork:
His artwork is saved as p.42_JT_photo_Melton
ADVICE REGARDING THE SELECTION OF MATERIALS
- For 2020, it is suggested that schools limit the number of visuals per page to a maximum of three where the student has written notes to accompany the piece. In 2018 and 2019, it was good to see more schools featuring only one or two images on a page to gain maximum impact for the artworks.
- All images must be high resolution.
Thank you in anticipation of another magnificent edition in 2020
Shared Stories Planning Team
Daniela Vinaccia, Peter Farrar & Elaine Tebbutt.