How to submit your story
You have an idea, an opinion,
safety story, war story or a thought you've wanted to talk about for
some time. Our idea section might be just the spot for your
story. Or perhaps Front Page or Adult to Adult
is where your story
will debut. (Safe Schools usually does not solicit stories on Religion,
Evolution and Sci-Fi from the general public. Nevertheless, if you send
a story in one of these areas we'll consider it for publication).
Here are other Safe Schools sections for you to consider
Quaker Oats is the place where frustrated parents seek your morning tips and
sound, effective advice on getting kids ready for school. Getting kids up,
cleaned up, appropriately dressed, breakfast ate, teeth brushed, school books,
lunch and off to school or the school bus stop ... and accomplishing
all this without going crazy. When writing a Quaker Oats story please
identify the age group you're discussing ... kindergarten, elementary,
middle school age, etc.
The way it was:
This section refers to true events in mom or dad's school years. We
walked 5 miles to school, sometimes in blistering heat (or in near death,
bitter temperatures). It was my turn to stok our one room school's pot belly
stove. While playing by the creek during recess... On a warm Spring
day I went with my parents on a family picnic at our school.
Try to include and describe in your reminiscing things like class size, the school's
geographic area, (mountain town, desert town, there was a lake by the school),
possibly your parents occupations, the economy at that time (we were a poor
family, a certain candy bar was only 3 cents each), and possibly how
discipline was handled when appropriate for the story. Senior Grandma's and
grandpa's are especially encouraged to write stories for this section, but
remember that mom and dad stories are also most welcomed.
Stories you can read to your kids:
This section refers to pretend true events, suitable for reading to kids,
from the very young through middle school age. The story should eventually
promote the use of common sense, decency and honor.
More about short stories:
Are you thinking about entering the field of writing short stories for kids?
Safe Schools Short Stories may be just the place to try out some of your
writing and receive some exposure. (Safe Schools doesn't purchase
stories, nor do we
sell space to publish stories. Concerning the stories we publish, we do
reserve the non-exclusive right to reprint stories at our web sites,
in our journals and in other publications from time to time. See below for
He Says/She Says:
This is an area where we at Safe Schools invite participants to look at and
answer questions concerning the public school system. This area is presented in
an open discussion format and is not intended to give legal, medical,
psychological or other professional services. Straightforward
opinions are encouraged in the hope you find an alternative thought to consider.
Experts in the field, including Moms & Dads are invited to host this section
from time to time. If your interested in becoming a He Says/She Says host,
E-mail your area of interest and a little about yourself. On occasion Safe
Schools will e-mail a reader's question for you and your partner to discuss.
Write down the complete discussion in He Says/She Says format and e-mail it
back to Safe Schools: [email protected]
Safe Schools Note: Eventually a forum will also be available where you
can route questions to various occupational levels, such as a question routed
to elementary school principals.
Typesetting and preparing your story
The easiest way to prepare a story is to type your story using your most
popular word processor. Save the story to your word processor's document
file in ASC11 Text (DOS) or other compatible format for safe keeping, then
copy the story through your edit funtion.
Now go to your e-mail (or one of our e-mail links) and paste the text
into the e-mail's body area, instead of attaching a file. Safe Schools does not open clips unless we know the source. Fill in the needed information and send your story
to [email protected].
Do not send pictures, but if you have pictures available in gif or jpeg format, include a brief description in your e-mail. In the event we want a picture a request with instructions will be made. Thanks in advance for your story --Safe Schools
E-Mail your story
person has a great school or school bus story, safety story, idea, war story
or "something funny happened today" story. Perhaps something for the rest of
us grown-ups to think about or perhaps to affirm, encourage and support
When e-mailing a story please include your name, contact address
and something about yourself. If the story is controversial and you wish
to remain anonymous we can often do that, depending on the story, or not
print the story until it can be verified through another source.
E-mail stories to: [email protected]
Safe Schools Note: We reserve the right to print, reprint and include
your story in our Safe Schools web site publications, Journal's and other
publications free of any fees, royalties or payment of any kind to you,
other than the exposure benefit you might receive
as a result of publishing your story through Safe Schools. Unless otherwise
arranged and in writing with Safe Schools (James Kraemer) reserves publication
rights to your story for our non-exclusive publishing and reprint rights only. We may
also extend this right to other publications without charging a fee to them
or you. You may freely submit your story to other publications with no
obligation to Safe Schools.
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