Share Your Writing

Illinois Writing Project and Write Across Chicago encourages you to share your work. Post your writing here at writeacrosschicago.org and share your writing with the world!

Here’s what you need to know about sharing your writing at writeacrosschicago.org:

  • We can only publish the work of participants age 18 and older.
  • Before posting any content to Write Across Chicago, you must read and accept the Participation and Release Waiver below.
  • Publishing to social media? Use the hashtag #writeacrosschicago. You can find Illinois Writing Project on Facebook here.

Illinois Writing Project

Write Across Chicago

Participation Release and Waiver

The Illinois Writing Project is based at Northeastern Illinois University providing high quality programs for students and teachers to advance writing in schools across Chicago and the metro area.

Write Across Chicago is a city-wide celebration of citizens’ writing that engages children and adults in schools, libraries, museums, businesses, and community organizations in writing and sharing writing.

To connect participants city-wide, Illinois Writing Project has created a website hub that is a space for writing groups to communicate with one another and permits participating citizen-writers to publish their writing and read others’ creations.

By choosing to share my writing on this website, I expressly understand and agree that:

I, individually, and on behalf of my heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby release and forever discharge the Illinois Writing Project (IWP) and Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and its employees, agents, officers, trustees, and representatives (in their official and individual capacities) from any and all liability whatsoever for any and all damages, losses or injuries (including death) to my person or property or both, including but not limited to any claims, demands, actions, causes of action, judgments, damages, expenses and costs, including attorneys' fees, which arise out of, result from, occur during or are connected in any manner with publishing my work as part of my participation in Write Across Chicago.

I hereby grant NEIU and IWP, or anyone authorized by the NEIU and IWP, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use, reproduce, and publish in print or electronic format any and all intellectual property that I have shared and any and all images which have been taken of me as part of my participation in this program for any publicity purpose, without compensation to me. I hereby forever waive my right to inspect or approve the finished product, including but not limited to, written copy and/or posting images on websites that may be created in connection therewith. I hereby release NEIU and IWP from all claims and liability relating to said images. All negatives and positives, together with the prints, are owned by NEIU and IWP. I understand that NEIU and IWPcannot control the use of my name or image once such name or image is published.

1. Contact Information

Please provide your name and email address. This information will not be published with your submission. Neither the Illinois Writing Project nor Write Across Chicago will share this information.

2. About Your Writing

The title of your work.

The name you would like to show as the Author's name. Or, please write Anonymous.

Help readers find your writing by tagging your work with one or more appropriate writing categories.

3. Copy and Paste

Copy and paste your work here.