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Publishing Academy 2018-2019 Application Form
Publishing Academy is designed for highly motivated writers. Students will be asked to submit a writing sample to be considered for the program. We have a limited number of spots, and early applicants will be notified of acceptance on March 15th. Applications received between March 15th and June 15th will be notified on a rolling basis.
Student Email (Please do not use a cps.edu email.)
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
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Student Grade in Fall
School Student will Attend in Fall
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How did you hear about Publishing Academy?
My child has participated before.
Open Books Bookstore
My Child's School/Teacher
Open Books Newsletter
Chicago Literacy Alliance
If you were referred by a past or current participant, please list his/her name here.
Each student is required to submit a short creative writing sample in order to be considered for the program. Please review the the requirements below: For Grades 7-8: Provide a one-page example of creative writing that demonstrates your fiction writing ability. This can be the first page or an excerpt of the novel you intend to write with us, or any other creative fiction you have written. For Grades 9-12: Provide a two-page example of creative writing that demonstrates your fiction writing ability. This can be the first page or an excerpt of the novel you intend to write with us, or any other creative fiction you have written. How will you submit your child's writing sample?
Upload a file here
Provide a link
Mail it to Open Books (651 W. Lake St, Attn: Publishing Academy, Chicago, IL 60661
Upload Writing Sample
Link to Writing Sample
I have read and agree to the Publishing Academy policies.
I am aware that Publishing Academy is a year-long experience, meeting for 5 weeks in the summer then and on the second Saturday of the month Sept-May.
I understand that attendance is required for publication of my child's book, and that if my child misses more than three sessions, the book may not be published.
Open Books reserves a limited number of need-based scholarships for Publishing Academy. Because these funds are limited, we ask that you only apply if these funds are truly needed. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please select from the below options and a member of Open Books will reach out to you.
I wish to apply for a full scholarship.
I wish to apply for a partial scholarship.
My child does not need a scholarship at this time.
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