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Jul 03

Parental Permission Form

YWP Website and Publication Permission Form

  • Ages 13-18: Young Writers Project (YWP) is an online community of teen writers and artists. If you are 13-18 years of age, no parental permission form is required to sign up for an account.
  • Youth who are 12 may also sign up for an account with parental permission to: join to post original work and exchange feedback; and to have work published with real names in print, broadcast, and online media. 
  • Youth younger than 12 cannot sign up for their own accounts, but may submit work to YWP through their teachers.
  • Teachers: Go to the "For Teachers" tab on the homepage for information.

Youth who sign up on should choose a username that does not reveal their identity. When signing up, each youth must provide YWP their full name, address, phone number, active personal email address, parent name, and school. YWP verifies this information before approving an application to ensure safety. All personal information must be accurate for the youth’s account to be approved. YWP does not share a youth’s street address, email address or phone number. If a youth’s piece is selected for publication, YWP reserves the right to publish the piece with the user’s real name, age, and town with our media partners and YWP publications, including our annual anthology, and digital magazine, The Voice. Writing may be edited for spelling, grammar, and clarity before publication.
The YWP community is remarkably civil and respectful. We regularly monitor the site, and every effort is made to ensure that all users’ experiences are positive. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to make sure their children use the site in a responsible manner, do not respond to unusual requests, and exercise common sense to ensure their own safety, including not publicly revealing personal information such as addresses and phone numbers.

I, the undersigned, have read YWP’s statement on the website. I give permission for my child to participate on AND to allow my child’s work to be submitted to YWP for potential publication in YWP’s publications or with YWP’s media partners. I understand that the only personal information that would be made public is my child’s name, grade, age, school and/or hometown. I also understand that it is my responsibility as a parent to ensure that my child is behaving in a respectful manner and is using common sense to ensure their safety. I also understand that it is my and my child’s responsibility to notify YWP of any unusual event or activity on the site. 
My child, ___________________________________________, born ____/____/____has my permission to participate on and to submit work for publication by YWP and its media partners.  
He/she/they attend ___________________________________________and is/are in Grade _____ 
Parent’s or Guardian’s Name: ____________________________________________________
Home Address:________________________________________________________________
State ______ Zip ___________ Phone: ____________________________________________
Parent signature:  _____________________________________ Date: ___________________
Scan and email completed form to Susan Reid, YWP Executive Director: [email protected].
Or mail to Young Writers Project, 47 Maple St., Suite 216, Burlington, VT 05401