As of July 1, 2012, new writing submissions will not be accepted but visitors will be able to view more than 3,300 galleries and read any of the nearly 33,000 writing contributions in the searchable archive. NCTE will continue to review and approve, as appropriate, those writing contributions received prior to July 1. There are still many ways to celebrate the National Day on Writing on October 20 and the summer months are a great time to begin thinking of how you’ll take part! Read More
Become a Local Partner?
Local partners can be any group, including a family, a few good friends, a club or church group, a class, a school, a workplace group, or an entire city who wants to see their work collected together inside the National Gallery. Every local partner needs one key person: a Curator who applies for local partner status and agrees to review all work submitted before it is published.
Who can apply to serve as a Local Partner?
Individuals, groups, and non-profit organizations can apply to start a gallery and serve as a local curator. If you are a for-profit organization please contact us for more information on getting involved.
The Role of a Curator
The Curator is essentially the filter for the Gallery. While all Gallery Curators will be encouraged to be broad-minded and inclusive, they retain the authority to allow pieces to appear in a gallery or not (note: some writing not chosen for a Local Partner or National Partner Gallery will be referred to NCTE for possible inclusion in the Gallery of the National Council of Teachers of English). Curators will have access to online tools that allow them to "feature" a piece within their Gallery for a period of time. If a Local Partner Curator anticipates a heavy review load, she or he can recruit assistants who will also have access to review tools. Curators will be responsible for completing a review and triggering a review response email within one month of receipt of each submission.
Why Should I Consider Starting a Local Partner Gallery for My Group?
For many good reasons:
- It is a way to help your group think more deeply about how, why, when, and where they write, and share ideas or information that is important to them.
- It can evoke pride, or at least a strong bond, as you see what others post to your Local Gallery.
- It can help you sharpen your own thinking about writing and improve as a writer.
- It can broaden your awareness of the perceptions and talents of others—discoveries that are often hidden in everyday writing.
Video Demonstration - How to Start a Local Gallery
Click here http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Involved/DayonWriting/StartAGallery.html to view a video demonstration on how to start a local gallery.