Guidelines for Writers
While all writers should be able to express themselves and their point of view, certain kinds of writing simply do not belong in the National Gallery of Writing. Therefore, you may not post or link to writing that:
- is obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit
- depicts graphic or gratuitous violence
- makes threats of any kind or that intimidates, harasses, or bullies anyone
- is derogatory, demeaning, malicious, defamatory, abusive, or hateful
Prohibition of Unlawful or Harmful Content
Although as the host of the National Gallery, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is not responsible for the conduct of writers who post here, we want the National Gallery to be a safe and educative site on the Internet. Therefore, in posting to the Gallery, you may not:
- violate any local, state, national, or international law or post any writing that would encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense
- represent the work of others as your own (plagiarism) or impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age, or your affiliation with any person or entity
- make available any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation
All writing submitted to the National Gallery or any Local or Partner Gallery will be reviewed "as is" and will not be modified or amended during the review process.
Guidelines for Curators
All writing approved for publication in Local and Partner Galleries should be consistent with the intent and theme of the Gallery.