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Submit to SerpenTimes!

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:22 pm
by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
SerpenTimes, the Slytherin house newspaper, is now accepting submissions!
All ideas must be approved. Please post here or send your ideas to serpentimes.hol[at]

You can earn a maximum of 50 points per issue. If you have an idea for a column, fill out a Columnist application. It will be open all year!
Points Breakdown

Articles: 5-15 points each (max 30 points)
Graphics: 5-10 points each (max 20 points)
Puzzles: 5-10 points each (max 20 points)

SerpenTimes is also offering three extra point-earning opportunities. These are open to all houses and will be submitted separately from submissions. You can earn a maximum of 40 points from exclusives.
SerpenTimes Exclusives

Magic Moments (max 20 points)
Share up to two images that represent the given theme. Each moment must be accompanied with a brief description (max 50 words). The written description can be included with the picture or submitted separately. Moments are worth 10 points each.

Grab Bag Writing Challenge (max 15 points)
Write a story at least 250 words in length that includes the words in the list provided. Earn 1 point for each word utilized in the story. Any form of the words (change the tense, make them plural, etc.) can be used.

SerpenTimes Superlatives (max 5 points)
Choose fellow HOL'ers for superlatives each issue. People from any house can be named and more than one person can be nominated for each superlative. Provide a reason (at least 1 full sentence) for the nominations.
For our next issue:

Theme: (To be determined)
Deadline: 15th June

SerpenTimes Points Spreadsheet

(The theme is simply a springboard for ideas. Submissions are not required to fit the theme for each issue.)
Looking forward to your submissions!

Re: Submit to SerpenTimes!

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:05 pm
by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Less than two months until our next deadline, March 15th! We can't wait to see what you come up with for Kaleidoscope. Remember that February is a short month, so try to use this mini break from classes wisely. ^_^

Re: Submit to SerpenTimes!

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:34 am
by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
The deadline is next week! Moments and Superlative nominations are good options for quick points. If you'd like a writing challenge, try your hand at a Grab Bag story. Check HERE to see what other people have claimed and get ideas for other graphics/articles.