Write the World is an online community created exclusively for young writers ages 13–18 years and their teachers. Write the World is solely for use by this community.
The power of our writing goes hand in hand with responsibility. Make sure that you’re supporting other people through your writing rather than pulling them down.
The types of content that will be removed from the site include, but are not limited to:
Please keep in mind that the mission of Write the World is to give young writers a platform for expression through writing. WtW is a place for members to express their thoughts and views within some form of crafted writing (example: poem, op-ed, story, aphorism), rather than the type of posts you find on social media (example: Q&As, general addresses to the community).
If a writer posts content that violates our terms or goes against our guidelines, we will remove the post and contact the writer when necessary. If a writer continues to violate our terms, they will lose their site membership. Please refer to the site’s terms for further information.
If you’re worried about another writer based on the troubling nature of topics they’re writing about, or if you notice disconcerting or offensive content in comments or peer reviews, please click the red "flag" button to the upper right of the piece and list your reason for the flag in the text box that appears. When necessary, we'll respond to the writer directly. We appreciate you taking the time to share your concern. Alternatively, you can send a private email listing the student's username and a link to the page on which it appears to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will graduate from the site when you turn 19.5. We look forward to keeping in touch with you and staying updated on your future writing projects through our alumni community! In the weeks before you turn 19.5, you will receive an email at the address associated with your Write the World account that gives you information on:
Plagiarism, the copying and/or reproducing of someone else's writing and/or ideas without attribution, violates the purpose of Write the World. If you publish work that is plagiarized, it will be removed from the site. If you continue to publish plagiarized work, you will lose your membership to Write the World.
By taking another person's idea and claiming it as your own, you are stealing something valuable from them. You are also denying yourself an opportunity to develop your own unique identity through thoughtful writing. Of course, all ideas are the product of other ideas, but it's very important to differentiate between your own original thinking and the thinking of others.
Here are some tips for avoiding plagiarism:
Please refer to the site’s terms for further information.