All Lynbrook students and alumni are eligible to submit stories to Aletheia. Keep in mind that we are not looking for literary excellence, but rather honest accounts of your personal experiences. We publish every submission that adheres to the following guidelines; please read them carefully before you begin.


  1. Your submission must be relevant to the topic and include a personal experience. It may not comprise solely of your opinion on the topic.

  2. The staff of Aletheia is committed to preserving the integrity of your submission and will not make changes, with exception to certain profanity (which will be asterisked-out). We do not edit stories for grammar or syntax.

  3. Aletheia is dedicated to maintaining everyone's anonymity. Do not include names or identifiable characteristics in your submission.

  4. Do not write anything that causes or advocates harm against others.

There is no limit on submission length. Please make sure to submit your story before our deadline stated below. We will not be able to accommodate late submissions. 

September 2019 topic:


Guiding questions

These questions are meant to provoke thought and guide you. You do not have to adhere to these questions as long as the submission follows the guidelines and is relevant to the topic.

  1. What experiences have you had with romance? How has it affected other relationships in your life?

  2. Are you pursuing a relationship? Why or why not?

  3. Have you ever experienced a breakup? If so, how did you deal with it?

  4. What secrets are there regarding your relationship? What does your significant other not know about you? Is your romance hidden? Why?

  5. How has romance been different from what you’ve seen or expected?

Deadline: october 6th, 2019

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