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. 

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March 2019 topic:

acceptance & approval

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 was the most impactful acceptance or rejection in your life?

  2. How does acceptance/rejection affect you? What are some ways you cope with rejection and denial?

  3. What are your experiences with self-perception?

  4. How does external approval or denial affect your self-acceptance?

  5. Have you ever accepted/rejected someone/something? If so, how? What was the outcome?

Deadline: April 7th, 2019

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