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 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. 

october 2018 topic:

Familial Relationships

Guiding questions

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

  1. Who do you consider your family?

  2. What are your family relationships like?

  3. What conflicts arise within your family and how do you deal with it?

  4. How has your family shaped you, your perception, and/or your choices? Do you think their effect is positive or negative?

  5. What would you change about your family?

extended deadline: november 18th

For this special edition, both Lynbrook students/alumni and parents can submit, as we’d like to hear perspectives from both sides. Thank you for your interest and participation in Aletheia!

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