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What is this magical place?!

Best of SNO showcases the best student journalism from members of the SNO Network. Why? We believe in recognition and inspiration–by displaying excellent work, we hope to inspire students with fresh ideas and new approaches to traditional news material.

We post new content daily, so we’re always on the prowl for great writing, original images, video, audio, and whatever else you’ve got up your sleeve.

What are you looking for?

Simply put, we like good journalism–engaging, concise, and relevant. Stories should appeal to an audience beyond your school community. Whether local or global, stories should provide a larger context and provoke discussion. Save “you,” “me,” and “I” for editorials and opinion pieces only. The writer should maintain authority and credibility.

It should go without saying that your work should be polished and error-free. Passive voice will not be looked kindly upon. Check your facts, attribute your quotes, and for the love of peanut butter, please don’t plagiarize. We also like the Oxford comma, but we won’t hold it against you if you don’t.

Maybe most importantly, stories should stand out from the crowd. We get a ton of submissions about the same old stuff. What are you writing that’s new, exciting, weird, or maybe even a little crazy? Send us that.

How will I know if you really love me?

If we decide to publish your work, you’ll hear from us within a couple weeks–often sooner.

Got any fine print I should know about?

Yup. Best of SNO is curated and managed by School Newspapers Online. By submitting work to Best of SNO, you acknowledge that:

–School Newspapers Online may republish this work.
–Any necessary releases and/or licenses for use of photos, videos, and/or music have been secured.
–Work submitted is original, not plagiarized or fabricated.
–Best of SNO may edit your work for clarity and/or length.

Okay, okay, let me submit already!

  • Please insert paragraph breaks. If your submission is not in the form of a "story" (i.e., video/audio/images with no text), you can note that here and we'll view it on your site.
  • Image must be horizontally oriented, preferably 900x600px.