Publishing House Me

Helping House

Welcome to the Helping House. If you need help getting started in one of our creative houses, the writers house, the artists house or the opinion house you are in the right house. Do you have some questions about PublishingHouseMe?

Below you will find tips on how to get started, how to submit your work and how safe the website is.

Will I be safe online with Publishing House Me?

When you register there is only a very small team at the WMGTP (who are all CRB checked) that can view your details.The site itself will only display your first name and age. We ask you for your full details to ensure that you are who you say you are and also of course to ensure that we can get your voucher to you should you win one of the monthly prizes. If you are one of our younger members we will ask you for your parent /guardian's contact details, they will then need to agree to you using the site.

All submissions and comments are kept in a 'Safe House' area and are not visible online until they are checked. This process is for your online safety as well as an opportunity for you to get some feedback from us about your piece.

Our site moderator regularly visits schools across the West Midlands and UK as a whole to keep in touch with head teachers and teachers. 

The site itself has been thoroughly checked over by The University of Wolverhampton and a very experienced web team to ensure that it is safe for you. If you have any queries regarding online safety please email Sukie Duhra (WMGTP administrator) at S.Duhra2@wlv.ac.uk.

How do I get started?

To get started you must register with PublishingHouseMe. Registration is easy and free and it allows us to check that submissions are safe and regulated.

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You will then be emailed a username and password that you can use to log into the system and send us your work. If your already registered you can simply login.

How do I submit an item?

Once you are registered you can go to your account. Your account shows you all the submissions you have made , and lets you send new submissions for review.

Before you submit, remember your work needs a title and a small description. Depending on what you want to submit you can supply different things. Have a look at the step by step guides for submitting items on this page.

 


What happens when my work is submitted?

When you send a piece of your work to PublishingHouseMe it is sent to the safe house. It doesn't go straight into one of the PHMe houses or rooms because it needs to be read first.

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Why?

We need to check that we want to publish it - or whether we think your work could be made better - or whether we want to reject it.  We hope to reject as little of your work as possible.

Who reads and checks my stuff? 

A group of other school students and pupils just like you. At the moment, the youngest is ten and the oldest is seventeen - with lots in between.

How might I become a reader?

The first group were chosen from a random group who came along to help us design the PHMe website. In the coming months we will have writers' workshops where we will invite schools to bring students and pupils - and give them the chance to become a reader.

What does a reader do?

A reader has a user name and password to let them into Safehouse. Apart from the very small group of adults who help run the site, all the decisions about PHMe are made by the registered readers and they are the only ones who have access to the work sent in. When they have read a piece of work they accept it, reject it, or suggest it is changed in some way - like being made shorter or longer.

 

Who can I contact for help?

If you can't find what you need here, you can contact us at help@publishinghouse.me.uk for more information.

What do the numbers and stars next to peoples names mean?

Every time someone makes a comment or submits work to PublishingHouseMe we award them points. The more points they get, the better their star. Each person is awarded 1 point for a published comment and 5 points for a published submission.

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The awards are as follows:

0 – 5 points No star
award bronze blue
6 – 10 points Bronze Star, Blue Ribbon
award bronze red
11 – 20 points Bronze Star, Red Ribbon
award bronze green
21 – 30 points Bronze Star, Green Ribbon
award silver blue
31 – 40 points Silver Star, Blue Ribbon
award silver red
41 – 50 points Silver Star, Red Ribbon
award silver green
51 – 60 points Silver Star, Green Ribbon
award gold blue
61 – 70 points Gold Star, Blue Ribbon
award gold red
71 – 80 points Gold Star, Red Ribbon
award gold green
81 – 90 points Gold Star, Green Ribbon
Shooting Star
Over 90 points Shooting stars

 


Submitting items

Take a look at the printable step-by-step guides on how to submit different types of work to PublishingHouseMe. These require Adobe  Acrobat Reader.

> How to submit a picture (coming soon)
> How to copy and paste text for text entries (coming soon)
> How to send in a video (coming soon)
> How to submit a website (coming soon)

 
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