Submission Guidelines

We are collecting anecdotes, poems, journal or diary entries, essays, really any form of your own life-writing that anyone would like to send us, short or long. There are no minimum or maximum word limits. You can send us writing in response to one of our creative prompts, write us a diary, or simply write about a particular experience. Anything you would like to share. For more information about Life-Writing of Immeasurable Events, see our Frequently Asked Questions

To send us your writing, click here.

How will my personal data be used?
We will take all reasonable measures to ensure that any personal information remains confidential. We strongly encourage you to use initials or made-up names for the people you mention, and to do your best not to inadvertently identify yourself. 

Your data will be stored in a password-protected file and may be used in academic publications. Your IP address will not be stored. Research data will be stored for a minimum of three years after publication or public release.

Who will have access to my data?
The University of Oxford is the data controller with respect to your personal data, and as such will determine how your personal data is used in the study. The University will process your personal data for the purpose of the research outlined above. Research is a task that we perform in the public interest.  Further information about your rights with respect to your personal data is available here.

Responsible members of the University of Oxford and funders may be given access to data for monitoring and/or audit of the study to ensure we are complying with guidelines, or as otherwise required by law. This project has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through, the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee.

Who do I contact if I have a concern about the project? 
If you have a concern about any aspect of this study, please speak to Dr Katherine Collins. I will acknowledge your concern within 10 working days and give you an indication of how it will be dealt with.  If you remain unhappy or wish to make a formal complaint, please contact the Chair of the Research Ethics Committee at the University of Oxford who will seek to resolve the matter as soon as Possible: Chair, Department of Education Research Committee Email: Department of Education, University of Oxford, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY.