6-Word Challenge Submission Guidelines

How have you survived these challenging times? Tell us in 6 words!


  • Your work must be 100% original.
  • One submission per student.
  • No more than 6 Words.
  • Please refrain from graphic violence, sexual situations, and unwarranted profanity (please email Ms. Mustafah [email protected] if you have questions about your content before submitting).
  • Absolutely no…
    • Racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, and other marginalizing language or content.
  • Please include a brief statement of inspiration for your piece: How did the idea come to you?


  • Include your full name, title of piece, genre (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, other), your year of graduation.
  • Google Doc or Word Document (no pdfs, please)
  • 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman
  • Proofread and polished


OPTIONAL: You may include an original jpeg image (photograph, art piece) to accompany your piece; however, EDDA reserves the right to use its own visual images best suited for your piece. It’s a great idea to pair your piece with a friend’s artwork–you’ll both be published! 


Email your piece to [email protected]

Rolling submissions through January 2022.

You’ll hear back from us in about 2 weeks if your piece has been accepted for publication. Good luck!