Story, poem, and essay submissions should include roughly 3-4 typed, double-spaced pages of creative, original work. In terms of reading/performance length, 3-4 minutes is a nice sweet spot.
If you'd like to perform an original song, please upload both the lyrics and an .mp3 recording of the song. (Don't worry -- the sound quality doesn't need to be anything special. Just make sure you're happy with your performance.)
The Writers Week team may ask you to rework, edit, or revise your piece, but we can help you with that. Please understand that depending on the number of submissions we receive, we may not be able to select everyone who submits.