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How to submit work

Dear Classmate,

Are you an artist, a writer, a crafter, a collector or a hobbyist? Is your spouse or significant other?

Do you write, paint, play an instrument, sculpt, sing, photograph, dance, film, draw, act, mime, craft, do stand-up, engrave, do 3D printing, or . . .

Ten years ago Tim Merrill gathered the achievements of our classmates in the form of the titles of some 193 books, stories and articles written by seventy-two of us. In anticipation of our 50th, a discussion on our class listserve led to expanding on Tim’s concept.

This is the place for you to share your creative work and connect on another level. Class widows and your spouse or significant other are equally welcome to contribute to it.

Below we explain how to make a submission, but first please read the Terms of Submission which we have been advised is a requirement for this type of project.

Terms of Submission to Our Creative Works

By making a submission to the “Our Creative Works” project:

  1. You grant the Yale University Class of 1965 (“Yale”) a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license:
    1. to use, reproduce, distribute and publicly display the submission in or on
    2. to use, reproduce, publish and distribute the submission, in printed form as part of any compilation of Works submitted to the Our Creative Works project;
    3. to modify the style or format, and otherwise adapt the submission as deemed appropriate by Yale for inclusion in the Our Creative Works project or to return it to you;
    4. to use your name to attribute the submission to you.
  2. You represent and warrant that: the submission is your original work, and you have the right to grant the licenses set forth above; the submission does not infringe the copyright or other intellectual property right, invade the privacy, or otherwise violate the rights of or defame or libel any third party; if the submission contains or uses the name or likeness of any third party, you have the right, without limiting the foregoing, to use such name or likeness in the submission.

 How to Submit

Send one email to Let the subject be your name, in upper case, last name first. For example “DOE, JOHN”.

Attach your submission. If it is an image, as a single jpeg file. If it is text, as a single Word file or text file. If it is prose, no more than 350 words. If it is poetry or a script, no more than 24 lines including the title. A total of only ONE file may be submitted. I.e., either ONE jpeg file or ONE text file.

Let your email message be your comment on your submission. Type “COMMENT:” followed by your comment. You are welcome to include links to websites or video sites. If you are not a member of ‘65, please explain who you are. One paragraph of no more than 50 words.

It will take several days for your submission to appear, and all submissions will appear in first come, first served order.


Bob Hammond
Tim Merrill
Bob Popper