These following genres of writing are allowed for submission at SCOPE:

Category One – Literature and Relevant Writing

1. Short Story

A submitted short story should:

-employ a style that is consistently vivid and effective

-reflect an adequate degree of originality, readability, and complexity of thought

-use between 300~4500 words

(and between 5 and 10 pages on a standardized MLA document)

2. Long Story

A submitted long story should:

-employ a style that is consistently vivid and effective

-reflect an adequate degree of originality, readability, and complexity of thought

-use no more than 10000 words

3. Poem

A submitted poem (or a series of poems) should:

-employ a style that is consistently vivid and effective

-reflect an adequate degree of originality, readability, and complexity of thought

-use more than six lines and one stanza, but less than 50 lines for each poem

*rhymical or metrical elements are not required

4. Play or Screenwriting

A submitted play or screenwriting should:

-reflect an adequate degree of originality, readability, and complexity of thought

-use more than one scene (or act), and less than twelve scenes in total

*the work should include prop instructions, performance guidelines, stage settings, etc.

5. Literature Review

A submitted work of literature review should:

-employ language or style that is consistently vivid and persuasive

-reflect an adequate degree of critical thinking

-identify and explore complexities or tensions within the work

-use between 500~4500 words

*we recommend accounting for alternative interpretations of the work

*the subject of your review should be released or exhibited in less than a year

Category Two – Academic Writing

1. Politics

A submitted writing could be a report, a commentary, or an analysis of relevant contemporary topics on politics or international relations, and it should:

-employ language or style that is consistently vivid and persuasive

-identify and explore complexities or tensions within your chosen topic

-use between 500~4500 words

(and between 5 and 10 pages on a standardized MLA document)

-use MLA, Chicago or APA citations for quotation or reference

(include citations in the form of footnotes, endnotes or a section of work cited)

*we recommend accounting for alternative interpretations of your chosen topic

2. Economics / Finance / Business

A submitted writing could be a report, a commentary, or an analysis of relevant contemporary topics on economics, finances or international business, and it should:

-employ language or style that is consistently vivid and persuasive

-identify and explore complexities or tensions within your chosen topic

-use between 500~4500 words

(and between 5 and 10 pages on a standardized MLA document)

-use MLA, Chicago or APA citations for quotation or reference

(include citations in the form of footnotes, endnotes or a section of work cited)

*we recommend accounting for alternative interpretations of your chosen topic

3. History / Cultural Studies (including Anthropology)

A submitted writing could be a report, a commentary, or an analysis of relevant topics on history or cultural studies, and it should:

-employ language or style that is consistently vivid and persuasive

-identify and explore complexities or tensions within your chosen topic

-use between 500~4500 words

(and between 5 and 10 pages on a standardized MLA document)

-use MLA, Chicago or APA citations for quotation or reference

(include citations in the form of footnotes, endnotes or a section of work cited)

*we recommend accounting for alternative interpretations of your chosen topic

4. Others (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.)*

A submitted writing could be a report, a commentary, or an analysis of relevant academic-oriented topics, and it should:

-employ language or style that is consistently vivid and persuasive

-identify and explore complexities or tensions within your chosen topic

-use between 500~4500 words

(and between 5 and 10 pages on a standardized MLA document)

-use MLA, Chicago or APA citations for quotation or reference

(include citations in the form of footnotes, endnotes or a section of work cited)

*we recommend accounting for alternative interpretations of your chosen topic

5. Feature Writing (aka. Interest-based Writing)

A submitted feature writing should:

-employ language or style that is consistently vivid and effective

-exhibit a strong level of interest and passion on your chosen topic

-use between 500~10000 words

-use MLA, Chicago or APA citations for quotation or reference

(include citations in the form of footnotes, endnotes or a section of work cited)

Special Reminder for Category Two submissions:

For 1~4 genres, SCOPE also accepts submissions of academic papers which:

-demonstrates a deep level of knowledge and insight into your chosen topic

-is not published in any recognized international journal or conference journal

*an academic paper on SCOPE Journal would not be evaluated by international scholarship standards. SCOPE would evaluate it as a work done by a high school student.

Category Three – Others

1. Original Art

For submissions in original art, SCOPE accepts:

2D-art example(s), 3D-art example(s)

*a 150-word description of your work(s) is needed

2. Photography

For submissions in original art, SCOPE accepts:

Photography

*a 150-word description of your work(s) is needed

3. Art Review

A submitted work of art review should:

-employ language or style that is consistently vivid and persuasive

-reflect an adequate degree of critical thinking

-identify and explore complexities or tensions within the work

-use between 500~4500 words

*the subject of your review should be released or exhibited in less than a year

4. Film Review

A submitted work of film review should:

-employ language or style that is consistently vivid and persuasive

-reflect an adequate degree of critical thinking

-identify and explore complexities or tensions within the work

-use between 500~4500 words

*the subject of your review should be released or exhibited in less than a year

5. Play / Television Series Review

A submitted work of play / television series review should:

-employ language or style that is consistently vivid and persuasive

-reflect an adequate degree of critical thinking

-identify and explore complexities or tensions within the work

-use between 500~4500 words

*the subject of your review should be released or exhibited in less than a year