The Voice Issue 30: July/August 2017 - Page 53

editor's note

This issue of The Voice marks the kind of change we love at Young Writers Project. We handed over the editor’s reins to Grace Safford, one of our summer interns from Champlain College, and as you see, she has created a beautiful and professional magazine!

Here’s what Grace had to say about her experience editing The Voice:

“It was wonderful to have such a broad variety of work to read and select from. I did a magazine in high school, but I was disheartened because we didn’t have many submissions. With The Voice, it was nice to experience working on a literary magazine that people really cared about and wanted to participate in. It made me feel really positive and hopeful.

“The unexpected favorite was pairing photos and writing, and even changing background color and shifting things on the page. Sometimes it would take an hour to put something on the page – I think I have carpal tunnel on my pointer finger – but I really liked finding the right visual to go with the writing.”

Watch for the next issue of The Voice, which will be edited by Shannon Ripp, also a summer fellow from Champlain College.

And after that, we would like to invite you to work with us on The Voice: brainstorming new features; making selections from the best writing you see on youngwritersproject.org; telling us what works and what doesn't; and, if you have time, interest and proximity to our office at 47 Maple Street in Burlington, VT, consider becoming a guest editor. We will be by your side, helping when you need it, and stepping back when you want space to execute your own vision. Interested in any or all of this? Let me know! I look forward to hearing from you!

“It was wonderful to have such a broad variety of work to read and select from. I did a magazine in high school, but I was disheartened because we didn’t have many submissions. With The Voice, it was nice to work on a literary magazine that people really cared about and wanted to participate in. It made me feel really positive and hopeful.

“The unexpected favorite was pairing photos and writing, and even changing background color and shifting things on the page. Sometimes it would take an hour to put something on the page – I think I have carpal tunnel on my pointer finger – but I really liked finding the right visual to go with the writing.”

Watch for the next issue of The Voice, which will be edited by Shannon Ripp, also a summer intern from Champlain College (see opposite page).

We would also like to invite you to work with us on The Voice: brainstorming new features; making selections from the best writing you see on youngwritersproject.org; telling us what works and what doesn't; and, if you have time, interest and proximity to our office at 47 Maple Street in Burlington, VT, consider becoming a guest editor for an entire issue. We will be by your side, helping when you need it, and stepping back when you want space to execute your own vision. Interested in any or all of this? Let me know (sreid@youngwritersproject.org; 802-324-9538).

- Susan Reid

Grace Safford

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