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Hello Verandah 35!

Every year we introduce new editors and designers. In 2020, the 35th edition of Verandah will be edited by Chloe Blanchard, Mahalia Brooks, Rachel Grey, Jessica Hinschen, Josh Paddon and Alastair Widdowson. Our designers this year are Melissa Bandara, Teodora Kopic and Ishan Sardana. Our team thanks Verandah 34 for all their incredible work last year as we begin preparations for 2020! 

Farewell V34

The Verandah 34 Editorial Team of 2019 want to wish a fond farewell to Verandah.
This year has been an incredible year and V34 has been an immensely rewarding experience for our team. We are proud to have been a part of Verandah and managed all the ground-breaking new changes!
We thank our sponsors, the Verandah Board members, submitters, contributors, readers and followers for the community we’ve all built and the publication we’ve delivered into the world.
While we are sad to say goodbye, we are also so excited to see what 2020 has in store for Verandah and the new Verandah 35 team as they continue this work and add to this long history.
All the best and thank you for supporting and reading us!
-From the Verandah 34 Editors.

Another heartfelt thank you to our friends at Geelong, for such a successful second and final launch!

Verandah 34 is now available for purchase via our website ‘Buy’ tab above.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Melbourne launch yesterday at Deakin Downtown!

We had a wonderful time introducing you to Verandah 34.

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2018 Judith Rodriguez Prize Winner

Abigail Eder







The Verandah 34 Editorial team is pleased to announce the winner of the
2018 Judith Rodriguez Prize. Abigail Elder’s short story, ‘We came here to find our own names’, will be published in Verandah Volume 34, due to be released later in the year. Abigail Elder is a newly formed Australian who lives by the beach with her partner, her dog and her rocks. Elder has been previously published in WORDLY Magazine and the Geelong Writers Anthology. Elder recently graduated from Deakin University and is sitting quietly in a room considering what she will do next.

Congratulations Abigail!

Judith Rodriguez

Judith Rodriguez–Dame of the Victorian Writers Centre, stakeholder in PEN International, well-known writer and one of the key mentors of Verandah Journal–sadly passed away in late 2018.

As Judith stated in the Verandah 30 foreword, Verandah was launched through the energies of a group of keen editors/students ‘beneath the shade of the wide verandahs’ of Victoria College that is now ‘receiving all the winds of heaven…to welcome the verse and thoughtfulness of new art and writing’–her wish for Verandah’s future. This is a testament to Judith’s commitment to both Verandah and to new writers and artists.

Judith attended many Verandah launches, board meetings and student event. Her legacy will continue to live on through the Deakin School of Communication and Creative Arts Judith Rodriguez Memorial Prize. Presented annually to third-year creative writing students from the degree she did so much to shape and encourage. She was also an Honorary Fellow who gave lectures and readings, provided mentoring and nurtured the creative community at Deakin. Judith’s influence has spread far and wide across the community at Deakin University and her passing leaves both acknowledgement of her many achievements in life and sadness that we will no longer receive her fine wisdom.