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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR VERANDAH 35 TEAM 2020

Applications Now Open for V35 2020 Editors

We are currently seeking out the best students Deakin has to offer to produce the 35th edition of Verandah Literary and Art Journal in 2020. If this sounds like you, check out the information and criteria below and send us your application by October 20th, 2019.

Interested in gaining experience as an editor? (If you’re interested in a designer position, please scroll down.) This is a volunteer position but offers first-hand experience in the publishing industry. At the end of the year, you and your team will have produced a journal in print. This is an opportunity to learn and expand not only your editing and teamwork skills, but also experience what is required of publishers: liaising with sponsors, printers, designers, authors and artists. You will also learn and expand skills such as budget management, marketing, sales and event planning.

We are currently negotiating the option to have this 12 month position offered as an internship (optional, to be discussed), granting credit towards your course completion. Please advise us in your application whether this is something you might be interested in.

About Verandah:

Verandah Literary and Art Journal is a not-for-profit, submission-based publication and 2020 will be the journal’s 35th year! Verandah features a variety of work from established and aspiring writers, artists and poets. Each year, the annual volume is produced by a team of Deakin students, that’s where you come in!

The Role:

As a member of the Verandah 35 editing team, you and your teammates will oversee every aspect of Verandah 35’s creation, from conception to launch. Some of the required tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Solicitation of submissions through promotion via print media, social media and radio
  • Attendance at regular team meetings/board meetings
  • Management of stock including postage of orders made online for back-issues
  • Assessment of submissions
  • Selection of material for publication with input to running order and pairing of literature with artwork
  • Structural, copy editing and proofreading of selected material
  • Close liaison with authors during editing process
  • Securing grants and sponsorship

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Keen literacy and editing skills; including copy, structural and proof editing
    • This will be relevant for the editing of contributions, advertising and email correspondence with internal and external parties.
  • Ability to work closely with others in a team environment across campuses.
    • The team will consist of students from Burwood and Geelong campuses and you will need to be able to correspond and attend meetings effectively with each other and the Verandah Board.
  • Organisational, planning and time management skills
    • The Verandah deadlines are demanding and shorter than they seem. Being organised will keep you on track and within budget and timing.
  • Creative and aesthetic vision
    • The journal will be completely controlled by the editing team and while Verandah is open-themed regarding submissions, you will have to work together to establish an aesthetic vision for the 2020 journal.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills
    • A lot of important tasks require liaising with others, decisions require you to liaise with each other and, with all experiences, there will be plenty of learning opportunities.
  • Ability to edit within tight timelines
    • There is a small window between closing of submissions and when the book is due to be printed. Submissions will need to be confirmed, structurally edited, copyedited and proofread in layout in this time.

Requirements

  • Applicants should be commencing their third year (or equivalent) of Deakin’s Creative Writing major in 2020
  • Completion of ALW205 The Role of the Editor in 2019 or prior
  • Intention to undertake in 2020 (or prior completion of) ALW396 Producing Digital Anthologies: From Concept to Publication

Apply Now:

Applications should include your CV, academic transcript (an exported PDF of your results from CloudDeakin is acceptable too) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

To apply for an editor position, send us an email with your application attached and ‘Verandah Editor 2020’ in the subject title to: verandah@deakin.edu.au

Inquiries can be made to this address as well.

Applications for both design and editing positions close 11:59pm Sunday 20th October 2019.

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Applications Now Open for V35 2020 Designers

We are currently seeking out the best students Deakin has to offer to produce the 35th edition of Verandah Literary and Art Journal in 2020. If this sounds like you, check out the information and criteria below and send us your application by October 20th, 2019.

Interested in gaining experience as a designer? This is a volunteer position, but it is a fantastic professional opportunity. The Verandah 35 editing team are your clients and you will play a big part in bringing their vision to life! This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience with print and web design, as well as the publishing and professional writing industry. At the end of the year you will have tangible, professionally published work to add to your portfolio and will be provided a testimonial from the editing team for you to use in your career.

We are currently negotiating the option to have this 12 month position offered as an internship (optional, to be discussed), granting credit towards your course completion. Please advise us in your application whether this is something you might be interested in.

About Verandah:

Verandah Literary and Art Journal is a not-for-profit, submission-based publication and 2020 will be the journal’s 35th year! Verandah features a variety of work from established and aspiring writers, artists and poets. Each year, the annual volume is produced by a team of Deakin students, that’s where you come in!

The Role:

Your role will be to create and design the visual aspects relating to Verandah 35. This may include branding, posters, flyers and other advertising materials, along with the assembly and layout of the print journal and other ad hoc design requests from the editing team.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to work in a team environment
    • You will be in a team of 2 to 3 designers and will need to work together, alongside working with the editing team.
  • Creative vision in relation to branding and marketing
    • Verandah is a not-for-profit business, and marketing and advertising are key features in it’s operation. Logos, posters and a consistent brand style will be important in establishing the vibe for 2020.
  • Skills in working to a given brief by required deadlines
    • The editing team will detail assignments in design briefs, making their requests, requirements and deadlines as streamlined for you as possible.
  • Capacity to work on both typesetting and design of hard copy and epublication
    • Verandah produces a printed copy each year, and an eBook should they decide to do so. Working with these mediums is essential.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills
    • A lot of important tasks require liaising with others, decisions require you to liaise with each other and, with all experiences, there will be plenty of learning opportunities.

Requirements:

These positions are open to design students who will be studying at Deakin in 2020.

Verandah designer should understand and be able to work with the following:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Indesign

You will also need to have some experience/knowledge of layout and typography.

Apply Now:

Applications should include your CV, and a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria, outlines your skills, experience and the units you have taken.

To apply for a designer position, send us an email with your application attached and ‘Verandah Designer 2020’ in the subject title to: verandah@deakin.edu.au

Inquiries can be made to this address as well.

Applications for both design and editing positions close 11:59pm Sunday 20th October 2019.

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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.

For all photos of our launches, please visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/verandahjournal

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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.

For all photos of our Melbourne launch, please visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/verandahjournal

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Please join us at our launch!

Verandah Journal is excited to announce the launch of its 34th edition!
Our Melbourne launch is being held on September 10th at, for the first time ever, Deakin Downtown.
Our Geelong launch is being held at Beav’s Bar on September 14th.
Please join us for some drinks and a chance to celebrate the incredible writers, poets and artists featured in Verandah 34.
Everyone is welcome, so feel free to bring friends and family!
If you would like to purchase a copy of Volume 34 at the launch, we will accept both cash or card.
Please RSVP to this event by clicking ‘Going’ on our Facebook events, or letting us know via email, so that we have enough treats for all!

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED JUNE 30th 2019 11:59 AEST

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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!

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In Memoriam

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.

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Hello Verandah 34!

Every new year brings new editors and designers. In 2019, the 34th edition of Verandah will be edited by Melina Bunting, Laura Clark, Jo French, Chantelle Gourlay and Mahima Jacob. Our designers this year are Zoe Mcfarlane, Minh Trung Hoang (Tom) and Tran Dac Nghia (Neil). Our team thanks Verandah 33 for all of their hard work last year as we excitedly get ready for 2019!

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