Meet the Editorial Team

Editorial Team for Verandah 39 2024

Seven Watson – Submissions, Events & Sponsorships Manager

Seven is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Creative Writing and Literature at Deakin. They are an aspiring editor and writer, having been published in Verandah’s 37th edition, and aims to continue their literary studies postgrad.

Phoebe Smallwood – Finance & Grants Manager

Phoebe is commencing her final year of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Literary Studies and Creative Writing. Currently working at her local bookstore, she is an aspiring writer and editor who is very excited to join the Verandah 39 team.

Alyssa Waldon – Secretary, Legal & Sponsorships Manager

A fan of all things literary and storytelling, Alyssa spends her free time reading, writing, and analysing creative work. She is an aspiring writer (of a genre and style to be determined) and editor (with a passion for developmental and structural editing). After completing a Bachelor of Creative Writing, Alyssa hopes to pursue postgrad studies and work in the publishing industry.

Madison Tovey – Social Media and Advertising Manager

Madison is in her third year of a Bachelor of Arts, studying Public Relations, Creative Writing, and Digital Media. She hopes to pursue a career in publishing or in fields relating to public relations, marketing, advertising, or journalism.

August Leighton – Production Manager

August has nearly finished studying a Bachelor of Creative Writing, and hopes to pursue a career in publishing in the future. They are passionate about reading short stories and genre fiction that leave a lasting impact on readers. In his free time, he works on his own fictional project, alongside experimental pieces.