Monday, July 14, 2008

Calling All Writers Bureau Students! Write and Edit A New Magazine

I don't know if any of you subscribe to the Writer's Bureau Ezee Writer Monthly newsletter (click here to sign up, if you don't), but the organisation is looking to create a quarterly online magazine written and edited for students, by students. See below for more details:

We have an exciting project we want to get up and running in the near future. We want those of you who are already students, to put together your own writing magazine, which we will publish in a new student community area we are in the process of creating on our website.

We are looking for people who would be interested in designing the magazine, editing it and, of course, we need contributors. This will all be done on a voluntary basis by whoever chooses to take on the roles and is completely flexible. So, if you want to edit/contribute/design the magazine for 1 month, 3 months or a whole year it is up to you! We are planning on the magazine being quarterly to begin with.

The topics of the articles and all other content will be chosen by the editor and can be related to writing or about something else completely. They could be on how writing has changed your life, where to get articles published, how to research, your top tips for each other. You may also want to include puzzles and teasers, such as writing related crosswords and inspirational ideas. You can also send in your own work for publication, this can include poems, short stories, in fact anything you like.

It could also be useful for those of you who feel a little nervous about sending your work to publishers. You can try out the techniques and build you confidence using other students as a sounding board.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to see publishing from the inside. You get to experience the trials and tribulations of being involved with a publication firsthand, which offers a unique perspective for those who choose to give it a go.

The main thing to remember is that this is a magazine for students by students; so the world is your oyster!

If you want to get involved, send an email to

Good luck.