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WE ARE LAUNCHING!

Come celebrate our thirtieth edition on Friday August 21st! Held at Bella Union in Melbourne with doors opening at 5pm, we are so excited to get this beautiful publication out to you all, and to share the event with the Melbourne Writer’s Festival also! It’s completely free and we would love to see you there! Details can be found here OR check out our Facebook event and let us know you’re coming here


Submission Deadline News

Ladies and gentlemen, writers and artists, we are extending our deadline for ! Submission deadline is now FRIDAY 12th JUNE


Things to Remember Before You Submit Your Work

As the submission deadline draws closer and closer for Verandah, we’ve compiled some last minute tips to check over before you send in your short stories, poetry and artworks.

  1. Please read the submission guidelines. We have a word limit of 2,500 words, specific file dimensions for art pieces, and particular ways of formatting that make it so much easier for us as editors to read through. We get a lot of submissions, so the easier you can make it for us, the quicker and easier our reading process will be.
  2. Make sure that you title your work according to our submissions guidelines. We have a blind reading process, so make sure your name isn’t plastered all over the document.
  3. Don’t use a font that is cursive or hard to read. Times New Roman or Cambria are probably the best fonts, and make sure that your work is at least 1.5 spaced with 12pt font.
  4. Proofread your work. Spelling and grammar mistakes do not make us want to publish your work, no matter how good the story quality is.
  5. If you are sending us something you have worked on for a while, or a university assignment, please make sure you send the final copy. We don’t want your first draft, we want the polished end product that you are proud of and want to see in print.
  6. For art students, please make sure that if you take a photo of something you’ve created to send to us, don’t use your iPhone camera because the quality is too low. Any digital camera (one not attached to a mobile phone) will be much better to use and send to us.

We wish you all the best of luck with your submissions, closing Friday 5th June!


Introducing the Verandah 30 production team

Jessica Harvie, Breanna Zampaglione, Bonnee Crawford, Justine Stella and our designer Sarah Bilotta.


Applications open for Verandah 30

Verandah celebrates its thirtieth year in print in 2015. Do you want to be a part of the team?

Designers

Deakin University’s Verandah Literary and Art journal is looking for two designers to work on the thirtieth edition. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with print and web design, as well as the publishing and professional writing industry, it also just looks great in a folio.

The positions are open to third year design students who will be studying at Deakin in 2015.

Being a Verandah designer involves:

– Teamwork. (You will be working on a production team with several editors, team work is pretty essential on this project.)

– Time management skills and ability to work to a deadline. (You will be working with printers, organising quotes and ordering material so time management and being able to work to a deadline is also pretty important).

– A pretty decent understanding of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Dreamweaver. (You will be responsible for the branding of the journal and applying it to various forms of media including bookmarks, posters, website, social media etc).

– The year long project will culminate in the production of a book so you will need to have some experience in producing content from Mac to print design, layouts, typography and other skills for book/magazine design which are part of units you have probably already taken!

To apply send an email with ‘Verandah designer’ in the subject title outlining your skills/experience/enthusiasm and units you have taken along with your resume to: verandah@deakin.edu.au

Editors

Deakin University’s Verandah Literary and Art journal is looking for a team of editors to work on the thirtieth edition. The team is responsible for all aspects of the journal from conceptualisation to book launch in August. As an editor, your most important role will be the solicitation, assessment, selection and editing of submissions to the journal, with several other crucial roles to be shared or assigned to individuals within this editing team. These include, but are not limited to

  •         Fundraising/securing sponsors
  •         Advertising & promotions
  •         Social media and website administration
  •        Submissions management
  •         Financial management

Click here for detailed Position Description

Applicants should be commencing their third year of Deakin’s Professional & Creative Writing major in 2015. Keen editing skills, an interest in publishing and availability to commit to weekly meetings at Burwood are essential. Completion of ALW205 Editing and The Author will be highly regarded.

Applications are to consist of your CV, academic transcript (an exported .pdf of your results on CloudDeakin will suffice) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Please include which of the specialised roles you would be confident to take on, and any experience or training relevant to these. Applications are to be made by email to verandah@deakin.edu.au with the subject heading ‘Application for Editing Role’. Inquiries can be made to this address as well.

Applications for both design and editing positions close midnight Friday October 31

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SAVE THE DATE!

We’re pleased to announce that Verandah twenty-nine will be launching on Saturday 23 August at 5:30pm in The Cube at ACMI as part of the 2014 Melbourne Writer’s Festival! Stay tuned to our social media for further details.

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Introducing the Verandah twenty-nine production team

Charlotte Beveridge, Ash Leonard, Sylvia McQueen, Dionne Seah, Lili O’Sullivan, Tash Tran and Enhui Yu.

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Hey guess what!

Today we found out that Verandah twenty-eight has been selected as a finalist in the Graphic Arts Services Australia Printovation Awards for innovative design. And while we may not win a prize we are super excited to even be chosen as a finalist!

Thank you to everyone involved!

Want to be a part of the twenty-ninth edition of Verandah? Then check out the 2014 position descriptions below!

design

Deakin University’s Verandah Literary and Art journal is looking for two designers  to work on the twenty-ninth edition. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with print and web design, as well as the publishing and professional writing industry, it also just looks great in a folio.

The positions are open to third year design students who will be studying at Deakin in 2014.

But what does being a Verandah designer involve?

– Teamwork. (You will be working on a production team with several editors, team work is pretty essential on this project.)

– Time management skills and ability to work to a deadline. (You will be working with printers, organising quotes and ordering material so time management and being able to work to a deadline is also pretty important).

– A pretty decent understanding of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Dreamweaver. (You will be responsible for the branding of the journal and applying it to various forms of media including bookmarks, posters, website, social media etc).

– The year long project will culminate in the production of a book so you will need to have some experience in producing content from Mac to print design, layouts, typography and other skills for book/magazine design which are part of units you have probably already taken!

To apply just email your application with ‘Verandah designer’ in the subject title outlining your skills/experience/enthusiasm and units you have taken along with your resume and contact details to Sarah at: verandah@deakin.edu.au.

editing

Verandah is currently recruiting a new production team for its 29th edition. Consisting of editors and designers, the team is responsible for all aspects of the journal in an approximately twelve-month period between conceptualisation and book launch in August. As an editor, your most important role will be the solicitation, assessment, selection and editing of submissions to the journal, with several other crucial roles to be shared or assigned to individuals within this editing team. These include, but are not limited to

·         Fundraising/ securing sponsors

·         Advertising & promotions

·         Social media administration

·         Event management

·         Financial management

A detailed position description can be found here.

Applicants should be scheduled to commence their third year of Deakin’s Professional & Creative Writing major in 2014. Keen editing skills, an interest in publishing and availability to commit to weekly meetings at Burwood are essential. Completion of ALW205 Editing and The Author will be highly regarded.

Applications are to consist of your CV, academic transcript (an exported .pdf of your results on D2L will suffice) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Please include which of the specialised roles you would be confident to take on, and any experience or training relevant to these. Applications are to be made by email to verandah@deakin.edu.au with the subject heading “Application for Editing Role”. Inquiries can be made to this address as well.

Applications close midnight Sunday 6 October (editor applications only).

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Introducing the Verandah twenty-eight production team

Sarah Allen, Leizl Bermejo, Hayley Elliott-Ryan, Lauren Hawkins, Kyah Horrocks and Jonathon Lawrence.

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