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Thank You!

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A huge thank you to everyone who celebrated our Geelong Launch with us!

We are so grateful for everyone that came and supported Verandah and we hope you had as much fun as we did!!

We couldn’t have done it without the amazing support of Beav’s Bar, thank you to Beav’s and the fantastic staff that provided us with such amazing support.

Thank you to Shevin Dissanayake for your wonderful photography!

Thank you to Jake Jalsovec and Lana Backwell for getting involved and running your art stalls featuring your brilliant work!

And a big heartfelt thank you to Pru, Sandy and Robin for providing a gorgeous musical performance for everyone to enjoy!

Our launches may be over but Verandah still going strong and if you haven’t yet, you can grab a copy of Verandah 33 at our Buy the Book page!

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Rising Stars

Andrew Roff

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The last introduction we’re making for this series is Andrew Roff!

Andrew is a fiction writer that has a background in computer programming! Andrew talked to us about how that features in his approach to his writing;

‘Sometimes I approach fiction writing as if I were coding: using repetition, structures and stimuli to (hopefully) provoke an affect in the reader.’

What a brilliant way to combine two passions!

Andrew also whipped up a description for his contribution to Verandah 33 for us;

A House, Divided, is about a relationship you can’t quite let go of, even though you know you probably should. In the story, this leads to an awkward set of house rules…’

We think there’s something incredibly relatable in this absurd situation!

You can check out Andrew’s work in Verandah 33 and if you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you still have your chance to buy one in person on Sunday 16th September at our launch in Geelong, or you can purchase one online at our website.

 

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Rising Stars

Dani Netherclift

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We had such a great time revealing Verandah 33 in Melbourne! But we still have a couple of our rising stars to introduce before we launch in Geelong!

Say hello to Dani Netherclift!

Dani is a fiction writer in her third year of Deakin’s BA Professional and Creative Writing.

Dani was also recently shortlisted in the Byron Writer’s Festival Inaugural Flash Fiction competition. ‘Unfortunately,’ Dani shared with us, ‘it was a few spots beneath the prize that I most coveted—free passes to the Festival and an excuse to get on a plane and go!  There’s always next year’.

We asked Dani to describe her piece ‘The Drowned Land’ for you;

‘Swimming after a preposterous hat in the waters above a submerged settlement, sixteen-year-old Chris Cameron finds instead a moment of wonder’.

An intriguing introduction to an amazing story!

If you haven’t grabbed a copy of Verandah 33 yet, pop by our Geelong Launch at Beav’s Bar on the 16th September! Or pick one up from our website!

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Thank You

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(Pictured: The Verandah 33 Editing Team)
We wanted to say a big, heartfelt thank you to everyone that attended our Melbourne Launch at Readings Hawthorn!!!
We had a wonderful night introducing you Verandah 33!
Also a big thank you to Shevin Dissanayake capturing the night for us!!
We also want to thank Coles Vermont South, KAIJU Beer and Rochford Wines for keeping everyone refreshed.
Thank you again and we are looking forward to celebrating with our Geelong friends at Beav’s Bar on the 16th!

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Rising Stars

T-Dog eXtreme

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Today’s rising star is another incredible artist who goes by the handle T-Dog eXtreme!

We’re also very excited to introduce you to T-Dog eXtreme because it is her amazing work putting Verandah 33’s best foot forward as our cover!!

Just a little bit of background on our cover artist; T-Dog eXtreme works in digital art, games, pencil and calligraphy pen to bring her work to life.

She is also currently studying Games Design at RMIT.

T-Dog eXtreme also shared with us a fun example of how she shares her ideas and passions in her work;

‘I got an art piece into the recent magazine Querelle 2018, and I tried to fit the word ‘lesbians’ as much as I could into the description of the art. I think ‘lesbians’ is a good word, but I think they cut three of the times I put it in there, ‘lesbians’, that is. But that’s ok, I’ll try another time to fit the word ‘lesbians’ as much as I can in a description’.

We also gave T-Dog eXtreme a hard task for this profile, the Verandah team isn’t ready to unveil our gorgeous cover just yet (Check back in tomorrow on the 6th!!), but we asked her to describe her work to tease you a little.

‘It’s like when you’re sad but you look real good and stuff, like you’re still really cool, and people are like, ‘oh you’re sad but have such a look going on, dang.’ That’s my piece.’

We think you’re going to love it as much as we do!

If you want to check out more of T-Dog eXtreme’s work, you can head to her art website  or her games website.

To grab a copy and finally see what the fuss is about, Verandah 33, being launched on the 6th September at Readings Hawthorn or on the 16th September at Beav’s Bar in Geelong. You’ll also be able to buy a copy online after the launch!

 

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Rising Stars

Katya Mathieson

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One of our favourite parts of Veranda 33 is the huge collection of incredible art!

Our next rising star is Katya Mathieson, a contributor to that incredible collection.

Katya is an artist that works mostly with pencil but likes to experiment with many other mediums including pen, paint and digital.

She is also currently studying a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication.

In her spare time, art is still Katya’s passion and she shared with us that she ‘enjoys collecting art supplies and using them to create original and imaginative art pieces. I also enjoy doing digital work on Adobe Illustrator, and love using design processes to find unique solutions to problems’.

We love this passion and drive and know it’s going to take her to incredible heights!

To tease you a little about Katya’s piece in Verandah 33; well, you’ll just have to grab a copy to check out the soothing, delicate and detailed piece she has created!

Verandah 33, being launched on the 6th September at Readings Hawthorn or on the 16th September at Beav’s Bar in Geelong. You’ll also be able to buy a copy online after the launch!

 

 

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Rising Stars

Melina Bunting

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Another poet in our Rising Stars series is Melina Bunting.

Melina writes poetry and is studying her Bachelor of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing at Deakin University.

Recently, Melina learned how to knit and is proud of the ‘inevitably lumpy’ scarf she made.

We think it’s the perfect accessory for those freezing early-morning classes, lumps and all!

Melina also has her poetry featured in Verandah 33, a piece she describes as ‘a demonstration of love’.

A gorgeous sentiment from a gorgeous poem.

You’ll be able to read Melina’s amazing poem in Verandah 33, being launched on the 6th September at Readings Hawthorn or on the 16th September at Beav’s Bar in Geelong. You’ll also be able to buy a copy online after the launch!

 

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Rising Stars

Felix Green

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Our next rising star is Felix Green.

Felix is a poet who is currently a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, specialising in poetry.

Felix also shared with us what makes him quite notorious among his fellow students;

‘I am proud to call myself the co-host of the best grad student parties at my university. My roommates have described my dancing style as “very intimate… with himself”. I’m sure it was meant as a compliment’.

The poem he has featured in Verandah 33 can be described as ‘basically, it’s all just a pretext for a bunch of academic puns’.

Sounds like that could create pun-demonium!

You’ll be able to read Felix’s poetry in Verandah 33, being launched on the 6th September at Readings Hawthorn or on the 16th September at Beav’s Bar in Geelong. You’ll also be able to buy a copy online after the launch!

 

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Rising Stars

Ari Moore

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The first rising star we are meeting is Ari Moore.

Ari is primarily a fiction writer. She is also a Bachelor of Arts graduate, where she majored in philosophy and politics. Currently, Ari is completing an Honours in philosophy.

We asked Ari to share a fun fact about herself and she told us about a fascinating pastime she is involved with;

‘I’ve been exchanging letters with a Texan death row inmate for almost two years now. It sounds a bit heavy, but is actually incredibly positive—there’s a lot of hope in our conversations.’

Lastly, just to give you guys a little bit of a hint about what you can expect from Ari’s work in Verandah 33, she teased with four little words: ‘The weight of motherhood.’

Intrigued? Excited? We most certainly are!

You’ll be able to read Ari’s piece in Verandah 33, being launched on the 6th September at Readings Hawthorn or on the 16th September at Beav’s Bar in Geelong. You’ll also be able to buy a copy online after the launch!

 

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New Series!

Over the last couple of months, you have met and heard from some Verandah veterans, about their experience with Verandah Journal and their thoughts on their craft.

Now this year, Verandah is once again filled to the brim with talented and hardworking artists and authors.

With our launch peeking over the horizon, we wanted to introduce our audience to a few of these rising stars and give you a sneak preview of what’s to come!

Check in with us on Facebook or on our website over the coming weeks to meet new creatives!

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Verandah 33 Launch

 

Verandah Journal is excited to announce the launch of its 33rd edition!

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Submissions Closed and the Next Step

 

The submission period for Verandah 33 has officially ended!

The team here at Verandah is incredibly grateful for all the submissions we have received and we are ecstatic that everyone is as excited about Volume 33 as we are.

But with the submission phase over and done, you may be wondering, what now?

As our team reads, admires and evaluates all the fantastic submissions we’ve received, we understand that everybody will be eagerly awaiting emails from us.

While you wait, make sure you check in with us each Wednesday for a new interview with authors and artists that have been previously published in Verandah. Don’t miss the chance to delve into their thoughts and experiences, and take advantage of their immense industry wisdom as well.

Keep reading!

Check out the latest at:

Lip Magazine,

The Lifted Brow,

Voiceworks,

Kill Your Darlings,

Dumbo Feather,

Southerly Journal.

Previous volumes of Verandah are also available for purchase at the Buy the Book page.

 

Keep Writing!

The Writers Bloc is a great resource to find open and up-coming opportunities to submit your work.

Writers Victoria is also an amazing resource for current opportunities, workshops and writing groups you can get involved in.

Lastly, although the submissions window for Verandah 33 has now closed, you can still submit your work early to be placed under consideration for Verandah 34 in 2019.

Something to keep in mind as we lope through the second half of 2018 together.

Thank you again!

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Deadline Extended

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We have extended the deadline for submissions!

You now have until June 30th to submit your art and writing to Verandah!

If there’s something you want to submit, check out the submission guidelines.

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Submission Guidelines

Want to submit to us but not sure what we are looking for?

Verandah is looking for polished, previously unpublished works. We are looking for both art and literary submissions.

For our literary submissions, we accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scripts.
In our art category, we welcome artwork and photography in both full colour and black and white.

As a non-profit organisation, some submissions fees are necessary to sustain our work. Single submissions must be accompanied by a $5 submission fee. For two or three submissions, the fee is $10.

Submissions by current Deakin students are free (please provide your current student ID number when submitting).

Please note that we will only accept a maximum of three submissions from each individual.

For further details on our submission guidelines, please visit our Submit page!

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Hello Verandah 33!

As we say a warm farewell and a big thank you to the Verandah 32 team for all of their hard work over the past year, 2018 brings a new team on board, ready and excited to get started on Volume 33 of Verandah!

As we, the members of our new team—Beth, Katelin, Andrea, Mel and Elizabeth—get started on the next volume, send your submissions our way. Our submission fee is $5 for one submission or for $10 you can submit up to three pieces to be considered for Verandah 33. Deakin University students can submit up to three pieces for free, just remember to include your Student ID! Submit today!

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Payment Issues Resolved

The updates to our payment system have been completed and it is now up and running. Visit our Submit page and click on the payment button, under the Entry Fee section, to be taken to the proper page. We thank everyone for their patience during these updates and we look forward to receiving your submissions!

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Payment Issues

We are currently in the process of changing over our payment systems and we are aware that our Paypal cannot currently accept payments. As we work to resolve this issue, please continue to submit your work and we will notify you when payments can be made. We thank you for your patience.

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GOODBYE VERANDAH 32!

It is with bittersweet smiles that we announce the end of Verandah 32 and the start of Verandah 33. It has been an incredible journey for the 2017 editors, and we can’t believe that the ride is now over. For the new editors of 2018, good luck, and prepare yourselves for coffee breaks!

So long!

– The Verandah 32 Editors

VERANDAH 32 LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT!

It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate the launch of another issue of Verandah and you can be a part of it!

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Where: Beav’s Bar (77/79 Little Malop St, Geelong)
When: 23rd of September
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Pricing for the journal is as follows:

Verandah 32 showcase print journal: $20
Verandah 32 e-book: $7.99
Verandah 31 print journal: $25
Previous editions: gold coin
(Cash and PayPal facilities will be available)

Finger food and entertainment will be provided. There will also be an open bar where you can buy drinks.

We hope to see you there!


SUBMISSIONS CLOSING

Thank you to all writers who have submitted their work. Keep your eyes on your inbox to find out whether or not your work has been accepted!

Artists still have the chance to get their work on our cover!

Art submissions close June 30. Deakin students submit for free.

Head over to our ‘submit’ page for guidelines.

Good Luck!

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ATTENTION: ALL EMERGING ARTISTS

Verandah is currently seeking artwork for its front cover!

If you are an artist, or know any artists, sitting on any outstanding stand-alone pieces, then we want your work! This is an exciting opportunity to be featured in a reputable publication that annually reaches many audiences. Prior to submitting, please review our journal’s submission guidelines.

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SPECIAL OFFER COMING YOUR WAY!

2017 is upon us, and with that heralds a new beginning. With a new team and edition of Verandah, we have come up with an exciting offer for applicants.

Starting today, when you purchase our eBook, you will receive ONE free submission (whether that be art or literary). All for the price of $7.

Take advantage of this incredible offer and have fun creating!

Here is the link to our eBook: https://payhip.com/b/kTlr


FIRST VERANDAH eBook LAUNCH!

FINALLY! We have been wrapping up Verandah for 2016 and are now proud to announce the completion and launch of our first ever eBook!! We will be selling the digital version for $6.99, where you can load it on to your Kindle or iPad (or phone, laptop, the list goes on…) and take it anywhere with you! Grab a copy here:

http://payhip.com/b/kTlr

We’d like to thank all contributors and readers of Verandah Journal for your continued support of the print (and now digital!) publishing industry and encouragement and patronage of the arts.


VERANDAH 2017 POSITIONS OPEN!

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Applications Now Open for 2017 Verandah Team

We are now accepting applications for the designers and editors who will produce the 32nd edition of Verandah in 2017. If you are interested, check out the criteria below and send us your application before November 18

Being on the Verandah team involves:

  • Teamwork- You will be working on a production team with several other editors and designers, so teamwork is pretty essential on this project.
  • Time management skills and ability to work to a deadline.
  • Availability to commit to regular meetings.

Designers:

Deakin University’s Verandah Journal of Art and Literature is looking for two designers to work on the 32nd 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 looks great in a folio. The positions are open to third year design students who will be studying at Deakin in 2017.

Being a Verandah designer involves:

  • Working with printers, organising quotes and ordering material
  • A pretty decent understanding of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, WordPress and e-publications. You will be responsible for the branding of the journal and applying it to various forms of media including bookmarks, posters, website and social media
  • The yearlong project will culminate in the production of a book so you will need to have some experience in producing content from digital and screen to print design, layouts, typography and other skills for book and magazine design

To apply, send an email with ‘Verandah designer 2017’ in the subject title outlining your skills, experience and the units you have taken along with your resume to: verandah@deakin.edu.au

Editors:

Deakin University’s Verandah Journal of Art and Literature is looking for a team of editors to work on the 32nd edition. The team is responsible for all aspects of the journal from conception to book launch in September. 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 and securing sponsors
  • Advertising and promotions
  • Social media and website administration
  • Submissions and sales management
  • Financial management
  • Event planning

Applicants should be commencing their third year of Deakin’s Professional and Creative Writing major in 2017. Keen editing skills, including copy, structural and proof editing will be required for this project, as well as an interest in the publishing industry. Completion of ALW205 Editing and The Author in 2016 or prior and intention to undertake ALW393 Editing Collaborations: Producing an Anthology in 2017 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.

To apply, send an email with ‘Verandah editor 2017’ 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 midnight Friday 18th of November 2016.


VERANDAH 31 LAUNCH (4th Sept)!

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Our journal has finally come to fruition! Verandah 31 will be launching at The Owl And Cat Theatre in Cremorne (Richmond) at 12pm this Sunday 4th September, and Beav’s Bar in Geelong at 2pm next Sunday the 11th! There’ll be food, drinks and awards, so we’ll see you all there!


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Reminder to all artists! Whether it be concept art, photography, animation stills, illustration, painting, graphic design, digital or hand-rendered, we want your work in this years journal!#verandahjournal #verandah31 #deakin#artists #art #design #illustration


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We’re open for O’WEEK @ DEAKIN!! Come down and give us a visit!#verandah31 #verandahjournal #deakin#oweek #melbourne


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The first board meeting for the year is a success! What an awesome team! #verandah31 #verandahjournal#deakin #melbourne #thatview


In collaboration with Dumbo Feather, Verandah is giving away two free tickets to see Tara Moss at the White House (not that White House) in Melbourne.

Tara Moss is a writer, UNICEF ambassador and proud feminist. She has spent time in Lebanon providing care to Syrian refugees, and after a series of crime novels, has just published her first non-fiction book, The Fictional Woman.

As well as being in the presence of Tara Moss and other wonderful, like-minded people, your ticket will include drinks, nibbles, and a goodie bag from Dumbo Feather.

If you would like to come along and be a part of the conversation then all you need to do is like Verandah’s Facebook page and give this post a share. We’re sure there’s a few budding writers and artists amongst your friends that are just waiting to be discovered.

Best of luck!

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WRITING SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

February is here, and we couldn’t be more excited on a Monday, because writing submissions are now open!
Good luck, get writing, and remember to check out our guidelines on the Submit page.


Verandah 2016

With every new year, comes new editors. In 2016, the 31st edition of Verandah will be designed by Dan Watts and Angelina Kitono; and edited by Lauren Magee, Lauren Carta, Mark Russell, and Melanie Hunter.

As students of the Arts at Deakin University, we are very excited to be part of a publication that celebrates literature and art, both locally and globally. This year, for the first time in its three-decade-long history, Verandah will be available both online and in print, making it easier for you to enjoy than ever! This edition will therefore have an entirely new design, but more importantly new contributors. To make the 31st edition of Verandah one that upholds the very high standard set by our predecessors, we need your voice, your creativity and your submissions!

Art submissions are open now, and all the information, including the submission guidelines can be found right here on our WordPress -just visit the Submissions page!

Best of luck. We can’t wait to see your submissions!


Introducing the Verandah 31 production team

And so another year begins! We’d like to proudly welcome an awesome new team for the 31st volume of Verandah – Our editors Lauren Carta, Melanie Hunter, Lauren Magee and Mark Russell, and our design team, Angelina Kitono and Dan Watts


Applications Now Open for 2016 Verandah Team!

We are now open for applications for our brand new team to produce the 31st edition of Verandah in 2016. Interested? Check out the criteria below and send us your application before they close on October 31st!

Designers:

Deakin University’s Verandah Literary and Art journal is looking for two designers to work on the 31st 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 looks great in a folio.

The positions are open to third year design students who will be studying at Deakin in 2016.

Being a Verandah designer involves:

– Teamwork. (You will be working on a production team with up to several editors, so teamwork 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 WordPress. (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 digital/screen 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 31st edition. The team is responsible for all aspects of the journal from conception 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

Applicants should be commencing their third year of Deakin’s Professional & Creative Writing major in 2016. 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 in 2015 or prior and intention to undertake ALW393 Editing Collaborations: Producing an Anthology in 2016 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 Saturday October 31st 2015



COVER REVEAL

It’s Saturday and we have a surprise for you all… Take a look at our fantastic cover for ‪#‎verandah30‬ done by the incredible Jimmy Mollison! We were so super excited to see this become our cover, and we hope you all love it just as much!

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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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