Encouraging Harvests

Encouraging Harvests

Welcome back to another week of Early Harvest. Sadly, we didn’t have a special guest, however, that didn’t mean it wasn’t fun. This week the editorial board were faced with two key tasks: personalised feedback letters and writing a choose your own adventure (CYOA)! Surprisingly, I thought everyone would rush to design the CYOA, but a handful of editors put their hands up to join Jess and I...

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Rochelle. Early Harvest Editor.

Rochelle. Early Harvest Editor.

Here is this year’s editors’ first ever ‘interview’, although it turned out to be more of an awkward conversation because Britney is just awkward. Today we have Rochelle with us, so shall we begin? Britney: Hey, can you just introduce yourself and tell us one fact? Rochelle: My name is Rochelle and I like to play football. B: Oooh football. Do you have a team you barrack for? R:...

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Briefing the Impossible

Briefing the Impossible

Hi again! Last Saturday marked the fourth session for the editorial board to work towards their very own magazine. This week we focused on the magazine cover and were lucky to have Tam, an incredible freelance artist, join us on level 100 to help us with that. (To find out more about her, you can check out her Instagram @tam_aftertam). She gave us a run through of what she does, and how...

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Let the Festivals Begin!

Let the Festivals Begin!

Where you can find us (and by ‘us’ we mean our young readers, writers and editors) at Melbourne Writers Festival and Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival this year! Melbourne Writers Festival Early Harvest Office of Comma Integrity and Grammar Realignment Join us for a Top Secret Tour of the Early Harvest Office at 100 Story Building. Pitch your ambitious ideas, check your...

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Impossible Harvests

Impossible Harvests

Hey everyone! The harvesting break is now over, so LET THE PLANTING BEGIN! My name’s Britney and I’m a mentor for this year’s young Harvesters, having been a part of the first ever edition. The first week of Early Harvest started off with a bang, where they sowed their ideas and returned with popcorn as their ideas flourished and popped into AMAZING things (because popcorn is amazing)....

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Countdown to Early Harvest

Countdown to Early Harvest

What makes a good theme for a literary mag? Something encompassing, but not too big, neither too narrow. A phrase or a word that allows writers – or poets, or comic artists – to fidget about in, and invent stories of their own. A kind of guiding light through the creation process, without being too blinding. Sometimes we started with a word quite small, and worked outwards to a place where...

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