Early Harvest

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Early Harvest is a dynamic after-school program that brings together an editorial board of upper-primary students from Melbourne’s west, and provides them with mentoring and workshops to publish an issue of the yearly literary journal early harvest.

With advice from publishing professionals, students invite submissions, select authors, commission artists, edit stories, create illustration briefs and produce a literary magazine that showcases young, emerging writers alongside popular, award-winning authors and illustrators. The workshops and submission process bring together children from a wide range of backgrounds.

 

ANNOUNCING EARLY HARVEST 2016

 

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Early Harvest has done THE IMPOSSIBLE!

The 2016 issue of Iarly harvest has been curated by a team of young editors from schools in Melbourne’s west. They have pulled together a mind-bending collection of stories, quizzes and games around the theme of THE IMPOSSIBLE.

There are worms that are afraid of the dark, philosophical bunnies, mutant meatballs, shapeshifting creatures, a unicorn doing the latest dance craze and emojis that come to life!

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The 2016 Early Harvest editors (artwork by Sarah Catherine Firth)

The stories in this issue come from authors Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (creators of the Treehouse series) and Alice Pung (author of Laurinda and Unpolished Gem) – and from young writers at schools Melbourne’s west including Catholic Regional College St Albans, St Monica’s Catholic Primary School, Holy Eucharist Primary School, Footscray West Primary School, Footscray Primary School, Wembley Primary School and St John’s Catholic School.

All profits from sales of early harvest go back to 100 Story Building to run free literacy programs.

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ABOUT EARLY HARVEST

Originally developed and run in partnership with author and editor Davina Bell (co-founder of harvest magazine) and community development worker and illustrator Emma Hewitt, this program is designed to give young writers and illustrators a voice, and to give them confidence in their own creative output.

Are you a young writer or illustrator and interested in submitting your work to early harvest? Email us!

This program is made possible by grants from Maribyrnong City Council (2011), the St George Foundation (2013), The Funding Network (2014), generous donors to our crowdfunding campaign (2015), Aesop and Brimbank City Council (2016).

 

PAST ISSUES

 

Early Harvest 2015

Issue 4, published November 2015

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Early Harvest 2014

Issue 3, published November 2014

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Issue 2, published November 2013

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Issue 1, published 2012

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SPECIAL BUNDLES

 

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Issues1-4

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Issues1-5

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EARLY HARVEST IN THE MEDIA

You Read Me?: Writing, Illustrating and Commissioning for Children

Video featuring 2015 early harvest editors and authors Shaun Tan and Sally Rippin

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