STUDENT EDITORIAL BOARD
We’re happy you’re here and interested in learning about writing, art, the editorial process, and how you can pursue a career in writing or art!
The Here. student editorial board is for high school students in grades 9-12 who attend school in Southeast Missouri and are interested in growing as a creative writer or artist and delving deeper into what it means to edit a magazine. The student editorial board will be made up of a small group of student writers and artists from across the Southeast Missouri region who will read each piece of writing and look at each piece of art that is submitted for consideration of publication in the magazine. They will then score each piece in order to decide which pieces we include in the publication. If the sound of that excites you, we want to hear from you.
Before you apply, though, you might be wondering—what does being on a student editorial board entail?
- You’ll get to attend monthly writing and/or art workshops at rustmedia in Cape Girardeau and around downtown Cape. These meetings will take place the third Saturday of each month from October through May, with the exceptions of May, when the workshops will take place on the second Saturday of the month. Writers will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, and artists will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. If you would like to join for both sessions, be sure to specify that on your application.
- Each interactive workshop is led by a professional writer or artist working in Southeast Missouri and includes writing or art exercises the group will participate in together, as well as opportunities for you to ask questions about the writer’s or artist’s professional journey to learn how you can keep moving forward on your own. We will also discuss the submissions for the literary magazine at the meetings, making decisions about which pieces to publish in the magazine.
- Outside of the monthly workshops, you will be in charge or reading or viewing up to five submissions that other students have submitted to the magazine, making comments on them, and scoring them in order to share your thoughts with the other members of the editorial board about what your choices are for pieces to publish in the magazine. For writers, since a large part of our job as writers is to also be readers, each month you may be asked to read a published piece of writing on your own time so we can discuss it as a group at the workshop. Artists may also be asked to view and think about pieces of art on their own before the monthly workshops.
If you haven’t yet, take a few minutes to explore the website so you get a feel for what we’re about—that’s a good practice to get into no matter what you’re applying for. To apply to the Here. board, you will need a gmail address; you can use one you already have, or you can sign up for one here. Then, head back to this page and tell us about yourself:Apply for the student editorial board