Wednesday, October 26, 2011

early harvest launch

Come along and support the launch of this wonderful new magazine for children by children. Created by an editorial board of 14 upper-primary students from Melbourne’s west, the magazine includes work by bestselling children’s authors and illustrators such as Terry Denton, Sally Rippin and Sherryl Clark, as well as young authors from across Melbourne.

The magazine is the culmination of a 16-week after-school program, in which the editorial board created a children’s edition of literary journal harvest magazine. The young editors were guided through the process by professionals from the publishing industry, including editors from Penguin Australia, Hardie Grant Egmont, Dumbo Feather and Cardigan Comics.

“early harvest has been an amazing project for these young people to be involved in,” said Davina Bell, editor of harvest magazine, and Children’s Editor for Penguin Australia. “They have worked alongside publishing professionals to pick the theme, solicit, select and edit submissions, brief illustrators on artwork, and bring it all together to create a beautiful publication.

The young editorial board of early harvest will be on hand at the launch to sign copies of the magazine, along with the authors young and old, the illustrators and the publishing mentors.

Launch Details:
11 am, 12 November 2011
The Sun Theatre
10 Ballarat Street
To be launched by author Sally Rippin

Proceeds from the sale of this book support Pigeons not-for-profit writing programs for children and young people.


  1. What a lovely idea, and exciting too.

  2. is that the cover? it looks gorgeous - excellent work!

  3. Indeedy. Though I can claim no credit for anything in the magazine other than the one story I wrote.

  4. Fantastic idea! Amazing there's not anything already like it out there. At least, not that I'm aware of. Is it a monthly mag? How was it funded - it's the sort of thing that deserves a grant!

  5. Yeah, it looks great, Gus. So far I think people have all donated their time, not sure about grants. Hopefully if this first issue does well it will give them the kick start they need.