Join Girls Write Now’s Intersectional Voices in Editorial (IVEdit)
Are you interested in learning more about Girls Write Now Stories and our digital publication process? WordPress savvy or looking to learn more about online editorial systems? Join our Intersectional Voices in Editorial (IVEdit)! This group assists with editorial, outreach, and publication of all Girls Write Now Stories, as well as envisioning how Girls Write Now can continue to be a leader in a new era of publishing.
Girls Write Now strives to challenge the status quo system and approach of publishing and the larger media landscape to actively solve the problems within it. Our editorial approach prioritizes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Our publishing platform is a space that uplifts and promotes the work of our diverse community.
This editorial body is made of volunteers who will engage with the stories and creations from the Girls Write Now community. Many of them have been or are current members of that community, and they know very well that the work our mentees create is powerful and deserves our care and respect.
The goal is to think about the entire editorial process through a diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging lens. We, as editors, come from a myriad of backgrounds, we belong to many groups, and we have experienced many perspectives. We bring all of this to the work as we explore the stories created and celebrated in our community.
IVEdit will meet monthly once the program year begins in October 2023.
During IVEdit meetings, we’ll discuss – what stories are IVEdit seeing? Where are there gaps in the stories we have? Whose voice(s) are we not hearing? And any other relevant topics to the work IVEdit is engaging with.
How You Can Help Grow Our Community’s Stories
Edit and Review the Work
Edit the poems, essays, stories, etc. that the community submits to be published and review the content tags for accuracy.
Create Art & Promo Images for the Work
Design graphics to accompany the poems, essays, stories, etc. that the community submits to be published.
Produce the Work
Build WordPress web pages to host the poems, essays, stories, etc. that the community submits to be published.
Top Edit & Publish the Work
Give a final edit and check to make sure the poems, essays, stories, etc. that the community submits to be published are ready to go live!
Curate & Package the Work
Identify themes and pieces that work well together to form Story Collections, complete with introductory text and images.
Promote & Share the Work
Create social media posts to expand the reach of individual pieces or collections.
IVEdit will primarily work independently on the above steps to highlight and share the tremendous work Girls Write Now mentees have created, but they will also meet periodically throughout the year to share insights, observations, and ideas with Girls Write Now staff based on the themes they are seeing in Girls Write Now Stories.
If you would like to be a part of IVEdit, please complete the form below, and we’ll be in touch to get you started soon!