Join Stone Soup Intern and Editor of The Apricot Journal Anya Geist, and Stone Soup Managing Editor Jane Levi for a class on how to start your own literary journal. We will work through all the steps–practical and creative–you will need to take to found, shape, and create your own digital magazine, whether it’s for your school, your team, your club, or just for fun. We will help you craft your mission; enlist and motivate your team; set up committees and run meetings; develop your editorial standards and acceptance criteria; learn how to attract the submissions you want; think about design, and get ready to launch your magazine to your audience.
Minimum enrollment: 6
Maximum enrollment: 20
Should minimum enrollment not be met, we will contact you to offer a refund or other learning experience in exchange.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given for cancellations requested two weeks or more in advance of camp. For cancellation requests received less than two weeks before camp, you will receive credit towards another camp or learning experience.
Stone Soup and Society of Young Inklings are both nonprofit organizations, and part of our collaborative mission is to celebrate the full, vibrant diversity of youth writers’ voices and stories.
Jane Levi is a member of the Children’s Art Foundation board and Managing Editor of Stone Soup. She holds a PhD from King’s College London, in the UK, and a master’s degree from University of Adelaide in Australia. She is the co-founder of Edible Utopia, a residential art and food growing project at Somerset House, London, and has recently published her first co-authored work, Food, Politics & Society: Social Theory and the Modern Food System (University of California Press 2019). Jane teaches at the university level, runs multi-age practical workshops as part of Edible Utopia, and has taught several sessions of the Stone Soup Writing Workshop. She works with Stone Soup contributors and interns on projects, contest judging, writing prompt writing, and more, and she loves working with young people.
Anya Geist is a ninth-grader who has liked writing from a very early age—particularly vignettes—and has been published in Stone Soup several times, for both writing and photography. Additionally, she enjoys swimming, tennis, and Model UN; and, this past fall, she started a literary journal at her high school. She has been interning with Stone Soup since June of 2020; last summer, among other things, she ran a series of interviews with Stone Soup contributors, and currently, she co-facilitates the Book Club alongside Laura Moran, and helps behind-the-scenes to publish the writing workshop posts every week!