Verandah Journal is non for profit literary and art journal that runs as a semiautonomous non-for-profit business unit within Deakin University. Verandah has been established and run by students for the past thirty-five years. Each year, a new team of students takes the helm and works together to produce a bold publication featuring diverse voices.
With this, the Verandah Journal team will be supporting artists and writers that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be done through expanding the scope of how they source and encourage submissions.
Offering emerging writer and artists the chance to showcase their work, Verandah Journal is a quality industry experience for students of the Deakin Community to develop their sills in editing, design, publishing, marketing, and teamwork, helping students to prepare for their careers beyond university. The team state that they are look forward to
“preserving the legacy of Verandah whilst also responding to the contemporary themes that COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus, placing these at the heart of [their] ethos and ways of operating”.
In addition to this, they are also committed to continuing to feature diverse voices making sure that marginalised perspectives have a place in their pages.
This year’s journal will be themed around the concept of ‘intersections’ and ‘liminalities’. The Verandah Journal team describe intersectionality as being “preoccupied with the idea that the spaces between our differences as an individual, serve as a fertile ground for creativity and self-expression”. This year’s edition of the journal will explore ways to bridge these differences, collectively imagining “communal and ethical possibilities in the future”.
With such an interesting topic for this year’s journal Community Bank at Deakin University can’t wait to read the 2021 edition of Verandah Journal.
At Community Bank at Deakin University, we’re proud to support initiatives such as this, that help to support and give back to the Deakin University community.
The Verandah Journal team have said that “collaborating with Community Bank has helped Verandah reach a wider Victorian audience. Most importantly Community Bank at Deakin University has helped emerging authors and artists express their potential in uncertain times.”
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Verandah Journal is just one way Community Bank at Deakin University is helping to contribute to the Deakin University community. If you would like to apply for funding for your initiative through Community Bank at Deakin University, please visit our Community Strengthening Fund page for more information and eligibility requirements.
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