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Ding! Publishing Round Two


Written on February 20, 2008 at 11:56 am, by Amelia

You may recall the awesomeness that was last year’s Wren’s Nest Publishing Co., our summer publishing workshop/camp for high school students. If you’re someone we like, you also probably own a copy of the fruits of our labors, Soy Nut Butter: Nutritious, Delicious, Fictitious. Good work on that.

Front Cover of Soy Nut Butter

However, we realize that some (many) of you probably missed out, judging from the copious copies of Soy Nut Butter we’ve retained. (Note: it’s easy to remedy that!)

Maybe you just didn’t get your hands on a copy or missed our literary salon at the Decatur Book Festival. But maybe, just maybe, you are a driven high school student who wants nothing more than to devote your summer to creating, editing, and contributing to a literary magazine.

Buddy, have we got an offer for you. We’re going for Round Two!

Cat Explains Soy Nut Butter

(Three of last year’s editors, hawking their wares at the book festival.)

While this year’s ball has just begun rolling, it’s rolling big time. Packets with info and a copy of SNB have been sent to EVERY high school English department head in the Atlanta area. Some of them were even lucky enough to receive a note from Lain and me, asking them to pester their SNB-alum students for details.

But they’re not the only ones who should be pestering! There’s plenty of opportunity for everyone, whether you’re a parent who wants to dump your teenager on us during the summer, a student who thinks your teacher should have definitely mentioned this opportunity by now, or a professional in the area who wants to teach these punks a thing or two about how it’s really done.

Jamie Allen, Professional and Impatient Person

(With an eye on the clock, apparently.)

For students, all the info you need is right here. There you can find applications to be an all-powerful editor or a contributor. Adults, if you have something to offer (and boy, I hope you do), just let us know through email, comments, etc. We’re pretty easy to reach.

Game on!

2 Comments to Ding! Publishing Round Two

  1. [...] Lain Shakespeare and the Wren’s Nest are featured in this month’s Paste magazine.  Check it out.   It’s a fascinating article about the complex issues surrounding the Atlanta home/museum of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus stories.  Also worth checking out: the Wren’s Nest blog regularly posts thoughful pieces about the author’ complicated legacy, race, and life in Atlanta’s diverse West End.  The Wren’s Nest Publishing Company is also hard at work on their second annual publication of high school students’ literary work which is assembled in their summer publishing/workshop camp.   Mr. Shakespeare, Executive Director of the Nest, is 25, and the house/museum was on the verge of disaster when he took over.  Apparently no one bothered to tell him that he can’t do all of these things at his age.   Let’s keep it a secret. [...]

  2. [...] The quality of last year’s publication, Soy Nut Butter, wasn’t high enough to inspire many kids. [...]

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