I am co-founder of Early Harvest, a not-for-profit project that engages a group of upper primary students in the publication of a children’s magazine. This dynamic after-school program brings together an editorial board of upper-primary students from Melbourne’s west, and provides them with mentoring and workshops to publish an issue of the yearly literary journal early harvest. Developed with author and editor Davina Bell (co-founder of harvest magazine) and 100 Story Building, this program was designed to give young writers and illustrators a platform to share their voice, and to give them confidence in their own creative output. With advice from publishing professionals, students invite submissions, select authors, commission artists, edit stories, create illustration briefs and produce a literary magazine that showcases young, emerging writers alongside popular, award-winning authors and illustrators. The workshops and submission process bring together children from a wide range of backgrounds.