You read that right! We’re all about student voice here and right now we’re looking to hear from LGBTIQ+ school students in rural and regional Victoria about your experience of education, community and whatever else you want to talk about!
About the Student Editorial team
The VicSRC Student Editorial Team is a group of students who work together to create content about student life and share it on the Student Voice Hub blog and across social media. For some examples of work the editorial team has produced check it out on this very blog.
About this project
We have been awarded a HEY grant to publish a series of pieces by LGBTIQ+ students living in rural and regional areas about their experience of education and their communities. Each potential creator will pitch three pieces (these can be any format including writing, audio, video or visual art). Creators will be paid an honorarium of $75 for each piece that is accepted and published by VicSRC.
Once you pitch (nothing scary we promise! Just tell us the general idea for your story and we’ll be happy to work with you from there!) we’ll help you flesh out your idea and once you’ve written it one of our student editors will have a look over and give you some feedback! Once you’ve made any changes you want to based on that a professional editor will have a look too to make sure all you remembered to cross all your t’s and dot all your i’s. And then we’re ready to publish!
What kind of pieces are you looking for?
Good question! There are lots of different kinds of stories we’re interested in including in the project. The most important part is that they start with you. We want to hear from LGBTIQ+ school students about their life at school and in the wider community not just as members of the LGBTIQ+ community but as individuals. What are the stories you’re not seeing about people like you? Those are the stories we want to tell.
For some tips on how to come up with stories check out this article from our friends at FYA.
We’re currently in the open recruitment stage and will be accepting pitches until the end of the year. But the sooner the better so don’t delay, apply today!
We ask for some personal details for the purposes of contacting you, helping us use the most respectful language when addressing you, and understanding our applicants better. Please help us support you by selecting the best answers to these questions.
If you have any questions about this project or the editorial team, please email us at [email protected].