I am thrilled to announce the publication of our seventh volume of EPOCH Magazine! EPOCH is a “creative magazine for teens by teens.” Teens from our local area submit their photography, mixed media artwork, short fiction, and poetry to our teen editorial board, who then select and create the issue. Free copies are now available at the library.
Volume 7 was a collaboration between the EPOCH teen editorial board, local educators, area teens, and Skidompha staffers Jeannette Eaton and Kelsey Gibbs. EPOCH received 110 submissions for this edition, and we were moved and overwhelmed by all of the artwork and writing. We are very proud of the effort that went into completing this project during another pandemic year. We are so grateful to the teens who submitted their work, the educators who supported them, and the teen editorial board who worked incredibly hard over Zoom each week to create this volume for our community.
I would be remiss in not thanking the Anonimo Foundation for their help as well. Skidompha received generous grant funding from The Anonimo Foundation for this project. This grant supports program staffing, printing and distributing free issues, and writing workshops for teens.
I feel so lucky to have the chance to engage with such a wide range of projects and creativity here at the library. On behalf of all our staff, we hope you will leaf through Volume 7 the next time you visit Skidompha.
P.S. Are you a teen interested in submitting your artwork or writing to EPOCH? We are currently hard at work on Volume 8, which will be published this June. If you’d like to plan for the fall, submit your creative work via email to email@example.com by October 15, 2022. Please include your full name, school, and grade. Submitting your work to EPOCH indicates your permission to reprint your work in our next issue.