I recently co-founded a group called the Science Writers Association of Emory (SWAE). It was created out of an overwhelming interest in science journalism and medical writing among Emory graduate students.
We were lucky enough to get the support of our Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences as well as the Journalism Department.
With their support we decided to create (write, edit & publish) a science magazine that would provide Emory grad students the opportunity to showcase their science writing skills and build up their writing portfolios.
To date, we have organized an editorial team (I am editor-in-chief), identified a theme for our first edition and started soliciting writers.
It’s been a very exciting journey so far and while I am confident in our ability to pull this off, it’s still a bit-actually, VERY-scary.
Have we bitten off more than we can chew? Are we on the right track? I am very confident in our editorial team and believe we will succeed. I’ll keep you all posted on our progress.
Any advice, information or tips are welcome.