Kansas City Voices Volume 10

When we write there is no way to be objective about our own work. We’re too close to it. That’s why the editorial process is so important. A good editor knows how to highlight the strengths in a piece and showcase talent in the best framework possible.

In 2012, I took over as Managing Editor of Kansas City Voices. I’m proud to put my stamp on the long-established print magazine, and got very lucky when the job fell into my path. My favorite part of editing for this project was curating our selected pieces into a cohesive collection. I learned something from every issue, and my work with Whispering Prairie Press led me to meet more talented writers and artists than I can count.

Volume 10 was my first issue. I overhauled the aesthetic of the magazine this year, and my decision to go with full cover art spreads caught everyone’s eye. The changes were met with a very positive response, which was a huge relief to me because I had implemented a significant change in a publication that had been around for a decade.  For a preview of the issue click on the image below.  You can learn more about the publication at http://www.wppress.org/