Introducing our team of students from the MLitt programme at Stirling University who will be sharing their experience and feedback with every single young person who submits a story to StoryMag during the 2019/20 period.
Emma is a postgraduate student, currently studying an MLitt in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling. Previously, she completed a degree in English Literature. In her free time she enjoys writing and illustrating. She currently lives in Glasgow.
George Alexander is a current student at the University of Stirling studying a Masters in Publishing Studies. He is also an intern at Ringwood Publishing and a production controller with Stryvling Press. When he isn’t doing any of that, he can be found writing short stories or trying to catch up on his massive backlog of books.
Kelsey is an English with Creative Writing graduate, currently studying an MLitt in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling. She is also an aspiring writer and editor with an interest in working with young people.
Natalie Jayne Clark
Natalie Jayne Clark is a part-time English teacher and a part-time @stirpub publishing student. She has worked with young people for over 10 years in a variety of roles and enthusiastically promotes reading, writing, and spoken language skills with them through her teaching and various public speaking and creative writing competitions. Her work in the publishing sector has been mostly in editorial and marketing, with organisations such as the Society Of Young Publishers, Cranachan Publishing, Paisley’s inaugural book festival, and of course Scottish Book Trust.
Melisa Mendoza Guerrero
Melisa is a Mexican young woman who loves reading, debating, and solving puzzles. She graduated as an Industrial Engineer in 2017, and she is currently working on her postgraduate degree in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling.
Sara is an aspiring editor who loves reading and hearing peoples personal stories from across the globe. She originally decided to go into publishing because of her keen interest in helping authors to find their voice and have it spoken to the world. She has thoroughly enjoyed working on the Editorial board for StoryMag as she got to read and comment on a wealth of talent submitted by such creative young people.
Shannon was born and raised in New Jersey, U.S.A., and is now studying for her postgraduate degree in Publishing at the University of Stirling. Her undergraduate degree was in English & Creative Writing. When she isn’t writing and editing, she enjoys painting and reading young adult fiction.