We offer seven different levels of educational and editorial opportunities: feel free to choose one or combine a couple.

Our educational services are free to academic institutions, large or small. While we’re always eager to work with your students, you should also consider bringing us in for a professional development day to talk with your teachers about craft and creativity, or career day to talk with students about how to make your way in the world as a writer.


Form matters.

When your students write essays, do they skew toward repertorial pieces or personal essays? In these single sessions, we discuss a variety of topics related to nonfiction writing, from the four primary forms (personal essay, repertorial writing, memoir, and opinion pieces) to process (brainstorming and the importance of beginning by hand). We also talk about being your own editor, how to get (responsibly) social with your media, and the key ingredients to a successful interview. Each lesson targets one aspect of creative writing. Depending on the grade level and unit focus, we can tailor-make these courses to fit your students’ needs, bringing to life the process of creative writing. If, for instance, your students are doing a unit on journalistic pieces, then invite us in during the research stage as well as the revision stage so we can field questions your students have throughout their process. The goal of these discussions is to help students understand the scaffolding behind each form of writing, and what tools they can utilize as they practice writing their own pieces.

If you order an editor, we come with a writer (or artist).

While members of our editorial staff are also writers, the purpose of this wave is to bring one of our published writers / artists along with us for the conversation. You’ll get the chance to pick our writers’ brains about their pieces, how they came up with their topic, what their writing process was like, how their experience was working with an editor, and the reception of their work. Our role here is to help the teacher and students ask our writers nuanced questions about the writing process, from fact-checking to obstacles. The point of this wave is to bring the act of writing to life: putting your writing in the hands of someone else is the art of collaboration, and a trust in community.

Take one of our past issues into your classroom.

That was the original slogan for our organization: one issue at a time. Our slogan has since changed to art in the space of social issues, but the original phrase is still the bedrock of our organization: we always focus on one social issue at a time, because we believe it’s important to slow down discussions. Each issue is highly-curated. We look for a wide-range of form and voice so that disparate perspectives interact, illuminating the complex edges of topics. We select our topics based on what we see as the most important issue of a given moment, and therefore, each issue is steeped in current events. In this wave, take one of our issues into your classroom. We select seven pieces from the issue that we published, include questions to get students thinking critically, and suggest ways for students to develop their own piece in relation to the issue, in response to one of the pieces, or even in imitation of one of the forms.

Because someone’s gotta keep track of the world.

Do you wish you had that perfect article for a lesson tomorrow? Perhaps even some ready-made questions designed to get your students thinking and talking about something in the news? Then this wave is for you. If there’s something we’re good at, it’s digging around online. We’ve even been known to spelunk at times, plunging into the darkness of comment threads to analyze behavior and attempt to understand the riptides of trolling. It’s in our nature, then — a survival instinct, you could say — to be hunters & gatherers of the internet. We have uncovered some of the best writing out there on a wide-range of topics, from body to mind to politics. So let us help you bring good writing, timely articles, and vetted pieces into the classroom, work that will bolster any unit you are teaching.

Let us be guest editors for an assignment.

We don’t hand out grades, but we do dish out edits. Each issue, we receive upwards of 400 submissions, and while we only have room to publish 12-16 pieces, we provide every piece with varying levels of feedback. Not all work is “ready” when we receive it. Sometimes, it takes a 20-page essay for a person to find that single sentence around which the second draft is then entirely built. When it comes to reading writing, we are guides, so for this wave, let us join your class and take the wheel for an assignment. You can still do the grading, but give your students the experience of having authors and editors read and edit their writing. We’re happy to do it all, from idea generation to final drafts. Because if there is one thing we are committed to doing, it’s giving comments that kindle curiosity and encourage people to keep the beautiful pen busy.

And the importance of public engagement.

Do you want to bring us in for two weeks at a time, a semester, or over the course of a full school year? Depending on your school or program, we’re happy to take our year-long curriculum that we’ve developed and apply it to your students’ interests, distilling it into a single unit or keeping it as-is, and provide your students with the necessary tools to excel in the four primary nonfiction forms (personal essay, memoir, repertorial, and opinion). Not only will they develop a portfolio, but possibly even a personal statement for college. Or, maybe you’re leading a retreat with an entire class of students and you’re looking for someone to come do some storytelling. We do it all, from improv to readings, panel sessions to year-long workshops. 


Wave One: Conversation Starters
One-time talks about talking (Skype / In-Person).

Do you talk about social issues with your students? How about social media? Because today, more than ever, the world is social with its issues, and the lines between entertainment and politics, for instance, have been blurred. How do you approach or broach issues of politics, race, gender, or sexuality with students? What happens when they disagree with each other? How can we embrace a diversity of thought, while guiding opinions to deeper depths? This is where we live — the intersection of opposition — and we’re happy to join your class to talk about social issues (you name it), our organization (how and why we do what we do), being full-time writers (while working full-time), process (writing is rough because of the drafts), the age of the image (and the importance of digital and visual storytelling), or the importance of public engagement and the arts.

Wave Two: Crash Courses on Creative Writing
Discussing different dimensions of nonfiction writing.

When your students write essays, do they skew toward repertorial pieces or personal essays? In these single sessions, we discuss a variety of topics related to nonfiction writing, from the four primary forms (personal essay, repertorial writing, memoir, and opinion pieces) to process (brainstorming and the importance of beginning by hand). We also talk about being your own editor, how to get (responsibly) social with your media, and the key ingredients to a successful interview. Each lesson targets one aspect of creative writing. Depending on the grade level and unit focus, we can tailor-make these courses to fit your students’ needs, bringing to life the process of creative writing. If, for instance, your students are doing a unit on journalistic pieces, then invite us in during the research stage as well as the revision stage so we can field questions your students have throughout their process. The goal of these discussions is to help students understand the scaffolding behind each form of writing, and what tools they can utilize as they practice writing their own pieces.

Wave Three: Show and Spell
If you order an editor, we come with a writer (or artist).

While members of our editorial staff are also writers, the purpose of this wave is to bring one of our published writers / artists along with us for the conversation. You’ll get the chance to pick our writers’ brains about their pieces, how they came up with their topic, what their writing process was like, how their experience was working with an editor, and the reception of their work. Our role here is to help the teacher and students ask our writers nuanced questions about the writing process, from fact-checking to obstacles. The point of this wave is to bring the act of writing to life: putting your writing in the hands of someone else is the art of collaboration, and a trust in community.

Wave Four: One Issue at a Time
Take one of our past issues into your classroom.

That was the original slogan for our organization: one issue at a time. Our slogan has since changed to art in the space of social issues, but the original phrase is still the bedrock of our organization: we always focus on one social issue at a time, because we believe it’s important to slow down discussions. Each issue is highly-curated. We look for a wide-range of form and voice so that disparate perspectives interact, illuminating the complex edges of topics. We select our topics based on what we see as the most important issue of a given moment, and therefore, each issue is steeped in current events. In this wave, take one of our issues into your classroom. We select seven pieces from the issue that we published, include questions to get students thinking critically, and suggest ways for students to develop their own piece in relation to the issue, in response to one of the pieces, or even in imitation of one of the forms.

Wave Five: Hunters & Gatherers
Because someone’s gotta keep track of the world.

Do you wish you had that perfect article for a lesson tomorrow? Perhaps even some ready-made questions designed to get your students thinking and talking about something in the news? Then this wave is for you. If there’s something we’re good at, it’s digging around online. We’ve even been known to spelunk at times, plunging into the darkness of comment threads to analyze behavior and attempt to understand the riptides of trolling. It’s in our nature, then — a survival instinct, you could say — to be hunters & gatherers of the internet. We have uncovered some of the best writing out there on a wide-range of topics, from body to mind to politics. So let us help you bring good writing, timely articles, and vetted pieces into the classroom, work that will bolster any unit you are teaching.

Wave Six: Editors-in-Relief
Let us be guest editors for an assignment.

We don’t hand out grades, but we do dish out edits. Each issue, we receive upwards of 400 submissions, and while we only have room to publish 12-16 pieces, we provide every piece with varying levels of feedback. Not all work is “ready” when we receive it. Sometimes, it takes a 20-page essay for a person to find that single sentence around which the second draft is then entirely built. When it comes to reading writing, we are guides, so for this wave, let us join your class and take the wheel for an assignment. You can still do the grading, but give your students the experience of having authors and editors read and edit their writing. We’re happy to do it all, from idea generation to final drafts. Because if there is one thing we are committed to doing, it’s giving comments that kindle curiosity and encourage people to keep the beautiful pen busy.

Wave Seven: Artists-in-Real-Life
And the important of public engagement.

Do you want to bring us in for two weeks at a time, a semester, or over the course of a full school year? Depending on your school or program, we’re happy to take our year-long curriculum that we’ve developed and apply it to your students’ interests, distilling it into a single unit or keeping it as-is, and provide your students with the necessary tools to excel in the four primary nonfiction forms (personal essay, memoir, repertorial, and opinion). Not only will they develop a portfolio, but possibly even a personal statement for college. Or, maybe you’re leading a retreat with an entire class of students and you’re looking for someone to come do some storytelling. We do it all, from improv to readings, panel sessions to year-long workshops. Put us on a plane and we’ll bring a whole lot of creativity to your classrooms.