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Seeds: Deadline Extended + Applications Now Open to Teens Outside of Buffalo

We are very happy to share that we're not only extending the deadline to apply for the 2020-21 Peach Seed Apprenticeship for Emerging Editors, but we are also welcoming applications from teenagers living outside of Buffalo. In previous seasons, we required applicants to be residents of Western New York so that they could assist with curating our Episodes Reading Series; however, as we gear up for what is likely to be a totally virtual fifth season, which includes bringing our reading series online, we're happy to extend this opportunity beyond the limits of geographic place.

About the Program

Every year, we select one teenager entering their senior year of high school to serve as our resident Peach Seed. We offer both mentorship and creative freedom to our Peach Seeds as they work to develop their editorial eye and gain insights into literary publishing. Seeds curate a monthly feature in our online journal by publishing work by writers and artists aged 12 to 18, read and respond to submissions from young writers and artists during our magazine's open reading periods, work with young writers and artists to refine their work, and occasionally book creative teenagers to perform at our Episodes Reading Series.


To apply, please fill out this Google Form by Friday, July 31, 2020. In addition to general contact information, you will be asked to enter:

  • Reference: The name and email address of one teacher, coach, coworker, or other adult who we can contact for more information. If you do not have an adult in your life who fits this description, please respond "n/a."

  • Resume: A simple document outlining any work experience or extracurricular activities in which you've been involved throughout your high school experience. These activities do not need to be directly through your school.

  • Writing Sample: This program is geared toward young writers. Please upload either 3-5 poems, one short story, or one piece of creative nonfiction all in one document.

  • Why do you want to be our next Peach Seed? Don't overthink it; in one paragraph, tell us what working on a magazine, learning how to edit and publish work, and/or uplifting other young creative people would mean to you.

Applicants will be contacted in August. For questions, please reach out to Rachelle at



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