826CHI Compendium IV

I was brought on by  826CHI in Chicago to create Compendium IV, a compilation of stories showcasing their best student writing culled from across programming during the 2011-2013 school years.

Photo and cover design by Alison Kuczwara
Photo and cover design by Alison Kuczwara

As 826CHI’s Publications Intern, Compendium IV was my project from start to finish. Over the course of a year, I managed a team of 826CHI volunteers and interns as well as a class of graduate students in DePaul’s Writing and Publishing MA program. We sifted through hundreds of stories and singled out the most promising pieces. With the help of all-stars Alison Kuczwara (designer) and Marnie Galloway (illustrator), I assembled, edited, and produced a unique and beautiful anthology.

The first chapter break | Illustration by Marnie Galloway, photo by Alison Kuczwara

It was, hands down, the hardest, most stressful work I have ever done, and I can’t wait to do it again.

Organization: 826CHI
Designer: Alison Kuczwara | Tiny Bold Creative
Illustrator: Marnie Galloway | Monkey Rope Press
Printer: Marc Moore | McNaughton & Gunn
Partners: Miles Harvey, Ted Anton, and David Welch |  DePaul MA Writing and Publishing Program, Big Shoulders Books

Content for Compendium IV © 826CHI, all rights reserved. Featured image by Marnie Galloway.