Gemma June Howell's work as an editor is characterised by her generosity, her sensitivity, and her dedication to the craft of writing. She is a tireless advocate for the writers she works with, and she brings a keen editorial eye to every project she takes on.
Gemma's work as the editor of the groundbreaking anthology Land of Change published by Culture Matters is a testament to her vision and dedication as a literary activist. This collection of essays, stories, speeches and artwork showcases the work of some of Wales' most exciting and innovative writers and artists and offers a vibrant and diverse portrait of the country's literary landscape.
As the editor of Land of Change, Gemma brought her deep commitment to social justice and her passion for amplifying the voices of marginalised communities. She worked tirelessly to ensure that the anthology reflected the diversity of Wales' literary traditions and that it provided a platform for writers who are often overlooked by mainstream publishing.
The Morning Star
Land of Change is a landmark publication in contemporary Welsh literature, and Gemma June Howell's work as its editor is a crucial part of its success.
Through her vision and commitment, she has helped to create a space where writers can explore the world around them, challenge the dominant narratives of their society, and forge new and innovative literary traditions
The result is a collection that is both dynamic and inspiring. The pieces in Land of Change are united by a shared commitment to exploring the complexities of identity, memory, and belonging, and to confronting the social and political issues that are shaping contemporary Wales.