Silk Road Assistant Editor: Sierra Myers

Sierra Myers photoPhotograph by Stacie Struble

Major: Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing minor

Graduation Year: 2016

Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR

What impact have Pacific University’s English professors had on you?

Coming to Pacific I wanted to major in physics, but with the support and encouragement from my first fiction class, I realized that if I was going to be truly happy it wouldn’t be with math and physics. Writing was one of my stronger subjects that I enjoyed so it was an easy transition.

How do you think your time spent at Silk Road will transfer into the “real world”? What have you learned/hope to learn?

I want to go into the Editing and Publishing industry, so writing and helping promote/produce a magazine will give me experience and a taste of what the atmosphere and expectations are so I am prepared for “real world” editing and publishing jobs.

Due to the popularity of digital media and e-books, what do you think might happen to book and magazine publishing in the future? Is there anything you would like (or are afraid) to see happen?

There is nothing like finishing a book and having to physically close it. Unfortunately not many people would want to experience that. However Amazon is how books sell. It is a sad but real fact. In order for a writer/editor/publisher for books/magazines/literature to survive in this technology based world, industries like our have to adapt to the wants of our readers.

What does Silk Road embody to you? What words would you use to describe Silk Road to someone who knows nothing about it?

Silk Road embodies the philosophy of “If your writing is strong enough and you have something to tell, we will listen!” You don’t have to be a published author or a world renowned novelist to be noticed. We care about your story and we want to share it.