Join The Conium Review, Pacifica Literary Review, and Small Po[r]tions for an off-site AWP reading.
Location: Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Reading for The Conium Review are Christine Texeira (published in Vol. 3), Zach Powers (published in Vol. 3), and John Englehardt (winner of our 2014 Flash Fiction Contest and published in The Conium Review Online Compendium).
For Pacifica and Small Po[r]tions, readers including Caitlin Scarano, Kyle Ellingson, Terri Witek, Valerie Wernet, and Genevieve Kaplan.
A flyer for “Purple Haze Purple Rain,” an 2015 AWP Conference off-site reading.
Pacifica is celebrating its third issue at The Pine Box in Seattle, WA on February 17th, 2014. Chelsea Werner-Jatzke (a former The Conium Review contributor) will be reading some of her fiction at the event.
You can find the full details, including a list of the night’s poetry and fiction readers on Facebook.
Later in February, Chelsea will also moderate an AWP panel that includes Pacifica‘s editor, Matt Muth, James R. Gapinski (our Managing Editor), and representatives from other small press publications.
The Conium Review‘s Managing Editor, James R. Gapinski, will be on a panel at the 2014 AWP conference in Seattle, WA. The panel is entitled “Let’s Avoid a Quick Death, Please: Starting and Sustaining a New Literary Publication.” It’s on Thursday, February 27th at 3:00 in the Western New England MFA Annex, room 301.
The other panelists include Stephanie Torres of Beecher’s Joshua S. Raab of theNewerYork, and Matt Muth of Pacifica Literary Review.
Independent publication is on the rise, spurring a small press renaissance. But starting a literary publication isn’t as easy as it sounds. The panelists represent relatively new journals that are successfully gaining readership and attracting attention.
Chelsea Werner-Jatzke moderates the session; she is a 2013 Jack Straw writer, and she teaches writing at Seattle Central Community College.
Here’s the panel description from the AWP schedule:
This panel explores the process of starting and sustaining a new literary publication. Countless small presses and journals launch every year only to die after a couple issues. Let’s talk with some people who avoided that fate. This panel will discuss how to choose the right publishing medium, secure funding, attract readers, and deal with unexpected hurdles.
If you’re attending AWP this year, please stop on by!