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.
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!