S276. The Art of the Anthology: From Proposal to Publication and Thereafter

Room 7, 8, & 9, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Anthologies like Black Poets and Norton Anthology of Short Fiction have stood the test of time. Recent anthologies like The Fire This Time speak to the immediacy of issues affecting various demographics. What's the path to produce a collection of diverse voices? This panel includes editors of fiction and nonfiction anthologies discussing the steps to create and produce an anthology from idea to publication to sales/audience along with impact of content and the realities of the successes/struggles.


Jennifer Baker is the editor of Everyday People: The Color of Life—A Short Story Anthology, a publishing professional, creator of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction, and instructor and social media director for Sackett Street Writers' Workshop.

Brian Gresko is the editor of When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, LARB, VICE, and elsewhere. Cohost of Pete's Reading Series, he teaches at Sackett Street.

Nadxieli Nieto, the former managing editor of NOON annual and editor in chief of Salt Hill Journal, is currently the lead designer and editor at Nieto Books (nietobooks.com), as well as a contributing editor to Gigantic Books, Electric Literature, and elsewhere.

Rosalie Morales Kearns, a writer of Puerto Rican and Pennsylvania Dutch descent, is the founder of Shade Mountain Press, author of the novel Kingdom of Women and the story collection Virgins & Tricksters, and editor of the short story anthology The Female Complaint: Tales of Unruly Women.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside