S223. Different Strokes for Different Folks: Small Press Publishing Demystified

D131-132, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Interested in starting a small press? Maybe you’d like to publish with one? This panel of editors and authors will focus on the benefits and limitations of small press publishing, acknowledging that approaches, budgets, and editorial motivations differ widely, though the pressures and constraints are often very much the same. In order for the small press community and its authors to flourish, we must encourage visibility, share what we know, and develop creative, tailored solutions.



Meghan McNamara is a founding editor at Stillhouse Press and currently serves as the Director of Media & Communications. She attended George Mason University's MFA Creative Writing program for fiction and has a deep affinity for the short form, though she is currently at work on her first novel.

Michelle Dotter is the editor-in-chief of Dzanc Books, a small independent press based in Ann Arbor, MI. She earned a degree in Creative Writing from Colorado College before beginning her editing career with MacAdam/Cage Publishing in San Francisco. 

Diane Goettel, the owner and Executive Editor of Black Lawrence Press, coedited the anthologies Art & Understanding and Feast. From 2009–2017, Diane lived in Hong Kong where she taught creative writing to school-age children.

Anne Panning has published a novel, Butter, and two short story collections, including Super America, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her memoir, Dragonfly Notes: On Distance and Loss, is forthcoming from Stillhouse Press in September 2018. She teaches at the College at Brockport, State University of New York.

Kate Leland


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Henry B. González Convention Center