F221. Sustainable Print: How to Make It As an Indy Lit Mag

B113, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


What does it take to make it as an independent print journal today? What are the challenges and benefits of navigating a precarious literary market without the support of an institution? Editors will discuss tactics for survival as well as issues related to sustainability and aesthetic vision: how to pay contributors, whether to charge for submissions, how to value creative labor, how to design within constraints, and how to create a niche in a dynamic literary landscape.



Brianna Van Dyke is the founding editor of Ruminate, a contemplative literary arts magazine entering its twelfth year of publication. Work first published in Ruminate has gone on to receive two Pushcart Prizes and numerous notable mentions from the Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories.

Sid Miller is the author of three books of poetry. He lives on a small farm outside of Portland, Oregon and is the editor of the independent press, Burnside Review.

Collier Nogues's poetry collections are The Ground I Stand On Is Not My Ground and On the Other Side, Blue. She is a PhD Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, and curates Hong Kong's English-medium poetry craft talk series. She edits poetry for Juked and Tongue magazines.

Kimberly Ann Southwick is the founder and editor in chief of the literary arts journal Gigantic Sequins, which celebrates in 2019 the 10th anniversary of its first issue's debut. She has two poetry chapbooks, most recently EFS & VEES. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Jim Gearhart is Publisher and Managing Editor of Tahoma Literary Review, which publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry three times a year. He writes fiction and nonfiction.


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