R200. Show Me the Money: Making Ends Meet in the Literary World

E141-142, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Five writers with experience in developing literary magazines, small presses, reading series, and other literary endeavors will have an in-depth discussion about the financial realities of the literary community that too often remain hidden. We’ll consider how these financial realities differ across race and gender, the importance of transparency, and how these disparities can be addressed within existing structures and outside of them.



Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near New York City. She is Editor-in-Chief and owner of TheRumpus.net.

Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional, creator of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow, contributing editor to Electric Literature, editor of Everyday People: The Color of Life - A Short Story Anthology, and team member of the nonprofit I, Too Arts.

Ashley Ford is an essayist, editor, and columnist with work in PANK magazine, The Rumpus, Crossed Genre's Magazine, ELLE Magazine, The Guardian, BuzzFeed.Com, and Literary Orphans.

Michele Filgate is the editor of What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About, forthcoming. She is a contributing editor at Literary Hub, and a board member of the National Book Critics Circle. She teaches creative nonfiction for Catapult and Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop.

Emily Gould is the author of And The Heart Says Whatever, Friendship, and the forthcoming Perfect Tunes. With Ruth Curry, she runs Emily Books, which sells and publishes books by women as an imprint of Coffee House Press. She teaches writing in New York City.


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