R247. Dear Lit Mag Editors: Now What?

Portland Ballroom 255, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


When writers send their work to magazines, they know it will be just one in thousands. What makes one submission stand out from all the others? At this panel, five lit mag editors talk about what they want from a submission—and what they don’t want. They cover the practical as well as the more elusive questions, giving writers a chance to get beyond the guidelines and ask questions of their own. Journals represented include Ecotone, Epiphany, Iowa Review, New England Review, and Poetry.



Carolyn Kuebler is the editor of New England Review. Before coming to NER as managing editor in 2004, she was an editor at Library Journal and founding editor of Rain Taxi. She has published her writing in various magazines, literary and otherwise.

Anna Lena Phillips Bell is the author of Ornament, winner of the 2016 Vassar Miller Prize, and the artist's book A Pocket Book of Forms. The recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature, she is editor of Ecotone and Lookout Books, and she teaches at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Lindsay Garbutt is the associate editor of Poetry and one of the judges of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. She cohosts the Poetry Magazine Podcast with Don Share.

Phillip B. Williams

Luther Hughes


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

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