F196. Hands-On, High-Impact: Teaching the Literary Journal Practicum

Room 214A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


A literary journal practicum provides an opportunity for students to learn by doing. It draws on and teaches skills that don’t typically show up in traditional classes, but it also raises unique challenges. How to provide an education on literary magazines broadly while also tackling the practical demands of putting out a publication? How to ensure quality while respecting the authority of student editors? How to fairly assign grades for different roles and responsibilities?

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_2020_EVENT_OUTLINE_Jaenicke_Draft_V2.pdf



Rachel Hall is the author of Heirlooms, a collection of linked stories, which was selected by Marge Piercy for the BkMk Press 2015 G.S. Sharat Chandra book prize. She is professor of English at SUNY Geneseo, where she holds two Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

Alison Condie Jaenicke teaches writing at Penn State University, where she serves as assistant director of creative writing and adviser to the student literary magazine, Kalliope. Each fall, she teaches a literary journal practicum in which students create Kalliope's online sister journal, Klio.

Lisa Fay Coutley is the author of tether (forthcoming), Errata (Crab Orchard Series winner), In the Carnival of Breathing, and Back-Talk. She's received an NEA fellowship and is an assistant professor of poetry in the Writer's Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Stephanie G'Schwind is the editor of Colorado Review and director of the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, where she directs a publishing internship. She is editor of the anthologies Man in the Moon: Essays on Fathers and Fatherhood and Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays.

Patricia Colleen Murphy teaches at Arizona State University where she founded the literary magazine Superstition Review. Her writing has appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, and American Poetry Review.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center