S154. Making a Career as a Lit Mag Editor
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am
Rachel Ranie Taube is the managing editor of Ecotone at UNC Wilmington, where she is pursuing her MFA in fiction. Her writing has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Cleaver, matchbook, Penn Review, and The Millions.
Emily Nemens became editor of The Paris Review in summer 2018, after five years coediting The Southern Review. Her fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, n+1, The Iowa Review, and Esquire. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, is forthcoming in 2020.
Khaled Mattawa's latest collection of poetry is Mare Nostrum. He teaches in MFA program at the University of Michigan and is the editor of Michigan Quarterly Review.
Beth Staples is editor of Shenandoah at Washington & Lee University, where she is assistant professor of English. Previously, she was senior editor at Ecotone and Lookout Books at UNC Wilmington and editor of Hayden's Ferry Review. She received her MFA from Arizona State and is working on a novel.
Allison Wright is the executive editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review and former editor of Tiny Hardcore Press. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, VQR, Popular Mechanics, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD from the University of Texas and teaches journalism at the University of Virginia.