R119. CANCELLED: The Nuts and Bolts of Student Editors: Including, Engaging, and Challenging Them

Status: Not Accepted

Room 007C, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Student editors' efforts can reach beyond slogging through the slush pile, but they need an intentional system in which to work. How do small journals include students efficiently? How do large journals engage students effectively? How do all of us challenge students without overwhelming them? Our panel of editors will share a few methods of working with student editors, explain what went well/what flopped, and respond to your journal's challenges (or help you process your new, wild ideas!)

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_2020_panel_outline.pdf



Katherine Abrams is the managing editor for Cold Mountain Review, former assistant editor of the Stylus, and former nonfiction and poetry editor of the Pitkin Review. She teaches rhetoric and composition with a service learning focus at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Lisa Lewis's books of poetry include The Unbeliever, Silent Treatment, Vivisect, Burned House with Swimming Pool, The Body Double, and Taxonomy of the Missing. She teaches in the creative writing program at Oklahoma State University and serves as editor of the Cimarron Review.

Caitlin Rae Taylor is the managing editor of Southern Humanities Review. She has an MFA in fiction from UNCW and has worked for Ecotone, Lookout Books, and Milkweed Editions. Her work can be found in Germ magazine, the Alabama Writers Forum, and is forthcoming from Moon City Review.

Jonathan Bohr Heinen is the Managing Editor for Crazyhorse. His writing has appeared in Cimarron Review, Arroyo, Tusculum Review, and elsewhere, and has received special mention in the Pushcart anthology. He teaches at the College of Charleston and is on the staff of the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Aimée Baker is a multigenre writer and the author of Doe, winner of the Akron Prize and Eugene Paul Nassar Award. She teaches professional writing at the State University of New York Plattsburgh, where she is also the executive editor of Saranac Review.


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