R237. Innovative Partnerships: The Advantages of Publishing with Small Presses

Room 217C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


This multi-genre panel of writers and an independent publisher will discuss the distinct advantages of working with a small press in the current democratized literary landscape and how to collaborate effectively to create innovative marketing strategies, find audiences, obtain reviews, compete successfully for national awards and other honors, and establish multi-book partnerships that will sustain both writer and publisher long-term.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Prelim_Outline_Innovative_Partnerships.pdf
Supplemental Document 1: Prelim_Outline_Innovative_Partnerships.pdf



K.L. Cook is the author of six books, including the forthcoming Marrying Kind (stories), Lost Soliloquies (poetry), and The Art of Disobedience (essays on form and fiction). He teaches in the MFA Program for Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State and the low-res MFA Program at Spalding.

Nan Cuba's books are Body and Bread (PEN/Southwest and Steven Turner Awards) and Art at Our Doorstep (coeditor). She reported on causes of extraordinary violence in Life and D magazine. She founded a literary center, Gemini Ink, and is the writer-in-residence at Our Lady of the Lake University.

Tim Bascom is the author of a novel, a collection of essays, two memoirs, and a forthcoming collection of stories titled Climbing Lessons. His essays have been selected for Best American Travel Writing and Best Creative Nonfiction. He directs the creative writing program at Waldorf University.

Katy Yocom's novel Three Ways to Disappear won the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature and was shortlisted for other prizes. She is associate director of the low-residency graduate programs of Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Writing.

Andrew Gifford is the founder and director of the Santa Fe Writers Project. He is the author of the memoir We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center