R211. Making the Most of It: Best Practices for Working with Volunteers, Interns, and Other Part-Timers, Sponsored by CLMP

Room 305, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


How can literary magazines and small presses ensure a meaningful experience for paid or unpaid part-time staff, while also protecting their editorial standards? Which kind of written agreements should be in place for which responsibilities and why? Join us for a discussion about making sure this working relationship is mutually beneficial.



Mary Gannon is the executive director of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, a 50-year-old nonprofit organization that works to ensure a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by supporting and advocating for small literary publishers and their authors.

Lena Valencia is the managing editor of One Story and teaches writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop and Catapult. She has held positions at A Public Space and BOMB. She has an MFA in fiction from The New School and is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant.

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


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center