R211. How to Do It Now: New Trends in Literary Publishing

Room 618/619/620, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Hear from some of America’s leading publishing experts on what’s new now and what’s likely to happen next for independent literary publishers.



Jeffrey Lependorf serves as the shared Executive Director of America's two national service organizations for independent literary publishing: the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and Small Press Distribution.

Rob Spillman is editor and co-founder of Tin House, a fifteen-year-old bi-coastal (Brooklyn and Portland) literary magazine, Executive Editor of Tin House Books, co-founder of the Tin House Writers Workshop, now in its twelfth year, and editor of Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of African Writing.

Rachel Fershleiser heads publishing outreach at Tumblr. She has been Community Manager at Bookish and Events Director at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. She is co-creator of Six-Word Memoirs and co-editor of the New York Times Bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning and three other books.

Ira Silverberg has worked in the literary world for nearly thirty years. Among the positions he's held are Literature Director of the National Endowment for the Arts, Editor in Chief of Grove Press, and Publisher and founding co-editor of High Risk Books/Serpent's Tail.


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