Total Strangers: Undergrads, Authors, & Editors on Amplifying International Voices

120C, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level
Friday, March 25, 2022
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


How does a group of undergrads who have never met collaborate strategically with far-flung authors and editors to create a publication drawing submissions from writers working in 47 countries (plus 48 US states) in its first six months of existence? This panel—comprised of intergenerational "lit nerds" building global dialogue and community via a digital venue recently recognized as an extraordinary debut magazine by the CLMP—seeks to answer questions of reach, resources, and representation.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: SubniveanAWPEventOutline2022.pdf



Soma Mei Sheng Frazier's work has earned nods and awards from entities ranging from HBO to Zoetrope: All-Story. You can find it in ZYZZYVA, Hyphen Magazine, and elsewhere. Represented by Victoria Sanders & Associates, Frazier is nose-to-grindstone on a novel. She founded Subnivean and ENIZAGAM.

Arisa White is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and author of Who's Your Daddy and Home Is Where You Queer Your Heart. She collaborates with other artists to expand readership for poetry and to center the narratives of queer BlPOC. White is an assistant professor of creative writing at Colby College.

Shannon Sutorius graduated from SUNY Oswego with a bachelor's in English. She is an editor and over 20 times published author who was the senior editor and then editor in chief for Her Campus Oswego, where she coedited fiction and cohosted Subnivean's Spring 2021 Awards. She currently freelances.

Edward Sourby is a creative writing major at SUNY Oswego. He focuses on poetry and nonfiction, with a bit of fiction on the side. His work incorporates important parts of his identity, such as being Jewish, bisexual, transgender, and neurodivergent.

Pamela Toussaint is a senior at SUNY Oswego, majoring in both creative writing and cinema and screen studies. She is a published author; her work primarily consists of fiction, fantasy, and poetry. As a Black bisexual woman, she enjoys writing humor and happy endings for Black LGBTQ+ youths.


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