Building Literary Coalitions on the Margins

Rooms 431-432, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Thursday, March 9, 2023
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


The interactive panel discussion explores the challenges and rewards of running literary magazines led by and serving historically marginalized writers. Imagining our own systems outside of mainstream publishing, we aim to build mutually supportive coalitions to share resources and skills around publishing itself, as well as structural issues such as ethics around fundraising and financing operations. This event involves participation among not only panelists, but also audience members.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Building_Literary_Coalitions_on_the_Margins_Updated.pdf



Mimi Wong is editor in chief of The Offing, which was awarded a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The Believer, Catapult, Electric Literature, Hyperallergic, Joyland, Literary Hub, The Margins, and Refinery29. She teaches writing at The New School.

Alexandra Watson is a biracial writer living in Harlem. She is executive editor of Apogee Journal, a publication dedicated to highlighting underrepresented voices. She teaches writing at Columbia University, Baruch College, and at the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America.

Jyothi Natarajan is editor in chief of The Margins, the digital literary magazine published out of the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Jyothi has worked as an editor in book publishing, journalism, and community arts nonprofits for over fifteen years.

Angie Cruz is the author of the novels, Dominicana and How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water. She teaches at University of Pittsburgh and is the editor of asterixjournal.com. For more info: angiecruz.com.


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