The Best of All Worlds: Partnering to Support Presses, Nonprofits, and Writers

Rooms 343-344, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 3
Friday, March 10, 2023
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


University presses are unique in publishing because they accept works based on merit rather than profitability, but low profiles mean creative writers often overlook them. Texas Tech University Press (TTUP) has sought to bridge that gap by partnering with journals and arts organizations to attract new writers and readers while increasing TTUP’s visibility, reach, and author diversity. Representatives from the press and its partners will speak about the mutual benefits of their collaborations.

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Travis Snyder is the acquisitions editor at Texas Tech University Press, where he acquires fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, and academic monographs. He has a PhD in American literature and has taught at Trinity University and the University of Texas - San Antonio.

Rachel Mennies is the author of The Naomi Letters and The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry and finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. She works as an adjunct professor and freelance writer, and serves as a member of AGNI's editorial staff.

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud is professor in AAS at SFSU. She is the author of This Is All I Choose To Tell: History and Hybridity in Vietnamese American Literature and coeditor of Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora. She leads DVAN (DVAN.org).

Elizabeth Dodd teaches creative writing, environmental literature, and interdisciplinary science and humanities at Kansas State University. She’s authored six books, most recently Horizon’s Lens. She is nonfiction editor of Terrain.org and coeditor of the anthology Dear America.

Leslie Jill Patterson's work has appeared in Pushcart Prize Anthology XLIII, Prime Number magazine, Hotel Amerika, and other journals. She teaches at Texas Tech University and serves as editor of Iron Horse. Her awards include a Soros Justice Fellowship and the Richard J. Margolis Award for Social Justice Writing.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center