Accessibility and Inclusivity in Literary Journals: Successes and Failures
Friday, March 10, 2023
10:35 am to 11:50 am
Editors often recognize the importance of being accessible and inclusive, but it can be challenging to know the most ethical and effective ways to achieve this. To improve, journals must continue successful practices and focus on what work still needs to be done. Editors of Ecotone, Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, The Offing, and Quarterly West discuss strategies for being more accessible and inclusive to publish diverse writers, reach a wider audience, and maintain diverse mastheads.
Michelle Donahue has fiction published in CutBank, Sycamore Review, Arts & Letters, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor at UNCW, where she teaches publishing and works on Ecotone. She holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Utah.
Matty Layne Glasgow is the author of deciduous qween. A Metcalf Humanities in the Community Fellow at the University of Utah, Matty coordinates the Wasatch Writers in the Schools program and served as managing editor and editor of Quarterly West. He's also served as poetry editor of Flyway.
Crisosto Apache is an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe with descent from Mescalero, Chiricahua Apache, and Diné (Salt Clan born for Towering House Clan). He has an MFA from IAIA. He teaches and pursues the advocacy of Native American / Indigenous LGBTQ social injustice.
Nicole Terez Dutton is the editor of the Kenyon Review.