R140. Editors to Follow: Tweeting for Lit Mags

Room 200 H&I, Level 2
Thursday, April 9, 2015
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Filled with writers, Twitter is an optimal place for literary journals to gain interest from readers, but when you are the voice behind a literary journal, how do you know whom to follow or how often to tweet? This panel of tweeters from Better Magazine, Indiana Review, NANO Fiction, the Paris Review, and Ploughshares will discuss the ways in which literary journals use Twitter accounts to promote authors and gain subscribers while also sharing the rewards and regrets of having an account.



Sophie Rosenblum is the web editor for NANO Fiction. Her essays on food and travel have appeared in print and online, and her fiction has appeared in New Letters, the Iowa Review, and American Short Fiction. She is pursuing a PhD at Florida State University.

Kent Shaw's first book is Calenture. His poems have appeared in the Believer, Ploughshares, Boston Review, and Witness. He is poetry editor at Better Magazine and is a regular reviewer for the Rumpus. He is currently an assistant professor at West Virginia State University.

Justin Alvarez is the digital director of the Paris Review.

Miriam Cook manages social media and marketing for Ploughshares at Emerson College where she is also an MFA candidate in fiction. Prior to joining Ploughshares, she worked in technology education with NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network. She is the 2014 Fiction Fellow for the Writers' Room of Boston.

Britt Ashley


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