F199. Reimagining Literary Spaces

Gold Salon 2, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor
Friday, April 1, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Literary journals must go beyond stating a commitment to diversity. To change the literary landscape and make public more work by POC, LGBTQ, women,working class and differently abled communities, journals must reimagine the traditional structure of submissions or even the role of literary spaces. Editors from Apogee, The Offing, BGD, Voicemail Poems and The James Franco Review will share their experience of how they re-visioned journals or differently approached the editing process.



Corinne Manning is the founding editor of the James Franco Review, an online journal dedicated to the visibility of underrepresented artists. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from Southern Humanities Review, StoryQuarterly, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Moss, and Arts & Letters.

Zinzi Clemmons's writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story and Transition Magazine. She holds degrees from Brown and Columbia, and has received support from the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf, and MacDowell. She is cofounder and publisher of Apogee Journal.

Maisha Z. Johnson is the author of a poetry book, No Parachutes to Carry Me Home. Her writing and editing homes have included Black Girl Dangerous and the James Franco Review. She works at the intersection of healing, arts, and social change, supporting survivors through workshops and writing.

Jayy Dodd

Nancy Jooyoun Kim


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center