R270. The Print Journal in a Digital Age

Gold Salon 3, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor
Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Five editors of print literary journals founded in the past ten years discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by print publishing in an era when internet publishing may seem a less risky choice due to its low cost and universal distribution. Why make a commitment to print in the 21st century? Has the role of the magazine changed? Who still reads print journals these days, and why? How can print literary culture be reinvigorated? Might this be a favorable time for a print renaissance?



Michael Dumanis is the author of My Soviet Union, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry. He coedited Russell Atkins: On the Life & Work of a Lost American Master and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. He is a professor at Bennington College and the editor of Bennington Review.

John Freeman is author of How to Read a Novelist and editor of Freeman's, a literary biannual. His other books include The Tyranny of E-mail and Tales of Two Cities. Former editor of Granta, he lives in New York now and teaches at the New School. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

Brigid Hughes is the founding editor of A Public Space and a contributing editor at Graywolf Press.

Uzoamaka Maduka is the cofounder and editor in chief of The American Reader. She has twice been named as one of Forbes' "30 Under 30" and is one of Business Insider's "Most Innovative People Under 40."

Wayne Miller's most recent books are the poetry collection Post-, a translation of Moikom Zeqo's Zodiac, and the essay collection Literary Publishing in the 21st Century (coedited with Travis Kurowski and Kevin Prufer). He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver and edits Copper Nickel.


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