F116. Digital Lit: Why Online Magazines Deserve More Respect

Room 606, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Friday, February 28, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Online literary sites attract more traffic than many print journals, expand audiences for literary work beyond a small circle of subscribers, and are building virtual communities of readers and writers. So why does digitally published work seldom win literary awards or make best-of anthologies? This panel of online editors will expose a number of myths about online publishing, conjure the joys of digital reading, and answer audience questions about how to take the leap off the printed page.



Martha Nichols is the editor-in-chief of Talking Writing, an online literary magazine. Her personal essays and features have been widely published in journals such as Utne Reader, Salon, and the Christian Science Monitor. She teaches in the journalism program at Harvard University Extension School.

Lee Hope is editor-in-chief of Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. She has received fellowships from the Maine Arts Commission and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and has published fiction in the North American Review, Witness, and Epiphany. She helped found the Solstice MFA.

J.W. Wang is the editor of Juked. His fiction and poetry have appeared in such journals as Quarterly West, Cimarron Review, Wigleaf, Hobart, and Poet Lore.

Matthew Limpede has been the editor of Carve magazine since 2007. He has attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and he earned his BA at UT Dallas. He is dedicated to discovering new voices in fiction and building a stronger literary community across North Texas.

Michael Garriga is an assistant professor of English at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He holds a PhD from Florida State University, and his first book of stories, The Book of Duels, will be published in 2014. His work has appeared in various journals and magazines, such as The Southern Review, Oxford American, and New Letters. He is also co-founder of the flash fiction journal, FictionSoutheast.com.


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