R212. Women Who Edit: Literary Journals

Room 405, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


With a focus on the particular challenges to and accomplishments by women literary magazine editors, the panelists discuss their roles as editors-in-chief, founders, and genre editors at their respective magazines. Additionally, they consider the idea that gender parity in editorial positions promotes parity among contributors, and explore potential opportunities to cultivate a new generation of women editors through mentorship and example.



Mary Flinn is a founder and senior editor of Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts. She has also served as editor of New Virginia Review, where she has been the executive director since 1985, and as poetry and fiction editor of 64 Magazine.

Lindsay Garbutt is the assistant editor of Poetry. She cohosts the Poetry magazine Podcast with Don Share.

Sumita Chakraborty is assistant poetry editor of AGNI. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Boston Review, At Length, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. She also writes reviews and essays, and is working toward a PhD in English at Emory University.

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.

Emily Nemens is coeditor and prose editor of the Southern Review. Her writing has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Esquire, Hobart, and Eleven Eleven. Her editorial work has been featured in Writer's Digest, LeanIn.org, and draft: A Journal of Process.


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