F274. Editors Engage the Digital Age: Transforming the Modern Lit Journal

Marquis Salon 6, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Friday, February 10, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


As readers increasingly turn to the internet for literary content, journals face a serious question: print or digital? For The Missouri Review, River Teeth, Ninth Letter, Cartridge Lit, Fairy Tale Review, and Phoebe, the answer has been a mixture of both mediums. Editors discuss solutions, such as audio/podcast platforms, online issues, digital chapbooks, blogs, and digital archival, which their journals have implemented to fit the evolving literary landscape.



Robbie Maakestad is the editor in chief of Phoebe and a third year creative nonfiction MFA candidate at George Mason University.

Speer Morgan teaches fiction writing at the University of Missouri and is editor of the Missouri Review. Author of a story collection and five novels, he is also coeditor of a story collection and a collection of war diaries. In 1999 he received an American Book Award for his novel The Freshour Cylinders.

Jodee Stanley is director of the creative writing program and editor of Ninth Letter at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has worked in literary publishing for over twenty years, and her fiction, essays, and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications.

Sarah M. Wells is the author of Pruning Burning Bushes and a chapbook, Acquiesce. Essays of hers published in Ascent, Brevity, the Pinch, and River Teeth have been listed as Notable in The Best American Essays. She is an associate editor of River Teeth and senior managing editor of Beyond magazine.

Joel Hans is the managing editor of Fairy Tale Review and a coeditor of Cartridge Lit. His fiction has been published in Caketrain, West Branch, Redivider, Yemassee, Booth, New South, and others. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona.


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