R253. Publishing Diversely: Challenges and Successes, Sponsored by SPD

Salon F, Washington Convention Center, Level One
Thursday, February 9, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


A diverse panel of small press publishers, authors, and arts leaders share their approaches to addressing—and achieving—diversity and representation as independent literary publishing.



Trisha Low is the publicity manager at Small Press Distribution. She has previously served at other feminist and arts organizations including The Feminist Press and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. She is the author of The Compleat Purge.

Piyali Bhattacharya is editor of the NEA grant-winning anthology, Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion. Her work is in Ploughshares, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and NatGeo. A writer in residence at Vanderbilt University, she is writing a novel.

Charles Flowers graduated from Vanderbilt University and received his MFA from the University of Oregon. His poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, Indiana Review, and Puerto del Sol. He founded BLOOM, a journal for queer writing, in 2004. He works at Arts for LA.

Zoe Tuck is the author of Terror Matrix, coeditor of Timeless, Infinite Light, and HOLD: a journal, and a student in the English literature PhD program at UMass Amherst. A poet and critic, her work explores such topics as the poetics of magic and the occult, and contemporary transgender literature.


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