F195. Invisible Scaffolds: The Writer-Editor Collaborative Process

Room 204C, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Friday, February 10, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Successful collaborations between writers and editors must involve mutual trust and respect in order to best serve manuscripts and the needs and vision of the presses that publish them. This panel of widely experienced editors, poets, fiction writers, and critics will explore the challenges and rewards of those collaborative processes that guide manuscripts from their initial acceptance, through various stages of revision, and ultimately, to publication.



Tony Leuzzi's books of poetry are Radiant Losses and The Burning Door. Passwords Primeval gathers his interviews with American poets. A review writer and poetry critic, he has received a State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Creativity and Scholarship.

Joseph Salvatore is the author of To Assume a Pleasing Shape. He is the book review editor at the Brooklyn Rail and a frequent reviewer for the New York Times Sunday Book Review. He is an assistant professor of writing at The New School, in Manhattan, where he founded their literary journal, LIT.

Matthew Vollmer is the author of Future Missionaries of America, Inscriptions for Headstones, and Gateway to Paradise. With David Shields, he was coeditor of Fakes. He also edited the anthology A Book of Uncommon Prayer. He directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Virginia Tech.

Peter Conners has worked at BOA Editions since 2003 and was named publisher in 2011. He is also the author of seven books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and memoir.

Katie Rolnick


March 4–7, 2020
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