publishing

Monday, November 2, 2020

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Theme and Audience
Gerald Maa
Gerald Maa
The Georgia Review, editor

This editorial craft talk focuses on what to consider when putting together a periodical publication (i.e., journal, magazine, 'zine, or the like) pointedly focused on a specific cause, debate, and/or interest. We will start with a discussion about the periodical's salient quality of the contemporary, and then walk through a list of considerations and brainstorming activities that are helpful in figuring out how you want to stage your conversation, using the Georgia Review's special issue on the census as a model.

This editorial talk is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Publishing for Social Change
Gerald Maa
Gerald Maa
The Georgia Review, editor
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
World of Wonders
KaToya Ellis Fleming
KaToya Ellis Fleming
Lookout Books, editor
Deesha Philyaw
Deesha Philyaw
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Moderated by UNCW assistant professor and Lookout Books editor KaToya Ellis Fleming, this panel features editors and authors Gerald Maa, co-founder of the Asian American Literary Review and current editor of the Georgia Review; Aimee Nezhukumatathil, contributing editor to Terrain and to Orion magazine after serving as its poetry editor; and Deesha Philyaw, founding editor of 1839, curator of the VISIBLE series for the Rumpus and Mama's Writing at Raising Mothers, and co-editor of the anthology Tender. Panelists will discuss representation and activism in publishing, including the roles and responsibilities of editors in seeking diverse perspectives and narratives. They will talk about shaping the pages and cultures of presses and magazines through editorial leadership, challenging points of view, and addressing institutional change to welcome and support new voices.

This panel is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Publishing 101 with agent Monika Woods of Triangle House
Monika Woods
Monika Woods
Triangle House, founder

Monika Woods, literary agent and founder of Triangle House, discusses the basics of the publishing industry from an author-oriented perspective. She'll discuss platform (what does that mean and how do I get one?), querying (how do I even start?), and the path a project takes from draft to submission to book on a shelf.

Friday, November 6, 2020

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The Writing + Activist Life: Reading and Discussion with UNCW Alumni
Emily Louise Smith
Emily Louise Smith
Lookout Books, founder and publisher
Katherine Webb-Hehn
Katherine Webb-Hehn
Scalawag Magazine, state politics editor
Corinne Manning
Corinne Manning
We Had No Rules
Caitlin Rae Taylor
Caitlin Rae Taylor
Southern Humanities Review, managing editor

panel moderated by Emily Louise Smith