Okla Elliott: Since one of my goals for doing this editors forum is to promote literary journals and hopefully garner subscriptions for the journals involved here and others, could you discuss what you think editors and writers could be doing to increase readership of literary journals? For example, one tactic I’ve used is to require workshop […]
ANNE MCPEAK is the managing editor at A Public Space.
GNOMIC SAVIORS: EDITORS ON EDITING – WHAT IS THE PLACE OF POLITICS IN LIT MAGS?
Okla Elliott: Since we’ve hit economics and corrective missions, it might be appropriate to talk about the place of politics in literature. It strikes me that American authors are so often unwilling to engage with anything political, whereas European, Latin American, and African authors do so almost constantly. I’ve even gotten the sense from many writers […]
GNOMIC SAVIORS: EDITORS ON EDITING – HOW DO EDITORS SELECT WORK FOR PUBLICATION?
Okla Elliott: What is the process by which your journal’s staff selects a piece for publication? Jodee Stanley: At Ninth Letter we have a fairly large editorial staff, with three faculty editors for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, as well as several graduate students who work as readers and assistant editors. The selection process is pretty much the same […]
GNOMIC SAVIORS: EDITORS ON EDITING – HOW DO AN INCREASING NUMBER OF LIT MAGS DEFEND THEIR RELEVANCE?
Okla Elliott: The United States is unique in that we have literally thousands of literary journals, whereas countries like England or Germany have only a few dozen, and some countries have fewer than ten. Now, the circulation on some of these tend to beat ours, but not always. So, what is the effect of the massive […]
GNOMIC SAVIORS: EDITORS ON EDITING – WHY DO EDITORS EDIT?
Okla Elliott: I feel most editors get into the editing business at least in part to correct certain wrongs they see in contemporary literature. There is of course the love of literature in general that brings us to this work, but what kinds of literature do you see as needing more airtime and how do you […]
GNOMIC SAVIORS: EDITORS ON EDITING – WHAT HAPPENS TO LIT MAGS IN A RECESSION?
Okla Elliott: Everyone is talking about the current economic situation in the US. How is this affecting literary journals, and what are the solutions you’ve found? Jodee Stanley (Ninth Letter): I think the economy has got us all biting our nails, looking over our shoulders. I’m interested to hear what independent journals have to say about the […]
GNOMIC SAVIORS: EDITORS ON EDITING (full roundtable discussion)
GNOMIC SAVIORS: EDITORS ON EDITING What happens to lit mags in a recession? moderated by Okla Elliott responses by Jacob Knabb, Ben George, Aaron Burch, Raymond Hammond, Anne McPeak, and Jodee Stanley Okla Elliott: Everyone is talking about the current economic situation in the US. How is this affecting literary journals, and what are the […]
GNOMIC SAVIORS: Editors on Editing, a roundtable discussion with Jacob Knabb, Ben George, Anne McPeak, Raymond Hammond, Jodee Stanley, Aaron Burch, and Okla Elliott
Read the roundtable discussion in its entirety, or read individual sections below. WHAT HAPPENS TO LIT MAGS IN A RECESSION? WHY DO EDITORS EDIT? HOW DO AN INCREASING NUMBER OF LIT MAGS DEFEND THEIR RELEVANCE? HOW DO EDITORS SELECT WORK FOR PUBLICATION? WHAT IS THE PLACE OF POLITICS IN LIT MAGS? HOW CAN LIT MAGS INCREASE […]
Contributor Bios for Issue 2 Winter 2010
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
MAYDAY Magazine: Issue 2 Winter 2010
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]