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LitMag-a-Palooza February 2nd
February 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Magazine Editors Kim Winternheimer (The Masters Review), Pam Wells (The Timberline Review), and Brenna Crotty (Calyx Journal)[/sh_pullquote]
On Tuesday, February 2nd, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers Portland hosts a panel discussion devoted to all things Literary Mag.
It’s a new year. What are your plans and resolutions?
You might be working on a new piece of short fiction, or staring at an essay you wrote when it was 98 degrees last August. Perhaps you want to submit your piece to a literary magazine. Great!
Only at last count, there were hundreds of journals around the country you could send your work to.
Just take a look at these online sites: newpages.com and thereviewreview.net and duotrope.com to name a few sources devoted to providing as much information as they can about journals! Portland is home to a dozen or so journals. We have Tin House, Glimmer Train, Burnside Review, The Masters Review, Clackamas Literary Review, The Portland Review, Calyx, Voicecatcher, Silk Road, Poetry Review, and others. The new kid on the block is Willamette Writers’ own lit journal, The Timberline Review.
So where do you start with submitting to a literary magazine?
How do you figure out which of them is a good fit for something you’ve written? How much do they pay? Do they pay? Who will read your work?
The February 2nd meeting is a good place to meet, listen to, and ask questions of notable local literary magazine editors Kim Winternheimer (Founding Editor of The Masters Review), Pam Wells (Founding co-Editor of The Timberline Review) and Brenna Crotty (Managing Editor at Calyx Journal).
The lively discussion, moderated by yours truly, may shed some light on the decision-making process that unfolds behind the closed doors of an editor’s office. What does an editor look for in short fiction? In poetry? In creative nonfiction? We will find out.
Here’s a bit more about the literary magazines that will join in the discussion:
The Masters Review
“The Masters Review is an online and in print publication celebrating new and emerging writers. We are on the lookout for the best new talent with hopes of publishing stories from writers who will continue to produce great work. We offer critical essays, book reviews by debut authors, contest deadlines and submissions info, and interviews with established authors, all with the hopes of bridging the gap between new and established writers.” The founding editor, Kim Winternheimer, adds: “Our anthology will be open for submissions until March 15th (http://mastersreview.com/anthology/). Amy Hempel is judging and it is our fifth volume, so we’re pretty excited.“
Calyx, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women
“Calyx Journal is a forum for women’s creative work—including work by women of color, lesbian and queer women, young women, old women. Each issue is packed with new poetry, short stories, full-color artwork, photography, essays, and reviews.”
The Timberline Review
The Timberline Review is Willamette Writers’ own newly launched literary journal, founded in 2015 by editors Peter Field and Pam Wells. The Winter/Spring 2016 issue publishes February 1st with new works of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and essays. Submissions now open through April 15th for the Summer/Fall 2016 issue, launched in time for the Willamette Writers Conference, August 12 – 14, at the Portland Airport Sheraton.
To learn more about our literary magazine panelists, and their publications, please visit their websites for their latest submission guidelines.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the decision-makers at some of Oregon’s finest literary magazines. Join us February 2nd at the Old Church. The doors open at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7:00 pm.