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Behind the Curtain: The Editors Speak (AWP19)

  • Portland Ballroom 253-254, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2 Portland, OR (map)

The submission process can be daunting and mysterious. Most of us use an online submission system and then patiently wait—sometimes for more than a year—before receiving a canned rejection. So what can the average writer do to be a better submitter of their work, to catch an editor's eye, to get past the slush pile? This diverse panel assembles some of the top literary magazine editors in the country to answer your questions about the submissions process and what goes on behind the scenes. Panelists: Christian Kiefer, Oscar Villalon, Allison Wright, Emily Nemens, Karissa Chen.