Publishing Your Short Story 101
Publishing Your Short Story 101
Sunday, November 10, 4pm
Join four editors of award-winning, nationally recognized literary magazines for a discussion of how to publish a short story. What makes editors fall in love with a story? Why do stories get rejected? Panelists will talk about the editorial process, current trends in writing and publishing, and answer audience questions.
Meagan Lucas is the author of the novel Songbirds and Stray Dogs. Her short work has appeared in The Santa Fe Writer’s Project, The New Southern Fugitives, Still: The Journal, and The Blue Mountain Review, among others. The Fiction Editor for Barren Magazine, she lives with her husband and children in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she teaches writing at a technical community college.
Jessie Van Rheenen is the Associate Editor of The Greensboro Review and Assistant Director of the MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro. In addition to coordinating the visiting writers series, she teaches undergraduate fiction writing and courses on contemporary publishing and speculative literature. Before joining the university, she worked in documentary film production and arts administration in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Rachel Ranie Taube is the managing editor of Ecotone at UNC-Wilmington, where she is pursuing her MFA in Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cleaver, matchbook, The Penn Review, and The Millions.
James Tate Hill James Tate Hill is the author of Academy Gothic, winner of the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Literary Hub, Prairie Schooner, Hobart, and Writer’s Digest, among others. He is the fiction editor for the journal Monkeybicycle and a contributing editor for Literary Hub, where he writes a monthly audiobooks column.
Barren Magazine is a literary publication that features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography for hard truths, long stares, and gritty lenses. Founded in 2018, Barren is a safe space that embraces the beauty of the human condition and celebrates diversity, inclusion, and equality.
The Greensboro Review began in 1966, founded by students in the MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro. Today, the journal continues to be faculty- and student-run, with two issues a year published in partnership with UNC Press. GR editors regularly showcase fiction and poetry from both emerging and established writers whose work may be risk-taking or overlooked.
Ecotone’s mission is to publish and promote the best place-based work being written today. Founded in 2005, the award-winning magazine explores the ecotones, or transition zones, between landscapes, literary genres, scientific and artistic disciplines, and identities. Among our contributors are winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, but we’re equally excited to champion new and underrepresented voices in the realm of reimagining place.
Founded in Seattle in 2002, Monkeybicycle was one of the earliest journals to publish fiction online. Champtioning new voices as well as established authors, stories that first appeared in Monkeybicycle have been anthologized in Best American Non-required Reading, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfictions.