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An Evening With the Editors: A Lit Mag & Small Press Roundtable

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Join us for an evening of all things CNF publishing. Hippocampus Magazine associate editor Rae Pagliarulo will moderate a discussion with five literary magazine/small press publishers. There will be plenty of time for audience questions at the end.

Note: This is ONE OF FOUR events we’re hosting the weekend of Aug.10-11! Read about all of them here.

This webinar session will feature:

DW McKinney of Shenandoah Literary

dw mckinney edtior and writerDW McKinney is a writer and editor based in Las Vegas, Nevada. A 2024 Torch Literary Arts Fellow, she is the recipient of fellowships from the VCCA, PERIPLUS Collective, Writing By Writers, Voodoonauts, and The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Her work appears in Oxford American, Los Angeles Review of Books, Ecotone, TriQuarterly, and Narratively, among others. She also serves as a nonfiction editor at Shenandoah Literary. Learn more about her at www.dwmckinney.com.

Hattie Fletcher of Short Reads and Belt Publishing

hattie fletcherHattie Fletcher is a senior editor at Belt Publishing and a co-founder of “Short Reads,” a weekly email-based publication showcasing flash nonfiction. She was the managing editor at Creative Nonfiction from 2004 – 2022 and the editor of the monthly True Story magazine.

Stories she’s worked on have been reprinted in the Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing and the Best Women’s Travel Writing and have been awarded the Pushcart Prize. She is an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches “Editing for Writers.”

Kristine Langley Mahler of Split/Lip Press
Kristine Langley MahlerKristine Langley Mahler is the author of three nonfiction books, A CALENDAR IS A SNAKESKIN (Autofocus, 2023), CURING SEASON: ARTIFACTS (West Virginia University Press, 2022), and TEEN QUEEN TRAINING (forthcoming with Autofocus, 2026). Her work has been supported by the Nebraska Arts Council and Art at Cedar Point, twice named Notable in Best American Essays, and has appeared in print and online at DIAGRAM, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, Brevity, and Hunger Mountain, among others. She is the director of Split/Lip Press. A memoirist experimenting with the truth on the suburban prairie, Kristine makes her home outside Omaha, Nebraska. Her work may be found at kristinelangleymahler.com or @suburbanprairie.
Michael B. Tager of Mason Jar Press

michael b tagerAbout the speaker: Michael B.  Tager is the managing editor of Mason Jar Press and ostensibly the author of Pop Culture Poetry: the Definitive Collection. He is also well aware of the fleeting nature of life, so doesn’t really claim ownership of anything. One time he beat Contra without using the Konami Code and estimates that he had to burn several hundred hours of his life becoming good enough to do that. His website is Michaelbtager.com.

Steph Auteri of Hippocampus Magazine (essays editor)

steph auteriSteph Auteri has written for the Atlantic, the Guardian, Pacific Standard, VICE, and other publications. Her more literary work has appeared in Poets & Writers, Creative Nonfiction, Under the Gum Tree, and elsewhere. She is the author of A Dirty Word and the founder of Guerrilla Sex Ed.

Rae Pagliarulo, moderator (associate editor/flash editor)

rae pagliarulo

Rae Pagliarulo works as a nonprofit fundraising consultant in her lifelong home of Philadelphia. Her essays, poems, and articles have appeared in Full Grown People, bedfellows, Hippocampus, The Manifest-Station, r.kv.r.y. quarterly, the Brevity Blog, and numerous others. Her work is anthologized in The Best of Philadelphia Stories: 10th Anniversary Edition. She is the 2014 recipient of the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize, a 2019 Best of the Net nominee, and a graduate of Rosemont College’s MFA program.


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August 11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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