With slush piles being stacked ever higher, it takes a special kind of piece to hook an editor’s attention.
In this two-hour session, you’ll hear from Matthew Stepanic—editor of Glass Buffalo and submissions editor for Eighteen Bridges—on what excites him about the submissions he considers and publishes. He’ll discuss what happens behind the scenes of a litmag’s review process and explain why some work doesn’t earn a second glance—or sometimes more than a second of his time.
You’ll learn how to best pair your writing with the magazines that want it, along with tips and tricks to keep your work from being buried at the bottom of the slush pile.
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Union Bank Inn (10053 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton)
This workshop includes:
- two hours of in-class instruction from editor Matthew Stepanic
- an opportunity to have all your questions around submitting work to lit mags answered
- a chance to network with fellow writers
- a well-stuffed swag bag
About Matthew Stepanic
Matthew Stepanic is the editor of Glass Buffalo and WHERE Edmonton, as well as the submissions editor for Eighteen Bridges. His poetry has appeared in Eighteen Bridges, The New Quarterly, and Frog Hollow Press’ The City Series: Edmonton, and his short fiction on coffee sleeves in Edmonton. His first book—the collaborative novel Project Compass, written with three other authors—will be published by Monto Books this fall. He currently has more books than space on his shelves.