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Saturday, October 12 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Pursuit of Publishing: Rise to the Top of the Slush Pile

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Co-presented by MFA Writing at CCA

Four literary magazines answer the questions on every writer’s mind: what are you looking for? How can I make my submission shine? How do you decide who gets published and who goes to recycling bin? Secrets will be revealed. Featuring editors from ZYZZYVA, Foglifter Press, Under the Gum Tree, and Bellingham Review. $20 (for sessions 1 and 2 Pursuit of Pub. panels)

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Ho Lin

co-editor, Caveat Lector
Ho Lin is the author of "China Girl and Other Stories," a finalist for the 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards. He resides in San Francisco and is co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector (www.caveat-lector.org). Kirkus Reviews says of his work, "Lin writes with a natural lyricism... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Miah Jeffra

founding editor, Foglifter Press
Miah Jeffra is author of The First Church of What's Happening (Nomadic 2017), The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (forthcoming, Sibling Rivalry 2020) and The Violence Almanac (forthcoming, Black Lawrence 2021). Awards include the New Millennium Prize for fiction, the Sidney Lanier... Read More →
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Janna Marlies

founding editor, Under the Gum Tree
Janna Marlies Maron has nearly 20 years experience in publishing, both print and digital, and content development. She is a veteran of the industry and of storytelling in a variety of mediums. Her experience includes time as a newspaper staff writer and photographer, magazine managing... Read More →
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Melody Parker

Nonfiction Editor, Fourteen Hills University Review
Melody Parker graduated from San Francisco State University with an M.A. in Creative Writing and Certificates in the Teaching of Composition and Postsecondary Reading. She has worked as a freelance writer, contributing to numerous newspapers in the Bay Area. She currently teaches... Read More →
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Zack Ravas

Editorial Assistant, ZYZZYVA
Zack Ravas is the Editorial Assistant of ZYZZYVA literary magazine. In the past, he has worked with the literary publications Absinthe: A Journal of World Literature in Translation and Eleven Eleven. A graduate of California College of the Arts' MFA Creative Writing program, he is... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm PDT
California College of the Arts, Timken Auditorium
  Aspiring Writers