MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
5:30 – 8:30 P.M.
WSU-PULLMAN CAMPUS, BUNDY READING ROOM, AVERY HALL
Literary Speaking Agent Vaughan Ashlie Fielder/ Book Editor Carey Salerno/ North American Review Editor Rachel Morgan will conduct a workshop where students can gain substantial editing and publishing experience. The workshop will include but is not limited to discussion, writing exercises, and mock-job interviews.
Vaughan Ashlie Fielder will discuss building a career as a literary speaking agent. She will walk students through the day-to-day operations of running a business and the challenges of keeping an agency small and personal as opposed to going corporate. Carey Salerno will discuss independent publishing, submitting work, and working with an editor. She will share guidance on the various steps, including book contracts, marketing, publicity, and book tours. She may also discuss the publishing profession and how to “break in.” Rachel Morgan will discuss the nuances of being a genre editor at North American Review, including guidance on managing submissions, interacting with authors, and layout as well as the importance of keeping up with current trends in literary publishing in the digital age.
Little Patuxent Review published “The Plural of Grief” in their Winter 2018 issue. I answered some questions about editing the North American Review and navigating the post MFA life for a contributor interview.
Zone 3 features “Intervention Letterthought to Frederick Banting, Heavy Drinker,” in vol. 32. Also in the issue: nonfiction by Dan Beachy Quick and poems by Nancy Chen Long and Alyssa Jewell.
The Archway Reading & Lecture Series will begin the spring semester with an afternoon reading from poet and editor Rachel Morgan. This event is free and open to the public.
- Couchman Reading Room in the Charles C. Myers Library at the University of Dubuque
- Tuesday, February 27 3:30p.m.-5 p.m.
Rachel Morgan has new work out in Cimarron Review’s Golden Jubilee 50th issue. This anniversary issue has lots great work by Aimée Baker, William Olsen, Jim Daniels, among others.
Three of Rachel Morgan’s poems, “Empty,” “Eclogue on Coal Car,” and “Coal, An Epilogue” appear in current issue of About Place Journal on Political Landscapes. Editor issue Taylor Brorby writes, “Because the land is always changing, as are we–and perhaps that’s the role of art in this time: to point us towards what we know and help launch us into the Unknown, searching for the possible and the real.” Also in the issue are great pieces of nonfiction by Mary Swander and Pam Houston.
Rachel Morgan’s manuscript, Sequelae, was a finalist for the 2017 National Poetry Series. The manuscripts selected for publication are:
The Lumberjack’s Dove by GennaRose Nethercott, chosen by Louise Gluck for Ecco
Anarcha Speaks by Dominique Christina, chosen by Tyehimba Jess for Beacon Press
feeld by Jos Charles, chosen by Fady Joudah for Milkweed Editions
What It Doesn’t Have to Do With by Lindsay Bernal, chosen by Paul Guest for University of Georgia Press
Museum of the Americas by J.Michael Martinez, chosen by Cornelius Eady for Penguin Books
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!
Rachel Morgan will be reading at the Fall 2017 Meacham Writers’ Workshop with Richard Jackson, and Sophfronia Scott on October 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. on the campus of UTC in 101 Derthick Hall. The Meacham Writers’ Workshop weekend also features readings by Earl Braggs, Christian Collier, Pamela Uschuk, and a special Saturday night reading from from the Truth to Power Anthology.
Rachel Morgan’s poem, “Etiology” appears in the summer 2017 issue of Prairie Schooner, along with new poems from Karen An-hwei Lee, Cynthia Cruz, and a review of the anthology, If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems.
“Love Letter Letterthought to Frederick Banting, Unlucky in Love” appears in DIAGRAM 17.3. Also in the issue are some incredible pieces by Maddy Raskulinecz, Hilary S. Jacqmin, and Fritz Ward.