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Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Why You Should Submit to Literary Journals

Are you an emerging writer or experienced? Do you write fiction or nonfiction—or poetry? On Wednesday, September 13, learn tips and techniques on how to get published in literary journals. Meet our panel of established writers who will share their personal experiences and inside knowledge on the topic of publishing in literary journals. The Literary Journals panel discussion will include Kelli Allen, Gianna Jacobson, Linda O’Connell, and Kim Lozano.

Kelli Allen’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the US and internationally. She is Poetry Editor for The Lindenwood Review and directs River Styx’s Hungry Young Poets Series. Her chapbook, Some Animals, won the 2016 Etchings Press Prize, and her chapbook, How We Disappear, won the 2016 Damfino Press Award. Her full-length poetry collection, Otherwise, Soft White Ash, arrived from John Gosslee Books (2012) and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her latest collection, Imagine Not Drowning, was released by C&R Press in January 2017. Learn more about Kelli Allen at kelli-allen.com.

Gianna Jacobson is the editor and publisher of december, a semi-annual literary journal based in St. Louis with contributors and subscribers all over the world. Gianna has an MFA in creative writing with an emphasis in fiction from UMSL, and her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of publications. Before turning to literary pursuits, she spent 20 years as a journalist. Contact Gianna at gianna@decembermag.org.

Linda O’Connell
is a two-time recipient of Metro Arts in Transit poetry award. Her work appears in Mid River’s Review, Mochila Review, Grist Literary Journal, Flashquake, New Verse News, Well Versed, Lucidity Poetry Journal, Lavenderia, St. Louis Review, Rat’s Ass Review, Silver Birch Press, Storm Country, and more. Get in touch with Linda at billin@charter.net.

Kim Lozano teaches creative writing for the St. Louis Writers Workshop and St. Louis Oasis. She served as a senior contributing editor at River Styx for six years. Her work has been published in Poetry Daily, The Iowa Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Poet Lore, and many other publications. Reach out to Kim at kimberlynlozano@gmail.com.


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