Online Literary Journals: Founding and Curating Inclusive Spaces

Online Literary Journals: Founding and Curating Inclusive Spaces

Join us for an inside look at the challenges and opportunities of founding and managing online literary journals from the founding editors of Guesthouse, Honey Literary Inc., Annulet: A Journal of Poetics, and The Account.

Moderated by Jane Huffman, the panel includes Dorothy Chan, Alicia Wright, Rita Mookerjee, & Tyler Mills

April 14, 6 pm CT // 4 PT, 5 MT, 7 ET

Of special interest to current and aspiring founding editors of online literary magazines, as well as writers who hope to submit to online journals. Hear the distinctive perspectives and experiences of five founding editors who are innovators in the field. Expect discussion on a range of topics, including technology; accessibility; art direction; building teams; marketing; soliciting submissions and working with contributors; diversity, equity, and inclusion; profitability, scalability, and classification; and sustainability. Audience Q & A.

Jane Huffman

Jane Huffman’s (she/her) poems have appeared in POETRY, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. She was a 2019 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship recipient. Jane is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is editor in chief of Guesthouse, an online literary magazine she founded in 2017. She reviews poetry for Publishers Weekly and other venues.

Dorothy Chan

Dorothy Chan (she/they) is the author of most recently, BABE (Diode Editions 2021), in addition to Revenge of the Asian Woman (Diode Editions, 2019), Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, 2018), and the chapbook Chinatown Sonnets (New Delta Review, 2017). They were a 2020 and 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship finalist, a 2020 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Poetry for Revenge of the Asian Woman, and a 2019 recipient of the Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing from Cornell University. Their work has appeared in POETRYThe American Poetry ReviewAcademy of American Poets, and elsewhere. Chan is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Editor Emeritus of Hobart, Book Reviews Co-Editor of Pleiades, and Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of Honey Literary Inc., a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization. They are this year's Resident Artist for Toward One Wisconsin. Visit their website at

Alicia Wright

Alicia Wright is a PhD candidate in English & Literary Arts at the University of Denver, where she was the 2020—2021 Denver Quarterly Editorial Fellow (Associate Editor), and currently serves as Managing Editor. The recipient of fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, her poems appear in Ecotone, The Paris Review, and jubilat, among others, and her critical prose appears in Avidly, Full Stop, and the Ploughshares blog. She is the founding editor of Annulet: A Journal of Poetics, which launched in 2021.

Rita Mookerjee

Rita Mookerjee (she/her) is the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University. In 2020, she was a Fulbright fellow in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the co-founder of Honey Literary, Inc. Her critical work has been featured in American Poetry Review, the Routledge Companion of Literature and Food, the Bloomsbury Handbook to Literary and Cultural Theory, and the Bloomsbury Handbook of Twenty-First Century Feminist Theory. Her poetry appears in Juked, Hobart Pulp, the Offing, and the Baltimore Review.

Tyler Mills

Tyler Mills is the author of City Scattered (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press 2022), Hawk Parable (Akron Poetry Prize, University of Akron Press 2019), Tongue Lyre (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), and co-author with Kendra DeColo of Low Budget Movie (Diode Editions Chapbook Prize, Diode Editions 2021). Her nonfiction manuscript-in-progress, The Bomb Cloud, recently received a Literature Grant from the Café Royal Foundation NYC. A poet and essayist, her poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe GuardianThe New RepublicThe Believer, and Poetry, and her essays in AGNIBrevityCopper NickelRiver Teeth, and The Rumpus. She teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute, is a Founding Editor of The Account, and lives in Brooklyn. 

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