ANCHORAGE | Demystifying Literary Journals
with Ronald Spatz
Sunday, April 15, 2018 / 2 hours / 10 AM – 12 Noon
Members or currently enrolled students: $28 | Nonmembers: $35
Cap: 12 | All experience levels
Literary magazines are a vital part of the publishing world, but the submission process can seem confusing and at times intimidating. This class, taught by the founding editor of Alaska Quarterly Review, will help you get noticed by journal editors. We will discuss the literary journal market, resources for discovering new magazines, how to write strong cover letters, and other aspects of putting your best foot forward when submitting your work. Participants will each receive a complimentary copy of Alaska Quarterly Review.
Instructor bio: Ronald Spatz is Professor of English and founding dean of the Honors College at UAA. A former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Professor Spatz is a nationally recognized and influential literary editor. He is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Alaska Quarterly Review and the founder of LitSite Alaska. In addition to his published prose, Professor Spatz has also produced a number of short films that have aired on public television. His latest short film, SHAAWATKE’É’S BIRTH, is based on a poem in Tlingit and English by two UAS professors and poets, Emily Wall and X’unei Lance Twitchell. The film is airing this fall on public television statewide in Alaska and at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. Professor Spatz has received two Alaska Governor’s Awards–one in the Arts and the other in the Humanities.