Panel Discussion: Publishing Your Creative Work: Online or Print?

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

As the number of creative writing programs and their attendant aspiring authors grows exponentially, the process of getting work published and finding an audience has become increasingly difficult. Choosing a journal to submit to or making the decision to self-publish is just the first step. Today writers are faced with another dilemma: which is preferable, print or online? Are there differences in status, circulation, and opportunity? What about getting paid? 

Our panelists will discuss the question of whether open access (the practice of making academic journal articles freely available online) should be extended to non-scholarly work, specifically the kind of creative work published in zines and literary journals. They’ll also describe their publications, and offer insights into the pros and cons of selling print copies versus providing free online access.

We'll conclude with a workshop on creating zines, led by Julia Glassman, UCLA Librarian, novelist, and zinester. 


Darcy Cosper, Deputy Senior Fiction Editor, LA Review of Books and Editor in Chief, Swink

Julia Glassman, Writing Librarian at UCLA’s Powell Library, author of the novel Other Life Forms, and various zines

Michelle Meyering, Director of Programs and Events, PEN Center USA, and founding editor of The Ratting Wall

Kevin Mosby, Editor, Westwind

 Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.