CFP: [Professional] 2008 Mid-Atlantic College Literary Magazine Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Leslye Friedberg
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The 2008 Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference proudly announces this
exciting, new student-centered conference for college student magazine editors, student writers,
artists, and faculty advisors. Co-hosted by Community College of Philadelphia and Ocean County
College, this one-day conference will take place October 3, 2008, at Community College of
Philadelphia which is a short walk from the vibrant cultural arts, historical offerings, and eclectic
restaurants of downtown Philadelphia.

The conference co-chairs invite proposal abstracts of 250-300 words from students and faculty
advisors (group proposals are limited to 3 people). We will give preference to proposals which
clearly exemplify a student-centered focus, student-faculty collaborations, and engaging
approaches to editing, publishing, financing, and promoting a student literary magazine, as well
as ways in which student magazines motivate student success, writing skills, and involvement in
the academic experience.

Proposed sessions and roundtable discussions include:
--innovative faculty-student collaborations (roundtable)
--art and graphic design
--online magazines
--financing the student literary magazine
--promoting and developing the magazine
--student literary magazines & outreach to the community (roundtable)
--alternative expressions (e.g., CDs, Podcasts, MySpace Music Pages/MP3 tracks, etc.)

In addition, we are seeking proposals from enthusiastic faculty who can provide workshops in
--developing and teaching a literary magazine production course
--copyright and legal issues
--graphic design and layout

Conference keynote speaker or writer: TBA
Conference will end with an open-mic for students.

Please submit abstract with a title, names of all presenters, email addresses, name
of student literary magazine, and college affiliation. Indicate student or faculty status, along with
brief credentials (i.e., Managing Editor or Faculty Advisor) for each presenter.

Deadline for proposals is July 1, 2008.
Abstracts MUST be sent to all four conference co-chairs:
Leslye Friedberg, lfriedberg_at_
Dana Lauro,
Dr. Michelle Myers,
Heidi Sheridan,

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