Building the Literary Robot
by ________Posted on January 5th, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Another lit mag panel to attend this coming AWP Conference, Friday February 4th, 4:30-5:45pm:
Building the Literary Robot: The Lit Journal as New Media. (James Engelhardt from Prairie Schooner, Scott Lindenbaum from Electric Literature, Jurgen Fauth from Fictionaut, Zach Dodson from featherproof books, Zachary Schomburg from Octopus Magazine & Books, Travis Kurowski from Luna Park)
Lit has gone viral, adapted to fit Twitter feeds, iPhone apps, and social networks, and fashioned into flash animation for posting on YouTube. How do literary journals step into these new, far-reaching modes of publishing? What role will e-literature have in contemporary publishing and the teaching of creative writing? What will this mean to the traditional short story, poem, and essay? Writers and editors of online and print literary journals tell how they’ve explored new e-lit territory.