Volume IV: Digital Colloquium


Thursday, Oct 29, 2020



“Welcome to the Digital Colloquium” 

9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

A brief talk by members of FUSE National with an overview of the day’s events

Morning and Early Afternoon Sessions

 “Starting Your Own Journal or Press”

10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

This panel featuring publishing professionals will cover the ins and outs of establishing a presence in publishing. How do you start a journal or press? How do you assemble a team for the journal? How much does it cost? Non-profit status? What separates a journal or press from the pack? Two incredible writers and editors, Karen Babine of Assay and Jeff Alessandrelli of Fonograph Editions, will discuss all of that and more.  

Keynote Speaker

11:00 a.m. — 12:00 a.m.

 FUSE is happy to welcome Rob Spillman, co-founder and former editor of Tin House, as our keynote speaker.


12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

During this hour feel free to refresh, there are no panels.

"Literary Internships"

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

What can you expect from interning at an independent press? In this panel, we'll hear from several former Hamline University MFA students who've interned at Graywolf Press, Coffee House Press, Milkweed Editions, and WiseInk Publishing. We'll learn how to put the skills developed working at a literary magazine to use and hear some tips on how to become a competitive candidate in the field.   

Concurrent Breakout Sessions in the Afternoon



Evening Wrap-Up

Final Words/Coffee Chat

5:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

Everyone comes together to view journals, meet in small groups, and say goodbye for now. 


5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

Another free period.

Final Event

FUSE Open Mic

7:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.

All are welcome to participate in this traditional FUSE conference finale.

2:00 p.m.—2:45 p.m.

"FUSE Information Session"

Dr. Catherine Dent, Susquehanna Univ. 

Professor Rachel Hall, SUNY Geneseo

Nicole Callahan, SUNY Geneseo

Quinn Burkhart, Susquehanna University


"History of Student Literary Journals"

Lara Mangino, SUNY Geneseo

Abigail Krautheim,Susquehanna University 

"Literary Journals in the Digital World"

Jason Ferris, Susquehanna University

Rebecca Williamson, SUNY Geneseo

"Diversify Your Magazine"

Kailah Johnson, Susquehanna University

Sophie Stein, Penn State University

"Writing and Publishing in Crisis"

Kayla Bush, Susquehanna University

Nicole Callahan, SUNY Geneseo

"Literary Journals and Politics"

Lara Mangino, SUNY Geneseo

Keziah Landis, Cabrini University 

3:00 p.m. — 3:45 p.m

4:00 p.m. — 4:45 p.m


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