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You CAN Judge a Journal by Its Cover: Editors on Cover Art

April 3, 2015 by Kirby | 0 comments

I was invited to speak on several panels at AWP this year and, while I’ve organized a few before, I have never been on one. So when I took on the editorship at BWR and was suddenly getting invites after last year’s conference, I was feeling a little bit like HOT SHIT, but was also petrified at the idea of being an authority on anything.

Thankfully, the one panel that was accepted by the conference is something I feel I can speak on, quite easily. So If you’re there, join me for it. We can talk about the blending of art and literature and feel fancy.

Hit the link for all the info.

Thursday 3:00 pm to 4:15
You CAN Judge a Journal by Its Cover: Editors on Cover Art
David Lynn, Quincy Troupe, Kirby Johnson, Kwame Dawes
Room 200 F&G, Level 2, F243

Four editors of leading literary journals discuss the aesthetic and impact factors that go into matching the literary arts with wonderful cover art. Through the examples of the journals’ most successful covers, this panel will address finding artists for covers, considering design costs, weighing the politics of certain images, and more. Finally, the editors will share their reasons for thinking seriously and boldly about cover art and what impact these images have on editorial material within.

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