The following literary magazines and small presses will be participating in the conference on October 26. We'll be adding to this list as we go along. Editors from these magazines and presses will either be participating in panels, running workshops, or participating in our "speed dating with editors" one-on-one workshop sessions. We’ll be adding to this list as we get closer to the conference.


American Short Fiction publishes work by emerging and established voices: stories that dive into the wreck, that stretch the reader between recognition and surprise, that conjure a particular world with delicate expertise—stories that take a different way home. Stories published by American Short Fiction are anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Non-Required Reading, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and elsewhere.

Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes short stories, poems, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed media, book reviews, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive literary whimsy.

Barrelhouse is a literary organization that publishes a biannual print magazine, as well as a regularly updated website of fiction, prose, poetry, book reviews, and literary things. We organize this conference right here, as well as the Writer's Retreat Writer Camp. Barrelhouse is the organizer and sponsor of the Barrelhouse Amplifier, a $1,500 cash award for an emerging literary organization. The first two recipients of the Amplifier were Girls Write Pittsburgh (2017) and Fiyah Magazine (2018). 

Fear No Lit is a literary organization based in Lancaster, PA. Through live events like Page Match and one-of-a-kind projects like The Submerging Writer Fellowship, Fear No Lit works to create offbeat literary experiences and fill gaps in local and national writing communities. The organization was co-founded by Erin Dorney and Tyler Barton in 2016.

The Gettysburg Review: Published by Gettysburg College, the Gettysburg Review is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as Christopher Coake, Holly Goddard Jones, Kyle Minor, Ginger Strand, and Charles Yu, whose short-story collection, Third-Class Superhero, was selected recently by Richard Powers as one of the National Book Foundation’s “Five Under 35.”

Gettysburg Review Editor Mark Drew (right) at 2017's "Speed Dating with Editors" session.

Gettysburg Review Editor Mark Drew (right) at 2017's "Speed Dating with Editors" session.

Longleaf Review publishes "fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry––all of it weird." We have two submission periods per year and publish new work every Sunday.

Mason Jar Press is an independent press based out of beautiful Baltimore, MD. We specialize in full-length publications and handmade, limited edition chapbooks by established as well as emerging writers. If you enjoy strong, straight-forward poetry and prose that's just a little off, then we've got something for you. is a digital publication that looks beyond the news headlines and clickbait, focusing instead on ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Our network of over 3,000 talented storytellers have experience at the most celebrated publications on Earth, and they come to Narratively with the passion projects they care about most—having combed our world’s big cities and hidden corners for the characters and narratives that mainstream media aren’t finding—the underdogs and overlooked tales that enlighten us, connect us, and capture our imagination.

[PANK]: Founded in 2006 by M. Bartley Seigel and Roxane Gay, [PANK] Magazine is a literary magazine fostering access to innovative poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers. Up country, to the end of the road, to a far shore and the edge of things, to a place of amalgamation and unplumbed depths, a place inhabited by contradiction, quirk and startling anomaly, where the known is made and unmade, and where unimagined futures are born, [PANK].

Rescue Press is an independent publisher of chaotic and investigative work, founded in the winter of 2009. We publish work by activists, artists, craftsmen, list-makers, philosophers, poets, scientists, writers, and creative thinkers of all kinds. We're interested in collections of artwork, comics, essays, experiments, how-tos, interrogations, manifestos, notes, poetry, stories, and anything else that transforms us.

The Rumpus strives to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere. We want to shine a light
on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power.

Santa Fe Writer’s Project was founded in 1998 by Andrew Gifford and is dedicated to artistic preservation, recognizing exciting new authors, and bringing out of print work back to the shelves through an eclectic catalog of fiction and creative nonfiction, an online quarterly journal, and an annual Awards Program that has been judged by writers such as Benjamin Percy, Emily St. John Mandel, Jayne Anne Phillips, Robert Olen Butler, and many others. Find out more at