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From Slush Pile to Newsstand: Workshopping the Magazine Workflow
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From Slush Pile to Newsstand: Workshopping the Magazine Workflow

Magazine production is deadline heavy, with tight turnarounds and last-minute changes. To stay on schedule, many contributors and editors need to work in sync, like the parts of a well-oiled machine. In this six-hour seminar, Jennifer Landels, managing editor of Pulp Literature magazine, will walk us through the typical workflow of a literary magazine, from submissions to final proofing.

We’ll begin with an overview of the production workflow and then examine each of the editorial stages in terms of roles, responsibilities, and timelines, with an emphasis on the use of cloud-based technology to facilitate communication and streamline workflow. At each stage, participants will get hands-on experience editing, managing, and proofing using online applications for collaborative editing.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to the magazine workflow: who does what, and when
  • Sorting the slush pile: what constitutes a yes, a no, and a maybe
  • Acquisitions: the art of story selection
  • Story and developmental editing: massaging and moulding without losing the story’s shape
  • Author management: keeping the author involved and the project on track
  • Copy editing: walking the line between style guide and voice
  • The designer’s dream: making a cogent layout guide for your designer
  • Proofreading: the quest for perfection
  • The bleeding edge: final files

During this seminar, participants will

  • gain insights into the timeline and workflow of a literary magazine, from submissions to shelf
  • practise using a suite of cloud-based applications to stay on top of deadlines, facilitate communication between team members, speed up the exchange of edits and ideas, track version history, and reduce file clutter
  • develop strategies to smooth the production workflow and keep clients happy

This seminar will be beneficial to editors currently working in magazine publishing and those who are interested in getting into the industry. It will be particularly helpful for editors looking to improve their workflow or processes, change roles within their publications, or expand their publishing expertise.

Participants should be comfortable working on a computer, but no specific technical experience is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops (with access to a web browser and word processing tool). If this isn’t possible, there may be limited opportunities to share a laptop with another participant.

Jennifer Landels is a founding editor of Pulp Literature Press. As managing editor, she has a finger in all the production line pots that need stirring. Prior to starting the press, she worked as a freelance editor, writer, and designer.

 

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Date & Time: Jan 27, 2018 10:00 AM to
Jan 27, 2018 05:00 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]

 

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Location: BCIT Downtown Campus
Room 420
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver B.C.
Canada
 

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Registration Closes: Jan 23, 2018 11:59 PM

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EAC-BC Branch Coordinator
bccoordinator@editors.ca
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