Publishing Perspectives: A Creative Nonfiction Editors Panel

General Session


Join creative nonfiction editors from literary magazines and small presses for a moderated panel on the state of publishing creative nonfiction today. We'll discuss submissions, revisions, and other aspects from query to response.


  • Steph Auteri - essays editor, Hippocampus Magazine
  • Dinty W. Moore - founder, Brevity
  • Alexis Paige - CNF editor, Vine Leaves Press


  • Athena Dixon


  • Steph Auteri

    Steph Auteri has written for the Atlantic, the Guardian, Pacific Standard, VICE, and other publications. Her more literary work has appeared in Poets & Writers, Creative Nonfiction, Under the Gum Tree, and elsewhere. Steph is the author of A Dirty Word and the founder of Guerrilla Sex Ed, and she...

  • Dinty W. Moore

    Dinty W. Moore is author of numerous books. How did that happen? Well, after brief, disastrous employment as a zookeeper, a modern dancer, a Greenwich Village waiter, a documentary filmmaker, and a wire service journalist, he had run out of other options.He has been published in Harpers, The New York...

  • Alexis Paige

    Alexis Paige is the author of Work Hard, Not Smart: How to Make a Messy Literary Life, a craft memoir about neurodivergent creativity, and Not a Place on Any Map, a memoir-in-flash about the geography of trauma and addiction--both published by Vine Leaves Press, where Paige serves as CNF Aquisitions...

  • Athena Dixon

    Athena Dixon is the author of No God in This Room (Argus House Press, 2018) and The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Split/Lip Press, 2020). Her work also appears in The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books, 2018) and Getting to the Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative...