“One of the first places a writer can find an audience for their work is through literary magazines. But with so many venues to choose from and so much competition out there, understanding what lit mags are looking for can often be confusing. In this panel, Heather Bartlett, Kathryn Henion, and Barrett Bowlin — three multi-genre writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, who have each been published in a wide variety of journals — will talk about submissions, slush piles, serial rights, and how best to prepare your work for consideration.”

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RHINO Poetry’s Global Release party for their 2020 issue is underway. Heather Bartlett reads her poem, “That is Not My Name” as part of #RHINOSight2020. 


Fiction News:

Heather’s short story, “How to Choose,” has been included in the Los Angeles Review’s Best-of anthology. Purchase it here. LAR 22

Readings & Events:

“Writing Queer Body, Intimacy, and Truth.” Poetry Reading at NeMLA, Boston, MA. March 2020.

“Put up or Shut Up: A Reading by Teachers of Writing,” spring writes
Spring Writes Literary Festival, Ithaca, NY, 2019.”

“Creative Writers at Cortland,” SUNY Cortland, 2018.

“Seven Minutes in Heaven: A Literary Spin the Bottle,” Spring Writes Literary Festival, Ithaca, NY, 2018

“Works-in-Progress” Poetry Reading, Spring Writes Literary Festival, Ithaca, NY, 2018.

Panels & Workshops:

*“Total Submission: Understanding the Kinks and Quirks of Literary Magazines.” Panel. Spring Writes Virtual Literary Festival, Ithaca, NY, 2020. 

“The Literary Magazine Labyrinth: Mapping, Planning, and Getting Started,” Spring Writes Literary Festival, Ithaca, NY, 2018.

“Teaching Descriptive Writing through the Language of Film.” Workshop for teachers, Writing Matters Conference, SUNY Cortland, 2018.