Publishing in Literary Journals

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Richmond Heights Community Center, in The Argus Room

Are you an emerging writer or experienced? Do you write fiction or nonfiction—or poetry? At 7pm on Wednesday, September 13, come join the SLPA to learn tips and techniques on how to get published in literary journals. Meet our panel of established writers who will share their personal experiences and inside knowledge on the topic of publishing in literary journals. The Literary Journals panel will include Kelli Allen, Gianna Jacobson, Linda O’Connell, and Kim Lozano and will be hosted by Peggy Nehmen.

Kelli Allen’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the US and internationally. She is Poetry Editor for The Lindenwood Review and directs River Styx’s Hungry Young Poets Series. Her chapbook, Some Animals, won the 2016 Etchings Press Prize, and her chapbook, How We Disappear, won the 2016 Damfino Press Award. Her full-length poetry collection, Otherwise, Soft White Ash, arrived from John Gosslee Books (2012) and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her latest collection, Imagine Not Drowning, was released by C&R Press in January 2017. You can learn more about Kelli Allen at

Gianna Jacobson is the editor and publisher of december, a semi-annual literary journal based in St. Louis with contributors and subscribers all over the world. Gianna has an MFA in creative writing with an emphasis in fiction from UMSL, and her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of publications. Before turning to literary pursuits, she spent 20 years as a journalist. Contact Gianna at

Linda O’Connell is a two-time recipient of Metro Arts in Transit poetry award. Her work appears in Mid River’s Review, Mochila Review, Grist Literary Journal, Flashquake, New Verse News, Well Versed, Lucidity Poetry Journal, Lavenderia, St. Louis Review, Rat’s Ass Review, Silver Birch Press, Storm Country, and more. Get in touch with Linda at

Kim Lozano teaches creative writing for the St. Louis Writers Workshop and St. Louis Oasis. She served as a senior contributing editor at River Styx for six years. Her work has been published in Poetry Daily, The Iowa Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Poet Lore, and many other publications. Reach out to Kim at

Peggy Nehmen is a book designer, veteran graphic designer, and marketing consultant, as well as the Membership Chair of the SLPA. At Nehmen-Kodner, Peggy provides branding and marketing for indie authors, start-ups, and established companies and helps authors through the design process to produce customized book covers and interiors. Visit to learn more.

St. Louis Publishers Association Monthly Meeting:

2nd Wednesday of the Month
The Heights: Richmond Heights Community Center, in The Argus Room
8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO, 63117

Doors open at 6:30pm for networking; meeting begins at 7:00pm

Monthly meeting cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members (guest fee will be applied to membership if you decide to join at that meeting)

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