Get Involved!

Each year the Long River Review seeks editors and staff for the following positions:

  • Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Fiction Editor, Nonfiction Editor, Poetry Editor, Copy Editor(s), Translation Editor, Interviews Editor, Online & Blog Editor, Editorial Reading Panels, and Production Staff

Students who wish to work on the Long River Review register for English 3713,  a practicum in literary journal editing, offered every spring. Class members read widely in contemporary literary magazines, familiarizing themselves with older established journals like The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, and Poetry, as well as edgier new journals like The Believer, A Public Space, and Fence. Among the questions the class addresses are: What are the significant literary magazines of our day? What various audiences do these publications serve? How does a journal’s editor shape its literary aesthetic? What is the future of the print literary magazine in the digital age? Readings are combined with short writings, research presentations, and hands-on editing work. The class culminates with the public release of its major project, that year’s issue of the Long River Review.

English 3713 is by permission only. Students who wish to apply should e-mail a one page letter detailing class standing, past English classes, and any other writing and editorial experience to Professor Litman at ellen.litman@uconn.edu by October 15 in the fall semester. Interviews will be arranged in late October.

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