Independent for Life: The Value and Benefits of Publishing with an Independent Press

Celebrate the importance of independent presses at this CLMP panel at #AWP24.

Event Date
Event Time
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Venue
Room 2505AB, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2

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The hundreds of independent presses in the United States each publish beautiful, important, and high-quality books. Working with an independent press can be the beginning of a partnership that nurtures your writing and makes space for creative risk-taking. Indie presses’ dedication to their work allows them to compete with much bigger publishers for recognition in the literary world. Come learn why writers choose to entrust their work to these essential publishers at all stages of their careers.

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Moderator: Montana Agte-Studier, Director of Membership & NYSCA NYTAP, CLMP

Carmen Giménez, Publisher and Director, Graywolf Press

Adam Levy, Co-Publisher, Transit Books

Shelley Wong, Author, As She Appears (YesYes Books, 2022)