This two-credit course involves working on the conceptualization, editing, design, and production of the first issue of Bennington’s newly relaunched national print literary magazine, Bennington Review. Students will serve as Assistant Editors for the 2015-16 academic year, studying and practicing all aspects of magazine editing, production and design, as well as helping with the journal’s day-to-day operations. The course will also engage students in discussions of contemporary print and digital literary culture, and of the history of literary magazines.
Students will be selected in part based on their familiarity with contemporary poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction, as well as for prior editorial experience. Background in design or layout is especially welcome. Students should anticipate plenty of work for two credits, as well as an intensive, hands-on, professional experience.
Corequisite: Students will be required to attend Wednesday Literature evenings and Poetry at Bennington events.