What Do Editors Want?

Meeting Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:30pm


Editors of three prestigious literary journals, Alexis Williams of New Millennium Writings, Richard Hermes of Grist, and Marianne Worthington of Still will explain what they’re looking for and how they work at the May program of the Knoxville Writers' Guild. The program will take place Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 pm.


The public is invited to the program, which will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Avenue. Admission is a suggested $2 and parking is free.


Alexis Williams has been a part of New Millennium Writings (NMW) since its founding in 1996An honors graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a B.A. in English Literature, she spent several years working in higher education and in corporate communications and publishing, before taking over as Editor of NMW in 2012. She has to date published hundreds of writers within the pages of NMW and looks forward to many more years of rewarding and publishing members of the writing community.


Richard Hermes is a Ph.D. candidate in the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee. His awards include Minnesota Monthly's Tamarack Award, a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and a Luce Scholars fellowship to Thailand, where he worked as a writer and editor for eight years. His favorite invisible city is currently Euphemia.


Marianne Worthington grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and moved to southeastern Kentucky in 1990 where she works as a teacher, editor & writer. In 2009 she co-founded Still: The Journalan online literary journal with Silas House & Jason Howard. She has a poetry chapbook, Larger Bodies Than Mine, from Finishing Line Press, and she edited the first three volumes of the Motif anthology series from MotesBooks. She am also poetry editor (and the former book reviews editor) for Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine. 


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