Wednesday, February 18, 2009

VQR at AWP

If The Virginia Quarterly Review had a table at AWP, I missed it. (Entirely possible.) But they did blog from the conference: here, here, here, and here (the most interesting of the posts, I think).

5 comments:

Waldo Jaquith, VQR said...

We didn't go this year. UVA's in the process of some pretty serious budget cutbacks, and skipping AWP was a way to save a pretty good chunk of change. One of our fearless Online Contributing Editors attended, though, and it's he who wrote about it for us.

Clifford Garstang said...

And wrote very interestingly.

You guys should tell Willard Spiegelman at Southwest Review about the budget cutbacks. At the panel on The Future (and Present) of Literary Magazines he made some snide remark about VQR being exempt from the financial constraints that face magazines like his.

Waldo Jaquith, VQR said...

Ha! If only that were so! I think the university has cut our budget every year for the past three years, certainly the past two. Don't get me wrong, they've been wonderfully supportive, it's just that as the entire university's budget has fallen, so too has our primary university funding. Thankfully, we're operated as a business—we sell copies, ads, subscriptions—and so we're able to make our own money, too. But running a literary magazine is, of course, not really a profitable endeavor. :)

BTW, I really enjoyed the Daily Progress article about your dad yesterday. I'll have to find a chance to see his art on exhibit—it looks just great.

Clifford Garstang said...

Hey, I believe you! Tell Willard!

By the way, Michael Garstang isn't my father (I had to google the DP to see who/what you were talking about.) I haven't even met the man, although I believe we are distant cousins--way distant.

willard spiegelman said...

I stand corrected. Welcome to the Poverty Club.