This special class offering is available to students who select the "staff" option for their afternoon track. It is offered three days a week.

This course will examine the basic operations and principles of magazine publishing, with a focus on literary journals. Student editors will examine several literary journals and learn what happens behind the scenes of a magazine as they make decisions about how to order, shape, and curate work in several genres. By the end of the course, student editors will create, edit, and produce an online literary magazine, showcasing it at the final reading and reception on the last day of the Institute.

James Miranda's writing has appeared in the Mississippi Review, Cimarron Review, Gulf Coast Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, Alimentum: The Literature of Food, and elsewhere. For six years he served as the Associate Managing Editor and Fiction Editor of the New Ohio Review. He has also served in a variety of editorial roles at Quarter After Eight: A Journal of Innovative Writing, Third Coast Magazine, and Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. He is currently a Lecturer at Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland.