Posts Tagged ‘Cincinnati RevYouTube’

Leah Stewart: Current Novel Project

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

We continue our YouTube series on the current projects of our talented CW faculty here at UC. This week: novelist Leah Stewart.


A Video Poem: Kathy Fagan’s “In California”

Friday, March 17th, 2017

One of our more ambitious projects these days is making use of the wonderful Elliston archives. For decades, readings in the storied Elliston Room have been recorded, and many of these readers are contributors to CR. Our goal is not just to present the distinctive voices of these poets reading their own works but to make them, well, rock stars. Hence . . . creating videos to accompany their Elliston audios. Our second effort (put together by the talented Ben Dudley) is Kathy Fagan’s “In California.” Next week: a closer look at the Elliston Project!

The Third C of Good Copyediting: Clarity

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Acre Editor Nicola Mason continues her YouTube series on the Five Cs of Good Copyediting. This week: CLARITY


Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Ever wonder what our staff reads when they’re not reading your submissions or reading for exams or reading for academic papers they’re writing? Assistant Editor Gwen Kirby gives voice to one of her favorite pieces of flash fiction in this episode of Staff Picks.


The Second C of Good Copyediting: Consistency

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Another episode in our YouTube series on the Five C’s of Good Copyediting. Nicola Mason discusses the second C: Consistency

Project in Progress: Rebecca Lindenberg

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Today on Cincinnati RevYouTube, we offer another inside look at our wonderful CW faculty. Assistant Prof Rebecca Lindenberg talks about her current project.

The First C of Good Copyediting: Conformity

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Nicola Mason continues her YouTube series on the five Cs of good copyediting. If you missed the intro, check it out before moving on to the first C: CONFORMITY.

On My First Week as Managing Editor

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

One week ago today I began my new role as managing editor of The Cincinnati Review. In addition to wresting The Chicago Manual of Style from former managing editor Nicola Mason, who is small but mighty, I’ve learned that this gig requires wearing many hats (metaphorical hats, not actual ones. Hats look weird on me, and they make my head sweat.) Anyway, here are some of the first tasks I’ve tackled.IMG_7478 (2)

  1. Traversed campus twice in a quest to track down my office keys and ID card, which were thrust into limbo when a holiday threw the university’s key-makers off their game. Did you know that UC’s campus is known for its striking, innovative modern architecture? Did you know that striking, innovative modern architecture sometimes makes it hard to know where staircases lead?
  2. Scheduled a pizza party, then promptly cancelled it after catching the stomach flu from my twenty-two-month-old son. I also learned that pizza parties—OK, fine, meetings—a staple of the office when I was a graduate student on staff, languished after my departure. “You really like pizza,” I remember Nicola commenting. Yes, yes I do.
  3. Hired, from a pool of impressive candidates, two new staffers for next year, when two of our current staffers will (sniff) depart.
  4. Made arrangements to attend AWP, where I’ll work the CR’s table alongside our other editors, attend sessions, and (yay!) go to this year’s Monster Mags of the Midwest event.
  5. Wrote content and considered strategy for the magazine’s social media channels. Plus, Nicola and I filmed content for Cincinnati RevYouTube. Keep an eye out. (And follow us on Twitter!)
  6. Read several promising submissions passed on to me by the staff. And even though all of them won’t make their way into our pages—we, like most lit mags, receive more worthy work than we can fit into our issues—we still read these pieces with care and consideration, often requesting that the writer try us again.

Most of all, I’ve been heartened by things. I’m heartened by my colleagues at the magazine, who have kept the magazine afloat during this transition. I’m heartened that there are so many writers out there producing gorgeous work, work that cuts to the vital force of human experience. I’m heartened by our subscribers, who support the magazine and read the work we produce. Most of all, I’m heartened that I have a job where I get to help pieces of art make their way into the world. That’s something that definitely deserves a pizza party/meeting.

YouTube Contest Winner

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

It’s possible Ben regrets his promise to repeat the name of our new YouTube subscriber (selected randomly from the group of new-YouTube-ies) one thousand times. His regret may even be palpable in his half-hour video making good on his pledge. He may even cry for help, or simply cry. He may hit rock bottom and rebound, all the while saying the same name over . . . and over . . . and over. He may grow numb—possibly as numb as the viewer of this half-hour video of him saying the same name over . . . and over . . . and over. Spoiler: he survives. He may smile at the end. You’ll have to watch to see.

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Thursday, December 15th, 2016

An offer you *could* refuse . . . but why?