Established in 1956, Transfer Magazine is the longest running student-run literary publication in the country. It has published Anne Rice, Stan Rice, Floyd Salas, and many other acclaimed authors who attended San Francisco State for its incredible undergraduate and graduate programs in English and creative writing.
Transfer Magazine is San Francisco State University's undergraduate literary magazine. The magazine produces two issues a year (semesterly); they are currently only available in print. Submissions are open for any San Francisco State student (undergraduate or graduate), and the magazine is produced solely by students under the supervision of a faculty advisor (Dodie Bellamy).
The editors work with a student-comprised workshop who assist the fiction and poetry editors in the beginnings of the selection process. The fiction and poetry editors ultimately have the final say on what gets published, and they meet with authors to make edits accordingly. The Editor-In-Chief and Managing Editor work together on the logistics of producing a magazine: managing money according to the department's set budget, staying on schedule, contacting printers, soliciting for submissions, advertising, assisting the editors when disagreements occur, etc. Contrary to standard publishing roles, with Transfer it is the Managing Editor's responsibility to design the magazine in its entirety (cover design, layout, sizing, style of print, typeface, etc.) through Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, not the Editor-In-Chief.
ISSUE 114 (FALL 2017)
For this issue of Transfer, I served as one of the two fiction editors with Estrellita Ruiz. We ran the workshops, held discussions with the fiction staff, selected the prose pieces, and met with the authors of the pieces to make edits for clarity and to meet Transfer's in-house style rules.
ISSUE 115 (SPRING 2018)
For this issue of Transfer, I served as the Managing Editor alongside my Editor-In-Chief, Estrellita Ruiz. I designed the magazine in its entirety using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. In addition, I supervised workshops, supervised the fiction and poetry editors, collaborated with Estrellita and our faculty advisor (Dodie Bellamy) to stay within budget and meet deadlines, and increased sales of the magazine through new marketing techniques and special events.