Anne Yoder and Megan Burbank bring diversity to Chicago’s literary scene.
Anne Yoder and Megan Burbank bring diversity to Chicago’s literary scene.
April 25

Student Magazine Amplifies Feminist Voices

On April 19 Gapers Block highlighted literary magazine and reading series PROJECTTILE, launched by SAIC students Anne Yoder (MAW 2013) and Megan Burbank (MAW 2013) in February. The online magazine focuses on experimental writing with a “feminist bent,” a genre the pair feels is largely underrepresented in the Chicago literary scene. “These are our preferences—what we're drawn to in terms of what we read—and it's a way to celebrate that and give that type of writing more visibility," says Yoder. PROJECTTILE’s April 23 reading at Uncharted Books featured writers Alexis Buryk, Dan Ivec, and SAIC alum Caroline Picard (MFA 2010). “Ivec is the first man to read,” notes reporter Claire Glass. “Editors hope that he represents the beginning in a series of male voices to come from PROJECTTILE.”