Editor Interview: gangway BETA

Q: Describe what you publish in 25 characters or less.

A: Expatriate literature.

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Q: What other current publications (or publishers) do you admire most?

A: Eurozine Review, Jacket Magazine, fixpoetry.com ...

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Q: Who are your favorite writers?

A: Peter Handke, Lucas Cejpek, Friederike Mayröcker, Peter Pessl ...

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Q: What sets your publication apart from others that publish similar material?

A: Gangway is devoted to the question of ‘expatriations’ – for whatever we might think about expats or the process of expatriation, it is a term that defies being reduced to the singular. Indeed, as the contributors show, expatriation constitutes a multiple relation to place, culture, language, history and nation.

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Q: What is the best advice you can give people who are considering submitting work to your publication?

A: Read the guest editor's call for submissions for each issue. Read Gangway and participate in our Facebook Community.

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Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: First online published material by Expatriate/Exile/Migrant/Refugee writers and artists.

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Q: What do submitters most often get wrong about your submissions process?

A: Wrong theme, as each issue is themed. Submitting material when it is not called for.

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Q: How much do you want to know about the person submitting to you?

A: Short biography and a digital photo.

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Q: How much of a piece do you read before making the decision to reject it?

A: That is at the guest editor's discretion.

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Q: What additional evaluations, if any, does a piece go though before it is accepted?

A: That is up to the guest editor.

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Q: What is a day in the life of an editor like for you?

A: I retired from the rat race (web developer and media expert) in 2007 due to Parkinson’s disease, and now assist non-profit organizations only, which allows me to travel as much as I can. A perfect day would be spent skinny-dipping on the beach. At night I'd be working on the laptop, networking in global communities (expats and writers), and coding web pages.

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Q: How important do you feel it is for publishers to embrace modern technologies?

A: After moving from Austria to Australia, I would not have continued publishing in 1994 (I published books in print from 1984 to 1994) if it were not for the internet. It's fun, it's fast, it's global. Furthermore it's an important archive and reference tool for authors and publishers alike. However, there will always be a place for beautifully designed, printed and bound books. In a perfect world material would be first published online, then in print.

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