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Editor Interview: Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine BETA

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

A: creepy/dark/odd/twisted

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

A: Twisted Dreams Magazine

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Q: If you publish writing, who are your favorite writers? If you publish art, who are your favorite artists?

A: Fave fiction writers: Stephen King, Anne Rice, E.A. Poe, M.J. Davidson, L.J. Smith...

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

A: I like to keep a warm, friendly rapport with contributors. I'm very open to first-timers/newbies in the publishing world, and ENCOURAGE them to submit something and keep writing!

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

A: FOR THR LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES!!! Help makey job easier! Also--I'm not hard to please, your story/poem will stand on its own merit! I like a little of everything--straight horror, horror-comedy, thrillers, erotica, creepy, weird & twisted....as long as it fits the theme of the magazine. Don't be afraid to tell me about yourself, either. I hate submissions that come in with absolutely no introduction. It makes me feel as if a robot sent it, and they DO get deleted.

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Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: The ideal submission will have followed the formatting guidelines to the max and will have been combed through for typos!

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

A: Not putting their CONTACT INFO *ON* THE SUBMISSION ATTACHMENT!! That drives me insane!! Usually they put it in the body of the email instead of their attachment. (Exception: If the submission is in the body of the email with their contact info, then all is fine), but ATTACHMENTS *MUST* HAVE CONTACT INFO ON THEM. They WILL be deleted without further notice from me if I see otherwise! Please help make my job run a little smother for me!

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

A: Cover letters make me know a person has sent it, not a robot. You don't have to give me a slew of places where you've been published, just a few are fine. *Credits* don't impress me, your story/poem does! Tell me a bit about YOU. I'm not some unfriendly, snarky, stuck-up editor. I can't stand that "holier than thou" attitude--I've had my share of those kind of people in the past and swore I'd NEVER be like that.

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Q: If you publish writing, how much of a piece do you read before making the decision to reject it?

A: I read everything to the end. I can't just skim something and assume how it'll end. I'd probably be wrong, especially since I like odd, twisted stories.

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

A: Whether proper formatting has been applied, typos have been eliminated to the best of one's ability, and if it truly fits the theme of the magazine.

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

A: I wait until about 4-6 weeks has passed before reading submissions that have accumulated during that time, then tackle them all. Once contracts have been sent out, I usually have one week afterward that I can reply within one to three days to additional submissions that trickle in. Before my reading process, I'm usually designing magazine covers, conducting interviews/hunting for interesting people to interview, designing indie book covers, creating dolls and jewelry for my Etsy shop, and promoting the magazine.

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

A: I'm all for POD! And email submissions make things so much simpler when submitting to someone. There's nothing wrong with being traditional, but I do think they should definitely keep up with the times as well. It all depends on the editor's personal preference.

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Q: How much do you edit an accepted piece prior to publication?

A: I'll fix the small stuff, like repetitive words, typos and punctuation. I do not alter anything else.

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Q: Do you nominate work you've published for any national or international awards?

A: N/A

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