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Editor Interview: Artemis Journal

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

A: Artemis Journal

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

A: Virginia Quarterly Review, Hollins Critic

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

A: Favorite writers, Va. Poet Laureates, Ron Smith, Luisa Igloria, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronoda, US Poet Laureates, Rita Dove, Natasha Trethewey, acclaimed poet, Nikki Giovanni
Artists, Betty Branch, Bill White, Linda Atkinson, Donna Polseno, Dorothy Gillespie

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

A: Non-profit, Blue Ridge Mountains and donates to a women's shelter in SW Virginia yearly. 44 years old, was borne out of writing workshops for abused women.

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

A: Get one of our journals and review it for yourself. We encourage first-time writers and artists as well as established writers and artists.

Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: A poem or piece of art that has been thoroughly edited and vetted.

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

A: They miss the theme or submit a piece that is not polished

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

A: no

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

A: yes

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

A: We have a team of editors reviewing the work.

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

A: Sorting through the submissions and sending them to appropriate editors. The editors vote on the pieces to come to a consensus of what will go in the next journal.

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

A: We are experiencing growing pains with an extraordinary amount of submissions. I am currently looking at services that can help with the process.

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

A: We do basic proofreading and will suggest some editing to the writers.

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

A: no