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Editor Interview: Mud Season Review

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

A: deeply human work

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

A: New England Review, The Threepenny Review, The Georgia Review, Guernica, Rattle

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

A: We feature four artists per issue: one poet, one fiction writer, one creative non fiction writer and one artist, and we feature an interview for each. This shines a light on the individual artists and offers a deeper look at their work.

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

A: Be original, be honest, be open, surprise us.

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

A: Of course, it is a good idea to be familiar with Mud Season Review before submitting, and to follow submission preferences and guidelines.

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

A: While cover letters provide a window into the artist's life and work, we connect more fully with artists after work is selected. We gather biographical information and photographs, and feature artist interviews along with publication.

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

A: Mud Season aims to have at least two readers on every submission; we aim to give every submission a fair and comprehensive look.

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

A: Mud Season is an online journal, so we accept only online submissions.

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

A: We do minimal or no editing.

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

A: We nominate for the Puschcart Prize and Best of the Net.