Q: Describe what you publish in 25 characters or less.
Q: What other current publications (or publishers) do you admire most?
Asheville Poetry Review
Blood Orange Review
Blood Pudding Press
Cooper Dillon Books
The Cortland Review
dancing girl press & studio
Finishing Line Press
Gentle Strength Quarterly
The Gettysburg Review
Iodine Poetry Journal
The Iowa Review
The Joe Milford Poetry Show
Many Mountains Moving
The Offending Adam
Oyster Boy Review
The Paris Review
“Peek Thru the Pines”
The Poetics List
Salt River Review
Seven Kitchens Press
Side B Magazine
Word For/ Word
Letter Machine Editions
The Georgia Review
Q: If you publish writing, who are your favorite writers? If you publish art, who are your favorite artists?
Kelli Russell Agodon
J. P. Dancing Bear
M. Ayodele Heath
T. R. Hummer
Gary L. McDowell
Richard Jeffrey Newman
Reynaldo Sietecase, trans. Mariela Méndez
& Daniel Coudriet
Jesse Lee Kercheval
Susan Settlemyre Williams
Joseph P. Wood
Arpine Konyalian Grenier
Mihail Galatanu, trans. Adam J. Sorkin
and Petru Iamandi
Jeffrey Ethan Lee
Steven D. Schroeder
Lewis Robert Colon Jr.
J. P. Dancing Bear
Neil de la Flor, Maureen Seaton, and
Oliver de la Paz
Sean Patrick Hill
Sabrina Orah Mark
John Pursley III
Q: What sets your publication apart from others that publish similar material?
A: The range and diversity of the writing we offer sets us apart from other journals. We're also the only online poetry journal edited by an American poet living in Doha, Qatar.
Q: What is the best advice you can give people who are considering submitting work to your publication?
A: Read the journal before submitting. Follow the guidelines. Send your best work.
Q: Describe the ideal submission.
A: Any submission that contains poems that sting like the slap of cold air on my cheek.
Q: What do submitters most often get wrong about your submissions process?
A: The most common mistakes are: no cover letter, too many poems, and forgetting to attach the poems.
Q: How much do you want to know about the person submitting to you?
A: I would like to know previous publication credits.
Q: If you publish writing, how much of a piece do you read before making the decision to reject it?
A: I read every poem, in full.
Q: What additional evaluations, if any, does a piece go through before it is accepted?
A: I am the sole reader for diode. I read every submission and am solely responsible for selecting content.
Q: What is a day in the life of an editor like for you?
A: Busy. I try to keep my response time under 45 days so I try to read submissions every day, even if I can only read 1 or 2. Once of week I spend at least half a day reading submissions.
Q: How important do you feel it is for publishers to embrace modern technologies?
A: Very. We exist because of modern technology. We live online and our most visible promotional presence is on social network sites.