Q: Describe what you publish in 25 characters or less.
A: Strange utterings
Q: What other current publications (or publishers) do you admire most?
Crab Fat Magazine
Damaged Goods Press
Q: What is the best advice you can give people who are considering submitting work to your publication?
A: Read the guidelines!
Q: What do submitters most often get wrong about your submissions process?
A: Sending us prose that is longer than we ask for in the guidelines, and submitting to the wrong category (submitting a chapbook submission under Poetry instead of under Chapbooks, for example).
Q: How much do you want to know about the person submitting to you?
A: We love hearing that you have read and enjoyed Dream Pop, especially when you share your thoughts on specific work from past issues.
Q: What is a day in the life of an editor like for you?
A: Carleen Tibbetts usually does the first pass on poetry, and then I look over those submissions and send out responses accordingly. Occasionally we disagree on something and need to discuss a submission further, but usually our perspectives are well-aligned. I am the only prose reader for Dream Pop, so all of the prose subs that make it into each issue are chosen by me.
Q: How much do you edit an accepted piece prior to publication?
A: We tend to take only pieces that are 100% ready for publication, but if there are some minor fixes that need to be made we will suggest those to the author. Authors always approve any edits before final publication.
Q: Do you nominate work you've published for any national or international awards?
A: We nominate work for the Pushcart, Best of the Net, and Bettering American Poetry prizes.