Editor Interview: BWR Online: Boyfriend Village

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

A: Unpropaganda

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

A: In love with Datableed right now. Have loved Diagram for years. Tagvverk is putting out interesting vverk too. Populist Records out of Los Angeles for new music. Insert Blanc Press also out of LA has amazing books.

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

A: Jaap Blonk is an amazing composer/performer of words and sounds. Mary Kuryla any day for stories. I will continue to read A Confederacy of Dunces forever, amen. I don't think we could publish an ocean liner (or could we?), but in that category I choose Norman Bel Geddes. Also really into Lucia Sellars' video art.

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

A: There is no dark side of the moon. In fact, it's all dark.

Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: If I could describe the ideal submission, I'd be home by now.

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

A: I do not care if the system has bestowed publication on you. I'm also not interested in where you went to school. Information about you should help inform me about the lens through which I read your work. No politics is bad politics.

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

A: Neither?

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

A: In the early 20th century, the world-renowned clock maker E. Howard from Waltham, MA, decided that the wrist watch was a fad, and refused to produce any. Now they make no clocks. It's not a matter of importance, or even survival. It's a matter of looking around. It's an obligation for the engaged person.

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

A: We generally do no editing, or very very little.