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Editor Interview: Gravity Award

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

A: Fringe sci-fi

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

A: Clarkesworld for site; orbit for publishing house.

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

A: Ursula Leguin, Cixin liu, kim stanley Robinson, Isaac Asimov, fyodor dostoyevski, China mieville, Ken liu, iain m. Banks, susannah Clarke...

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

A: We’re free to enter and will never require entry costs even though we plan to grow the prizes.

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

A: Carefully adhere to the guidelines.

Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: Unique, with a solid premise, and adhering to the submission guidelines. That’s all we ask.

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

A: They put their names on the manuscript.

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

A: Not one bit.

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

A: All of it, every time.

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

A: Once the longlist is decided, it’s a debate among us for pure taste.

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

A: Same as yours.

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

A: Not very. Do your own thing.

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

A: As little as possible.

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

A: No.