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Editor Interview: North of Oxford Journal

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

A: eclectic and inclusive

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

A: Credible journals

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

A: All who are published

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

A: We merit the work not bio's

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

A: Send your best

Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: Those that follow the guidelines

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

A: Don't follow guidelines

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

A: Well crafted work is more important than cover letters and publication credits.

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

A: We read and re-read the entire submission to give the poem a chance to settle in and then make a decision.

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

A: Our editorial team reads the submission to each other thereby hearing and reading the submission. This process permits us to experience the full body of the submission. We repeat the process prior to acceptance or rejection.

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

A: We do not edit. The poem, review or essay must stand on its own merit.