Skip to Content

Editor Interview: [sub]liminal Magazine

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

A: Subtle, hidden messages.

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

A: The New Yorker, AGNI, Gettysburg Review.

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

A: Artists: Alice Neel, Henry Matisse, Kara Walker.

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

A: Reflect on your daily routine. Then, surprise us—uncover the beauty behind your everyday activities. How do you walk the line between dream and reality?

Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: A surprise—we appreciate something that's unexpected, something that awakes us, something that broadens our perspectives.

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

A: We read every piece to the end because we can never predict the amazing ideas and concepts writers surprise us with.

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

A: I feel like taking advantage of modern technologies can help us spend more time on the human aspect of editing and publishing, but it's important to not let technology take over.

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

A: How much we edit an accepted piece varies greatly, but the authors always get to approve the final edits.