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Editor Interview: BOMBFIRE

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

A: We seek the unforgettable

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

A: Cultural Weekly, Anti-Heroin Chic, Bending Genres, and Juxtapoz

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

A: Brendan Constantine and Alexis Rhone Fancher

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

A: The fact that we have not been around long enough to be influenced by trends.

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

A: Pay attention to what we say we are asking for!

Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: The ideal submission provably demonstrates that the person doing the submitting has taken the time and care to come correct.

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

A: Proving by their submission that they have never looked at what we have published before.

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

A: We don't want an entire life story, but we would like to know just a little bit about the person submitting to us.

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

A: We read the entire piece twice, but can generally tell if flash fiction is a good fit for our magazine within the first paragraph.

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

A: Poetry is filtered once through the editor-in-chief and then decided upon by the associate editor.

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

A: We remove all distractions and take the time necessary to evaluate our submissions.

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

A: It is important to embrace modern technologies so that there is more interaction between the people who submit and the editors.

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

A: There is basic proofreading and we notify the author about potential typos. When creating drafts, we attempt to replicate how the piece appears exactly. If it can not be replicated exactly, we notify the author for their approval of how it will appear when published.

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

A: We intend to when the time comes.