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Editor Interview: Miriam's Well

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

A: writing with a punch!

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

A: Copper Canyon Press, Ron Silliman's blog, La Alameda Press, Lilliput Review, Modern Haiku

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

A: Favorite poets include Arthur Sze, Joan Logghe, Leo Romero
Favorite fiction--Meg Tuite, Natalie Goldberg

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

A: Miriam's Well blog is fun, community based, and informal. It has an active opinionated readership, and an eclectic group of writers.

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

A: Read the blog, look at themes, submit something!

Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: A few poems or sudden fictions that tie in with the categories.

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

A: Nothing.

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

A: Judge the work on its own merits.

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

A: Read all the way through.

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


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

A: I just check my mail hoping to find a gem!

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

A: Miriam's Well literary blog of course is electronic--I'm very interested in social networking, maximizing tags, and learning more.