Editor Interview: Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award
Q: Describe what you publish in 25 characters or less.
Q: What other current publications (or publishers) do you admire most?
A: C.D. Wright, Anne Carson
Q: If you publish writing, who are your favorite writers? If you publish art, who are your favorite artists?
A: Anne Carson, C.D. Wright
Q: What sets your publication apart from others that publish similar material?
A: Poetry that is outside the box.
Q: What is the best advice you can give people who are considering submitting work to your publication?
A: Be professional.
Q: Describe the ideal submission.
A: Manuscript format
Q: What do submitters most often get wrong about your submissions process?
A: Sending work that is not ready for publication.
Q: How much do you want to know about the person submitting to you?
A: Publication credits.
Q: If you publish writing, how much of a piece do you read before making the decision to reject it?
A: For the Ben Saltman Award, I read most of it.
Q: What additional evaluations, if any, does a piece go through before it is accepted?
A: We send it to the final judge.
Q: What is a day in the life of an editor like for you?
A: I read a lot of work and spend time fund raising.
Q: How important do you feel it is for publishers to embrace modern technologies?
A: Very important.