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Editor Interview: Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

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

A: poetry

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.