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Editor Interview: Caustic Frolic

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

A: Creative Works

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

A: The New York Times, WSJ, New Yorker, Variety Magazine

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

A: Caustic Frolic is a fully student run publication that stems from NYU's Graduate Program XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement. We publish works not only from graduate students, but from scholars and non-scholars across the globe. Caustic Frolic strives to publish the most creative and influential works.

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

A: Just submit! We love authentic works that showcase a variety of different styles and personalities.

Q: Describe the ideal submission.

A: The ideal submission will follow our semester's theme (see our website to see what this semester's theme is) and really showcases something different.

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

A: We publish work regardless of status in academia and background.

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

A: Cover letters are required for submissions but past credits don't matter,

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

A: The first few pages of submissions are the most important!

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

A: Review and voting from our section editors.

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

A: We like to keep the authenticity of the writer's style in the piece as much as possible. We edit for grammar, and whatever will make the work better.

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

A: No