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

A: I don't think it matters really, you do you. Although if you are going to have a website, I'd recommend making it accessible and mobile responsive so you're not excluding people.

A: Well, they are not going away. So we've to find a way to make it work.

A: A Plate of Pandemic exists only in the digital universe, so it's obviously important for us to have embraced modern technologies. We are a very small operation and digital technology is what enables us.

A: We have embraced POD and electronic submissions.

A: I think it cannot be understated the power that modern technologies have in transforming, informing, and preserving contemporary global poetic spaces. Rejected Lit would not exist without instagram and the amazing poets we have been able to engage with because of this platform. Due to my being based in Montana and Massachusetts, and my creative team being in California and Texas, we are scattered across the map. We consider ourselves in many ways a virtual journal at the moment, although we will be getting into print issues soon here. Modern technology has absolutely incredible potential to unite poets across the world in a way that has never been possible before now. It is extremely exciting and I cannot stress how big of fans we are of this potentiality to unite and share wonderful work.

A: As a digital publication that depends upon our electronic submission process, we believe that the integration of modern technologies is essential in publishing. Today, social media is at the center of online communications; at Small World City, we depend on our various social media pages to market our authors, announce our calls for submission, and generate interest.

A: Various modern technologies can provide a publication with the wingspan it needs to soar higher, reaching larger audiences. However, I don’t feel the technologies themselves are absolutely necessary as they relate to publishing practices. I believe people who want to engage with the literary community will seek out the community; even publications that make use of no forms of technology will reach the audience it’s meant to find.

A: This depends on the magazine. Some publications get by just fine with traditional, and some are more suited to digital/newer technologies. As for us, we like to use every advantage we can get--except AI. We don't believe in stealing from artists.

A: I think it is a matter of choice, budget, and staffing. I decided to skip Submittable because I am the only reader, so I don't need functions such as voting. I also didn't want writers or artists to have to pay a submission fee, and I wanted to save my own money to pay each writer and artist $20 per acceptance. I think social media is important for getting the word out about each issue and the publication. It's also a fun celebration.

Lynn Mundell, Founder, Editor of Centaur, 02 May 2024

A: We're all about that embrace but do not consider AI generated writing and art.

A: Gryllus is all-online (for now), so pretty important! We won't accept any work made with AI, however, so don't bother sending it in.

A: I think it's silly to answer this question on a website form.