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 Sophisticated Contemporary: a Chat With Susan Lewis, Editor of New Online Magazine Posit 

Interview with Susan Lewis—Editor of Posit



Celebrating their third issue and working hard on their fourth coming out in November, 2014, Posit is a journal soliciting accomplished pieces that have an immediate and direct impact on the reader. Posit publishes poetry, very short fiction, and visual arts, and takes in submissions through Submittable. 

Interview by Martin van Velsen

Posit is a journal very much in between established genres/formats and cutting edge or perhaps thought-provoking. First of all does this characterize the journal accurately and if so how did this come about?

Yes, very much so. We are all about publishing work we can’t NOT publish – work that commands our attention and continues to reward it with layers of implication, innovation, and artistry. It’s worth pointing out, though, that subtlety can also take our breath away. We’re not all about shock value. Posit’s goal is to provide an aesthetically pleasing showcase for carefully curated, highly innovative work that is not circumscribed by affiliation with any particular poetic movement or aesthetic clique.

For any journal featuring pieces that are perhaps a bit hard hitting, thought provoking or perhaps even shocking is always a risk. How has this worked out for the journal so far? 

Well, so far we feel rewarded rather than punished for taking those particular risks! We’re thrilled and grateful for the response we’ve gotten to our first three issues – as gauged by reader responses, of course, but also by the number, quality, and style of the submissions we’re getting. As a result, our next two issues (Posit 4 and 5) are already closed, and we’re on the way to filling issue 6!

Read the whole interview here

Preview Susan's forthcoming book, This Visit, here 

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