DMQ Review has been publishing poetry and art since 1998 releasing two to three issues per year. We nominate our poets for the Pushcart prize and Best of Net, and Verse Daily often features our poetry as a WebWeekly feature.  We are proud to have had our work appear in the annual Best American Poetry anthology.

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 about dmq


editorial team

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Editor in Chief Sally Ashton is the author of Some Odd Afternoon, Her Name Is Juanita, and These Metallic Days, and most recently, The Behaviour of Clocks, WordFarm 2019. She is assistant editor of They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing. Honors include a fellowship from Arts Council Silicon Valley and a residency fellowship at Montalvo Arts Center. She served as Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County, 2011-2013. Ashton earned her MFA at Bennington Writing Seminars. She taught at San José State University and currently in a variety. Ashton has been editor-in-chief of DMQ Review since 2003. Sally Ashton


 Editor Mary Donnelly is the author of the chapbook Mad World Colored Oil (Dancing Girl Press) and has published work in The Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Yale Review. She received an MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars and teaches through Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City, where she lives, and in the low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Sierra Nevada College. Mary Donnelly


Editor Hugo dos Santos Hugo dos Santos is a Luso-American writer, editor, and translator. He is the author of Then, there (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019), a collection of Newark stories, and the translator of A Child in Ruins, (Writ Large Press, 2016), the collected poems of José Luís Peixoto, which was a staff pick at the Paris Review Daily. Hugo has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony and the Disquiet International Literary Program. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won a Write Well Award, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Electric Literature, Hobart, Puerto del Sol, the Common, the Fanzine, and elsewhere. Hugo is a co-founder of the Brick City Collective and is associate editor at DMQ Review. Learn more about his work at Hugo Dos Santos


Editor Marta Svea Wallien is also an editor and advisory board member for Purple Passion Press. She received her MFA from San Jose State University. She currently works at New York University and enjoys stumbling into bookstores in the city and during her travels. You can follow her bookstore adventures at: @thebookstoretype.

former editors:

Annie Kim 2015-2018

Todd Kaneko 2012-2015

Anne M. Doe Overstreet 2012-2016

Arlene Kim

Dean Rader 2008-2012

Jennifer K. Sweeney 2008-2011

Christopher Salerno 2006-2007

Peter Davis, editor Poet’s Bookshelf 2005

Eric Killough

Sarah Busse

Martha Kinney

Kelsea Habecker 2004-2007

Marjorie Manwaring 2004-2016

Marcelle Kube 2001-2004

D. E. Shephard 2001-2002

Kate Evans 2001-2002

C. J. Sage 2000-2002

Founding Editors:

Karla Rogers 1999-2000

Georgios Kalomiros 1999-2000

J.P. Dancing Bear, editor-in-chief 1997-2003