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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editorial team


Editor-in-Chief Sally Ashton is the author of Some Odd Afternoon, Her Name Is Juanita, and These Metallic Days and 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 teaches at San José State University and has been Editor-in-Chief of DMQ Review since 2003. Sally Ashton



Editor Mary Donnellys work has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Brooklyn Rail, Hunger Mountain, The Iowa Review, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, The Literary Review and The Yale Review, among others. She received an MFA in writing from Bennington College. She 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

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Editor Hugo dos Santos is a Luso-American writer, editor, and translator. He has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony and the Disquiet International Literary Program. He is the translator of A Child in Ruins, the collected poems of José Luís Peixoto, published by Writ Large Press and a staff pick at the Paris Review Daily. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won a Write Well Award, and has appeared or is forthcoming in upstreet magazine, The Common, The Fanzine, Hobart, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere. Hugo is a co-founder of the Brick City Collective. Hugo Dos Santos


Editor Annie Kim is the author of Into the Cyclorama, winner of the Michael Waters Poetry Prize (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2016). Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in journals such as The Kenyon Review, The Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, Four Way Review, and Ninth Letter. A graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program, Kim is the recipient of residencies from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center. She works at the University of Virginia School of Law as the Assistant Dean for Public Service.  Annie Kim



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.