About DVQ

Mission Statement

There are many fantastic literary journals out there, looking specifically for submissions from women, feminists, gays/lesbians, Jewish, Christian, African-American, et al. Since creating this online literary journal in 2009, we’ve been providing an outlet for AND by everyone: every age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and religious background. This journal, in essence, celebrates and unifies diversity.

About the Editor

Krisma, the primary editor and founder of DVQ, was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, but after looking for a more diverse surrounding, she moved to the New York City area in 2001. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in 13th Moon, cc&d, East Jasmine Review, Folly, Forge, The Griffin (online), Nomad’s Choir, RiverSedge, Seventh Quarry, and Wisconsin Review.

About The Readers

Daniele DeAngelis Hunter is a Drew University alumna, working in publishing and living in New Jersey with the wife she never thought she’d have. Also published under the name Daniele DeAngelis Walker, her poetry and stories appear online at Tell Us A Story, Jet Fuel Review, Burningword, Juked, Crack the Spine, and Halfway Down The Stairs. Her debut novel lives in the Drew University library.

Angela Robinson holds a BA in English with an interest in art, poetry, and other literature. She’s read for Lee University’s literary magazine, The Anthology, each semester and became Editor in Chief. She participates in local writing/art workshops and volunteers with animal shelters.