1. Who Are You and What Do You Do for The Offbeat?

I am Ben Bland, junior double majoring in Professional Writing and English, and I co-manage the editing process and put out the call for submissions.

2. What Do You Love Most About The Offbeat?

I love reading the zany submissions that we receive and selecting the pieces that best fit our journal.

3. What Are Your Favorite Kinds of Offbeat Stories?

I like stories that play with an established genre or style and make it unique and interesting.

4. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and what would you do?

I’ve always wanted to backpack through Europe, traveling through various countries and probably ending by climbing the Swiss Alps.

5. If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?

I would live in the current time period but one second in the future, so that I’m adjusted to my living environment, but ahead of everyone else.

6. What Is One Fact The Offbeaters (Our Readers/Contributors) MUST Learn About You?

I’m a big Marvel nerd. I spend a lot of time reading Marvel comics, or researching upcoming Marvel movies, or watching older Marvel movies, or sitting in anticipation of any new thing that Marvel releases because there’s going to be a small Easter Egg that I can decipher. Oh, and I love to take naps.

Interview with The Offbeat Staff: Ben Bland, Editing and Formatting Manager

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