" I started Nixes Mate in 2016 with Philip Borenstein and Annie Pluto. We all had been zine publishers in late 80s, revolving around my underground bookstore, The Primal Plunge, in Allston. We had this idea of doing an online Review and a yearly "best of" Anthology. When Rusty Barnes asked if there were any local presses interested in doing a small book of poetry, I decided to take the press in that direction. Our 18th book is about to come out. We have another six in the works.
This is from the About page on the web site:
Nixes Mate is a navigational hazard in Boston Harbor.
We want to challenge the preconceived notions of reading on the web by using off-the-shelf technology to build a best-in-breed literary magazine. More than a magazine, it's a website.
We feature writers that use all 26 letters of the alphabet and then some. We're not afraid of punctuation; semicolons don't frighten us. Not even a little bit.
We feature small-batch artisanal literature, created by writers who've been honing their craft the time-honored way: one line at a time."