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Read all the editors' answers to Duotrope's interview question: What other current publications (or publishers) do you admire most? Learn more.

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Q: What other current publications (or publishers) do you admire most?

A: I was recently on a panel with the EICs of Driftwood and 805 Lit -- both are two publications writers should consider! I miss Tin House dearly, am reading the Paris Review, Lit Hub, and the New Yorker as time permits to up my game. And, being that we publish health-related stories of vulnerable populations and those who care for them, I am always interested in what The Examined Life and The Intima are doing in my space.

A: A Gathering of the Tribes, Superstition Review, DoveTales, Apogee, publications with a social conscience interested in the role art can play in addressing injustice and inequity, publications that give voice to those too often denied that opportunity.

A: I love the other presses that are promoting marginalized voices, especially VoiceCatcher, Cordella, and Sinister Wisdom.

A: The Paris Review, Dalkey Archive Press,
The Threepenny Review, Agni

A: New English Review and Gival Press

A: Personally I like Black Box Manifold and Ink, Sweat and Tears, both are fairly long running online journals which do a good job at capturing the diversity in contemporary poetry.

A: The North, PNReview, Poetry Review, Butcher’s Dog, The Frogmore Papers, Valley Press, Nine Arches, Under the Radar, Calder Valley Press... so many to learn from and admire.

A: Passages North, Hobart, Carve, A Public Space, Harper's, Featherproof Books, Dzanc Books (&Catapult), Tyrant Books,

SE Harsha, Founder & Managing Editor of Press Pause, 23 March 2021

A: This will differ from editor to editor, but I tend to like things that are more experimental and niche. I have a McSweeney's that I hold dearly, and my background is in the magazine world so I like publications that showcase the artist with bold imagery and type.

A: Ekstasis Magazine, Heart of Flesh Literary Journal, The Cresset, Poems for Ephesians, Trinity House Review, Anser Journal

A: We love presses and publications that celebrate their authors, bringing writers into the community along with editors and readers. Press 53, Sonder Press, Greensboro Review, Split/Lip, Slice, Hippocampus Magazine, and Creative Nonfiction are some of our favorites. We miss Glimmer Train as well. We also appreciate those who find and fill a niche in the writing world, publications that use word count, aesthetic, mission, and more to collect together pieces in surprising ways—One Story, Brevity, Literary Mama, Longridge Review, and Asymptote, to name a few.

A: There are so many amazing publishers out there that support women, it’s incredible. Some are well-known but there are also many small single-staffed publishing companies created to help fill the publishing world with women’s voices. Then there are also the self-publishers that struggle to make it on their own. I wouldn’t want to single one or two out. Congrats to everyone, and we are thankful for all the organizations and individuals out there that we have been able to partner with throughout our journey.