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

A: All indie small presses with the courage to enter the market and do things their own way.

A: Cherry Castle Publishing, Central Square Press, Third World Press, pluck!, Black Classic Press, Apogee Literary Journal, Kweli Literary Journal, Poetry Magazine, and Little Patuxent Review--to name a few.

A: There are too many to name, but some of our favorite small press book publishers include Copper Canyon, Graywolf, Red Hen, Two Sylvias, Concrete Wolf, Milkweed Editions, Diode, Catapult, and many other truly great presses.

A: STORGY Magazine, Cabinet of Heed, Ellipsis Zine.

JL Corbett, Editor of Idle Ink, 17 November 2020

A: Paris Review

Kristen Simental, Editor-in-Chief of Five South, 16 November 2020

A: Southern Poetry Review
Ecotone
Valparaiso Poetry Review
The Adroit Journal
Waxwing
The Offing
Pleiades
burntdistrict
Right Hand Pointing
Shot Glass Journal
32 Poems
Salt Hill
Virginia Quarterly Review
Sixth Finch
diode
Plume
The Baltimore Review
Copper Nickel
Bennington Review
Beloit Poetry Journal
The Broiler
Rust + Moth
Grey Sparrow Journal
Gargoyle
The Healing Muse
DIAGRAM
Boulevard
The Georgia Review
Interim
Poet Lore
Birmingham Poetry Review
The Sun
Lunch Ticket
Birdfeast
The Cincinatti Review
Guesthouse
Ploughshares
Foundry
Palette Poetry
Alaska Quarterly Review
Schuylkill Valley Journal
Kestrel
Philadelphia Stories
Apiary
THRUSH
Guernica
8 Poems
Mobius: The Journal of Social Change
Hobart
The Rumpus

A: Red Fez, Spillwords, Terror House Magazine, Visual Verse

A: We appreciate both the importance of large journals as well as the hard work put in by small publications. Black Warrior Review, Okay Donkey, The New Yorker, Entropy Magazine, and Homology Lit are some of our favorites.

A: Rattle, Dark Horse, Stillwater Review, Naugatuck River Review

A: Personally, I have found so much awesome in ORCA LIT. I can’t wait to get my hands on it every time a new issue comes out. ORCA was, in fact, the impetus for 34 ORCHARD—I stumbled across it while on a market search for my own stories, and I thought, ‘this is exactly what I’ve always wanted to do, and look…this can be done!’ I also enjoy HALFWAY DOWN THE STAIRS (I also found it while looking for markets for my own work). THE FICTION DESK—especially the ghost story anthologies—is another addiction for me. On the book side, I really like what Crystal Lake Publishing is putting out. Honestly, there are many lit mags I truly admire and read on a regular basis, but the ones I mentioned, at the moment, are my favorites.

A: Phronesis, Ancient Philosophy, Dionysius

A: Missouri Review, Diagram, The Believer Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine Index, Longreads, Brevity, Marginalia, Hippocampus Magazine, the Sun Magazine, Creative Nonfiction Magazine

Liz Charlotte Grant, Contributing Editor of The Curator, 09 November 2020