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

A: Electric Literature
New Orleans Review

A: tenderness lit
Hobart Pulp
Pretty Owl Poetry
New Delta Review

A: Tempo
MIT Press

A: Emergence

A: My favourites are the ones that publish me because their editors get me and generally I get the other work they publish. To name just a few: Aphelion, WiFiles, and Forge.

A: Local: Bess Press and Mutual Publishing
National/International: Harper-Collins; Random House/Penguin; Simon & Schuster

A: We admire the risk-taking work published in Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, and Passages North.

Kristine Langley Mahler, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Split/Lip Press, 07 January 2020

A: Razur Cuts, Lit Up Magazine, Under the Bleachers, Dope Fiend Daily, Better than Starbucks, Red Fez, Deuce Coupe, 3AM, Vext, Mad Swirl, and a bunch of others. Really prefer the underground, fringey, DIY publications on line and print.

A: So many! Poetry, Cream City, Sugar House, december, Copper Nickel, Dancing Girl Press, Sibling Rivalry, Willow Books, BlazeVOX. We also have a terrific poetry community here in Chicagoland: MAKE, After Hours, TriQuarterly, Arsenic Lobster, Featherproof Books, and more than one amazing reading series. RHINO gets so much energy from being engaged in our amazing local literary conversation.

Jan Bottiglieri, Managing Editor of RHINO Poetry, 06 January 2020

A: We greatly admire honey & lime, BOOTH, Vamp Cat Magazine, Kissing Dynamite Poetry, ENBY Magazine, Homology Lit, The Broken Plate, Nightingale & Sparrow, Royal Rose, The Hellebore Press, Brave Voices Magazine, and many other publications.

A: One World Press, because they take chances on their publications.
Hogarth Press, esp the rewriting of Shakespeare's plays as novels by some of the world's best writers.
Biteback Press, because it publishes exclusively on politics and it's pretty solid.

Katie Isbester, Editor-in-Chief of Claret Press, 06 January 2020

A: Having gone to my share of science fiction conventions, I have met a lot of small press and independent publishers. They are the people I most admire: often working on shoestring budgets, they publish books because they love the written word. (It is also true that they often publish the most interesting work because they are not as beholden to strict commercial interests.) Among these, I would include: Elizabeth Hirst's Pop Seagull Press; Catherine Fitzsimmons' Brain Lag Press; and Hayden Trenholm's Bundoran Press. I would also highly recommend Elsewhen Press, although, in the interest of full disclosure, I would point out that it publishes my novels.