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

A: Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
The Cortland Review
Mascara Literary Review
Right Hand Pointing

Cyril Wong, Founding Editor of SOFTBLOW, 17 June 2019

A: Red Fez, New Verse News, Asymptote, and Rigorous: a journal by people of color

A: I was inspired by indie publishers like Civil Coping Mechanisms (Michael Seidlinger), Akashic (Johnny Temple), and Small Beer Press (Kelly Link).

A: Black Warrior Review
Jellyfish Review
Passages North

A: I enjoy The Cartomancer and Sage Woman but most of the magazines in this genre are long gone. Magazines like The Green Egg, New Age Journal and Magical Blend.

A: The list goes on and on, but for starters:
- Wigleaf
- SmokeLong Quarterly
- Literary Orphans
- Corium
- Hobart
- Eunoia Review
- decomP
- Molotov Cocktail
- Identity Theory
- Oblong
- Foliate Oak

Nicholas Olson, Editor in Chief of (mac)ro(mic), 07 June 2019

A: I have great respect for anyone working in the small press and literary magazine world. It would be impossible to name any one publication, since there are so
many with a variety of unique perspectives and missions. Without the dedication and vision of the small press and lit mag world, our writing community would be deeply impoverished. My one suggestion would be that everyone should explore this wonderful universe on their own. Perhaps start by looking at a site like New Pages, where so many presses are listed. I would also suggest that exploring anthologies like the Best of series or New Stories from the South is a great way to discover presses and publishers you like. When you find stories in the anthologies that you enjoy, you can find the name of the press that first published them, and begin to explore the other work they are publishing. One other thing I would like to urge your readers and writers to do: SUPPORT these presses. So many emerging writers want to be published, but they rarely purchase work from those same presses in which they want to place their work. Share your discoveries with others, to help raise awareness of writers and presses. Become an active part of the community from which you want support.

A: Barrelhouse, SplitLip, American Literary Review, F(r)iction, Paper Darts, Hobart

Wendy Wimmer, Fiction Editor of Witness, 04 June 2019

A: Amethyst Review

Wayne-Daniel Berard, Co-Founding Editor of Soul-Lit, 03 June 2019

A: I am in love with 212 Magazine-- from the content and layout to the paper they use for publishing-- everything about 212 is worth the read. The staff really did a good job. *waving at 212 Magazine and giving a thumbs up*

A: Most independent publishers of books and Byline newspaper

A: Among the small presses - The Lyric and Time of Singing