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

A: Smokelong, Split Lip, Occulum, Salome, Empty Set, Vegetarian Alcoholic

A: Mostly I admire the work of poets and writers who self-publish or use small independent publishers as I realize the courage as well as the amount of work and sacrifice this entails. This is one of the motivating factors behind the creation of the WeArtFriends project - we meet and communicate in the free realms of cyber space. We are not bound by the limitations of space and time. We share and help each other to become better in different aspects – better at what we do or better known by our respective audiences.

A: The Paris Review, Granta, Ambit, McSweeney's, Mslexia

A: Publications: Anomaly; Nat.Brut; Territory; Prelude; No, Dear; Poor Claudia; Datableed; REALITY BEACH; Baest; New Delta Review; Black Warrior Review; DIAGRAM; Glass, especially their Writers Resist series; and the Operating System's Ex-Spec Po series. Publishers: The Operating System, Nightboat Books, Belladonna* Collaborative, Ugly Duckling Presse, Rook Books.

Valentine Conaty, Editor in Chief of Bomb Cyclone, 13 February 2019

A: I admire the work of Racebaitr, Wear Your Voice Magazine, Kweli Journal, Catapult and Electric Literature.

A: Glimmer Train: They've been around a long time, continuously evolve, and even though Linda and Susan charge for submissions they also give to each writer accepted or rejected something to help through the journey of word publication. Write Out Publishing: Cory Martin's heart and soul shines through the site. Every writer gets paid a portion of every sale goes to a charity chosen by the author. Bartleby Snopes: They have a helpful blog for writers and inspiration. Flash Fiction Magazine: Many opportunities for writers here and a great staff of people to work with too.

A: Kenyon Review, Antioch Review, Perugia Press, Earth's Daughters, Ecotone, Orion

A: I'm going to be completely frank here: I don't read any other literary publications. Most of the authors I read for pleasure have been dead for decades. Other members of our editorial team exclusively read popular science articles, trashy young adult fiction, tumblr blogs dedicated to school shooters, graphic descriptions of human rights violations, and Jon Von Neumann's Wikipedia page.

A: Blackbird, Tin House, Glimmer Train, Gris-Gris, Slice Literary, Paris Review

A: Persimmon Tree, Rust and Moth, VoiceCatcher, Whale Road Review, Willow Springs, Alaska Quarterly Review...

A: I love everything that Ami Kaye and the team at Glass Lyre Press publish (including my chapbook!), I'm partial to John Amen and The Pedestal Magazine (I'm on their book review staff), I enjoy the prose poems in Unbroken Journal, I read Right Hand Pointing regularly, and occasionally I get published in The New Verse News, so I like them too. (Is that too many shameless plugs?) I'm also a fan of Muddy River Review (edited by Zvi A. Sesling), Columbia Review, and a whole slew of journals I'm sure I've left out, some of which have rejected my work (which perhaps proves that they have good taste!).

A: The New Yorker, L.A. Review of Books, New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Tablet.