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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: In terms of books and fiction coverage, Paris Review, Literary Review, The New Yorker, Guardian Books, The New York Times Book Review.

Mark Reynolds, Editor of Bookanista, 03 March 2021

A: Cultural Weekly, Anti-Heroin Chic, Bending Genres, and Juxtapoz

Leann Denman, Editor-in-chief of BOMBFIRE, 02 March 2021

A: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post

Richard Eisenberg, Managing Editor of Next Avenue, 28 February 2021

A: BOA Editions, Birdcoat Quarterly, Bracken, Copper Canyon Press, Guesthouse, Lunch Ticket, Normal School, Orion Magazine, Perugia, Sugar House, SWWIM, Terrain, Thimble, Tupelo Press & Quarterly, Waxwing. So many more.

A: The New York Times, for their insightful, in-depth content.

A: Poetry, The Missouri Review, Fourth River, Autumn House Press, Brevity, and Main Street Rag are some of the well-known publishers I admire. Eunoia Review, Red Eft Review, and The Ekphrastic Review are great journals for beginners and experienced writers alike. Vox Populi is an enjoyable blog of writing and commentary.

A: Publications that cater to a cause or niche like: National Geographic, On Mission, PawPrints, Zoetrope, Gourmet(when it was in circulation)

Darlene Pistocchi, Editor-in-cheif of ScreaminMamas, 20 February 2021

A: Paris Review, New Directions, Graywolf

A: Bluestem Magazine is my current favorite place to read fun, imaginative, and emotional works.

A: Tor obviously. Orbit for their ear-to-the-ground for finding new talent. DefCon One and Raw Dog Screaming Press for staying in the game for as long as they have.

A: PANK, Electric Literature, A Public Space, Asymptote, Tint, Jellyfish Review, Black Warrior Review, The Cincinnati Review, Split Lip, BOMB, The Rumpus, Hobart, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Willowherb Review, Flaneur, Dummy, Black Sun Lit (Vestiges), The Gravity of the Thing, Radioactive Moat, BOAAT, The Offing, Extra Teeth, and Tentacular, just to name a few. We love literary journals.

A: There's always good writing in venerable publications like the New Yorker and Kenyon Review, but it's more satisfying to find an exciting story or essay in something out of the way, where the keen eyes of some MFA students in Louisiana have spotted talent. I also love love love Brevity.

Stuart Phillips, Editor-in-chief of Causeway Lit, 28 January 2021