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Q: If you publish writing, who are your favorite writers? If you publish art, who are your favorite artists?

A: JOSH ALLSOP
FRANCESCA BRATTON
PATRICK COTTER
KRISTIN DIMITROVA,
transl. TOM PHILLIPS
PATRICIA FARRELL
ALEC FINLAY
ADAM FLINT
MICHAEL KINDELLAN
MARK LAWLOR
JACOB KOBINA
AYIAH MENSAH
OTTO & GISEL
DAVID PUNTER
ROBERT SHEPPARD
IAN SEED
MARCUS SLEASE
CATHERINE STREET
IAIN TWIDDY
LYDIA UNSWORTH
G C WALDREP
SELENA WISNOM
ADAM WARNE
HOWARD WRIGHT
ALEX WYLIE
RUTH VALENTINE

A: Matthew Licht, John D Robinson, Gary D Morton, Leah Mueller, Casey Renee Kiser, and Karina Bush are some of HST's most frequently published authors. As for visual art, the works of Apollonia Saintclair, Van Rjin, Ben Newman, Chas Ray Krider, and Marc Blackie are certainly not to be missed.

A: My favorite writers and there's an ever mutating list as I remember and forget and rediscover authors definitely has the classics on it, Larry Niven, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov - but it also includes a lot of golden-age writers like Edmond Hamilton, William Tell, James Blish and so many others. David Gerrold is another. I gravitate towards the older style of writing subconsciously I think. Really there's so many great authors out there - that I can't name them all without feeling like I'm leaving out someone important, Ken Liu, for example

A: Our favourite writers & artists are those we publish. Our editorial board's taste is eclectic & ranges from Daphne du Maurier to Can Xue.

A: Some of my favorite writers are Ted Kooser, Natasha Trethewey, Mary Oliver,
Joseph Fasano, Marie Howe, Ruth Bell Graham, Jennifer K. Sweeney, Li-Young Lee,
Pablo Neruda, and Robert Frost.
Some of my favorite artists are Mary Massey, Mary Bullington, David Swanagin,
Margo Reis, Wassily Kandinsky, and Claude Monet. And, of course, we think God
is the best artist ever!

A: John Milton, David Foster Wallace, Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt, Oliver Sacks, Helen Keller, Thomas Pynchon, Maggie Nelson, Michael Pollan, Thomas Harris, Patrick Süskind, Mandy Aftel, George R. R. Martin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Oscar Wilde

A: We publish writing and art. We like anyone who surprises us. We want to be shocked, inspired, angered, brought to tears.

A: Anna Akhmatova, Raymond Carver, Yasunari Kawabata, Milan Kundera, C.P. Cavafy

A: We’ve had the privilege of working with some of the region’s best authors, such as poets Robert Lashley, Shin Yu Pai, EJ Koh, and authors Valerie Trueblood and Corinne Manning.

A: Teri Vlassopolous is one of my big favourites. I loved her collection of stories called Bats or Swallows and her novel Escape Plans (both books published by Invisible) which was expanded from one of the stories in the collection. I liked them so much that I even wrote a paper on them in my undergrad. I think that Teri is just so good at depicting unpleasant situations pleasantly. Like, she makes trauma and grief just seem so normal. I've got other collections that contain some of Teri's work, and even a nice little chapbook that I still need to dive into.
Téa Mutonji has recently become a favourite writer of mine. I think I love her work in Shut Up You're Pretty for a lot of the same reasons that I love Teri's work. Téa is writing on subject matter that might usually cause a panic attack for me, but I feel comfort instead. I'm so excited about what she has to offer to the literary landscape in the future.

A: The writer's that we have published that most meet the type of story we publish, are by David Shultz and Tyler W. Kurt. However, the writer's in general that influence the publication are Ursula K. Le Guin, Kurt Vonnegut, Daniel Keyes, Chuck Palahniuk, George Orwell, David Wong, Descartes, and Aristotle. Again, the issue is, very few writer's write only in our genre, but many have a short story (or two) that fit the kind of thing we do and admire.

A: Some favorite current poets: Rebecca Foust, Lisa Rappoport, Troy Jollimore, Meryl Natchez, Robert Hass, Terry Lucas, Forrest Gander
Some favorite current fiction writers: Heather Altfeld, James Tipton, Vikram Seth