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

A: EE "Doc" Murdock

A: As an editor, I enjoy most Christian work. If we're getting into specifics, I enjoy C.S. Lewis, Robinson, Catherine Palmer, Francine Rivers, and poets like Denise Levertov.

A: We publish both! For writers: Lydia Davis, Roberto Bolaño, George Saunders, Oisín Fagan, Clarice Lispector, Anne Carson, Tomas Tranströmer.
For artists: Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, David Hockney, Marlene Dumas, Grayson Perry, Bridget Riley, Kay Nielsen.

A: Some of my favorite writers include James Joyce, Salman Rushdie, Don DeLillo, Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges, David Foster Wallace, Joseph McElroy, Garielle Lutz, Gabriel García Márquez, and Alexander Theroux. Some of my favorite artists include Salvador Dalí, Vincent van Gogh, Hieronymus Bosch, Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Zbigniew M. Bielak, Eliran Kantor, Frida Kahlo, and Gustav Klimt.

A: Johnny's favorite poets and writers include Adrian C. Louis, Charles Bukowski, Raymond Carver, Leslie Marmon Silko, Li Po, and Ryokan.
Dominique's favorite poets and writers include Li-Young Lee, Ama Codjoe, Tarfia Faizullah, Jill Osier, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin.
Our shared favorites include Leila Chatti, Natalie Diaz, Dorianne Laux, Sharon Olds—as well as many of the poets we’ve published in our pages.

A: W. B. Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Edgar Allan Poe, Li Bai, Rumi, Robert Frost

A: We love works ranging from Ada Limón, Ocean Vuong, Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, Michael Lee, Maggie Smith to Mary Oliver, Charles Bukowski, Ilya Kaminsky, Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison and other artist you love!

Oladejo Abdullah Feranmi, Assistant Editor of Juste Literary, 25 June 2024

A: Ada Limon, Grace MacNair, Kaveh Akbar, Maya Angelou, Sarah Ghazal Ali

A: Ginn Hale, Priest, Fumi Yoshinaga, Douglas Adams, John Steinbeck

A: In our submission guidelines I've included a long list of some of my favourite stories and books with themes or approaches which fit with - and in some cases helped to inspire! - Inner Worlds. It features Martha Wells, P. Djèlí Clark, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, John Wiswell, and many more.

A: Favorite writers: Carver, Fitzgerald, O'Connor, Danticat, Kincaid, Lorca, Bukowski, Angelou. Just to name a few.

A: Dorianne Laux, Ellen Bass, Alison Luterman, Joseph Millar, Oliver de la Paz, Matthew Dickman, Tim Seibles, James Crews, Danusha Lameris, Sandra Yannone, John Brehm, Cecila Woloch, Kelli Russell Agodon