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Read all the editors' answers to Duotrope's interview question: If you publish writing, who are your favorite writers? If you publish art, who are your favorite artists? Learn more.

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

A: A compilation of writers from the editors (in no particular order): Carmen Maria Machado, Ada Limon, Alina Stefanescu, Tara Isabel Zambrano, Cathy Ulrich, Taylor Byas, Isabelle Correa, L Mari Harris, Tommy Dean, Christopher M. Drew, L. Scully, Mariah Rigg, David Centorbi, Lindsey Heatherly, Elizabeth Bates, Abigail Swire, Hannah Grieco, Monica Wang, to name just a few of the many, many we adore.

J. Edward Kruft, Editor-at-large of trampset, 09 August 2020

A: Poetry: Luci Shaw, Madeleine L'Engle, Barbara Crooker, Billy Collins, Ted Kooser, Jane Kenyon, Mary Oliver
Prose: Toni Morrison, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Frederick Buechner, Bill Watterson

A: Oh, what a difficult question. I grew up in love with John Steinbeck, then moved on to an obsession with Steven King and writing of dystopia and apocalypse. I've read Brave New World about ten times. Now, I'd choose to answer with names like Octavia Butler and Kelly Link, Jonathan Safron Foer, Bill Buford, Tommy Orange, Barbara Kingsolver, Atul Gawande, David Mitchell, Jessmyn Ward, Rion Scott, Bret Anthony Johnston, Lauren Groff, and I could go on forever.

Melissa Wade, Editor-in-chief of phoebe, 07 August 2020

A: Sonya Huber, Leslie Jamison, Esme Weijun Wang

A: My favourite writers are those who have been with me since the very beginning, who believed in my publication even before I had clearly defined what I wanted it to be, and shared my passion enough to want to be a part of it: Christina De La Rocha, Deogracias Benjamin Kalima, and Little Miss Expat.

A: Jeffrey Tayler
Paul Theroux
Bruce Northam
Shelley Seale

A: Edna St. Vincent Millay, T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, William Blake, Rumi, Billy Collins, Rainer Maria Rilke, Mary Oliver, William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A: These are not artists we have published, since we publish new artists only; just artists we admire: for poetry, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Louise Gluck; for fiction, Alice Munro, Francine Prose, Eva Salzman; for art, Tamara Lempicka, Ruth Orkin, Edward Hopper.

A: It's not fair to choose favourites! The standard of submissions is so high. I love Juliano Zaffino's reviews, and we have a great short story coming up soon from Annabel Banks, whose collection "Exercises in Control" was published just before lockdown, and is fantastic.

A: Ann Patchett, Chris Bohjalian, Jane Harper, Lily King, Diane Chamberlain, Celeste Ng

A: Rudulfo Anaya
Hunter S. Thompson
Oscar Zeta Acosta
Stella Pope Duarte
Charles Bukowski
Sandra Cisneros
Henry Miller
Roberto Bolaño
Kurt Vonnegut
Richard Brautigan
John Steinbeck
Zora Neale Hurston

A: Some of our favorite writers include: Emily Jungmin Yoon, Donika Kelly, Roxanne Gay, Eve Ewing, Toni Morrison, Layli Long Soldier, and Jericho Brown.