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

A: I’ve adored poets such as Frank O’Hara, Czeslaw Milosz, Sharon Olds, and Mark Doty since I first discovered poetry as a teenager. Some of my current favorites are Jericho Brown, Tracy K. Smith, Ada Limon, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Tyehimba Jess. I’m also reading a lot more fiction over the summer, which has become mainly everything by Jesmyn Ward. I’m a little late to it, but Colson Whithead’s The Underground Railroad just blew me away. Beryl Markham’s memoir, West With The Night, is my constant example of what I love in non-fiction.

A: James Baldwin and Hanya Yanagihara, Maxine Hong Kingston and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Mary Oliver and Osip Mandelstam, Justyna Mielnikiewicz and Ashima Narain.

A: That's hard. I love the work by Francis Daulerio and Mick Bennett. Then there is Corin Reyburn!

A: Kipling, obviously. Also Sylvia Townsend Warner,Kamila Shamsie, W H Auden, Louis MacNeice, Adrienne Rich, Emily Dickinson, D J Enright, Austen, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, A S Byatt, Dickens, Tolstoy, and others too numerous to mention. Oh, and Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Milton, Anon . And Homer and Sappho of course - but I won't start on the classics. And Thomas Mann. And Sei Shonagon. And Proust, and Barthes. And a lot more.

A: Writers: Terrance Hayes, Yusef Komunyakaa, Claudia Emerson, Laura Kasischke, Kevin Young, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bruce Snider, Robert Hass, Audre Lorde, Mark Strand, Ansel Elkins.
Artists: Mark Rothko, Georgia O'Keefe, Keith Haring, Etel Adnan, Jacob Lawrence, Rory Doyle, Ansel Adams, Nam June Paik.

Langdon Dean Julius, Founding Editor of Juke Joint, 15 June 2018

A: Gabriel Marquez, czlaw milocz, a. maupin, penelope lively, Christina Garcia, elena ferrante, leonora carrington, etc etc etc. Oh I forgot poets! too many to list

A: For me, personally, some of the writers I admire who are currently writing are Rose Lemberg, Charlie Jane Anders, Rebecca Roanhorse, Bejanun Sriduangkaew, Roanna Sylver, and Shveta Thakrar.

A: At the moment Sally Rooney, June Caldwell, George Saunders, Melissa Lee Houghton and Jenni Fagan. Overall there are too many to mention!

A: HelloHorror has several repeat offenders who we are always happy to have return to our pages. Poets Holly Day and Lyn Lifshin, horror noir author Gary Clifton, novelist Chris Castle, and one of our latest newcomers who I intend to pester until we get another amazing short story from her, Joanna Koch. We have many more recurring authors beyond this list. We recognize great work when we see it and we try to be as minimal as possible when it comes to suggesting changes to submissions that we have accepted, and I think authors really appreciate that.

Brent Armour, Editor in Chief of HelloHorror, 28 May 2018

A: George Saunders
Aimee Bender
JD Daniels
Natasha Trethewey
Sarah Manguso
Patricia Lockwood
Claudia Rankine
Aimee Nezhukumatathil

A: Helen Oyeyemi, Silvina Ocampo, bell hooks, Jeanette Winterson, Anne Sexton, Agha Shahid Ali, Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Debojit Dutta, Founder and Editor of Antiserious, 18 May 2018

A: My favourite authors, who were alive when I was reading them, and in some cases still are, include Gene Wolfe, Roger Zelazny, Samuel R Delany, and Robert Adams who wrote the Horseclans books. I also greatly enjoy reading le Carré at his best, as well as Dick Francis, Ruth Rendell, and Elizabeth Moon.
Artists (since we also publish art) include Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, Rowena Morrill, and Boris Vallejo, as well as Dali, Rembrandt, Renoir, Joshua Reynolds and George Romney