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

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

A: Dusty: Well, Stephen King is my number one (obvious to those who read my work) ... but others include Dean Koontz, J.A. Jance and Jack Chalker
Mandy: I grew up with the classics. The Bronte sisters, Dickens, Poe, all the authors who changed the face of literature as we know it today.
I still love those authors and the ways they impacted literature, but today my favorite authors are those who pour their heart and soul on the page and hold nothing back. We have our fair share of them in our midst and we're proud to call them Askewians.

Mandy Melanson / Dusty Grein, Founder / Managing Editor of Anthology Askew, 29 April 2018

A: For writing, I absolutely love Michael Chabon. His work has so much depth to it and he never loses sight of his characters amidst the plot. For more intimate writing, Andre Aciman did outstanding work with Call Me By Your Name. For art, it's impossible to not adore Henri Cartier Bresson. Is images capture such personal, candid moments in a way that no other artist has.

A: We love raw, honest, and inventive writing from a diverse array of perspectives and voices. We count all of our former contributors as favorite writers.

A: Jill Osier, Ocean Vuong, Sarah Vap, Rickey Laurentiis, Monica Youn, Claudia Rankine, Lucie Brock Broido, Javier Zamora, Jesmyn Ward, Merrie Snell, Roxane Gay

Linda Dove, Faculty Editor of Moria, 20 April 2018

A: Yusef Komunyakaa, Ryo Yamaguchi, Dorothea Lasky, Mary Ruefle, Some People You Ain't Never Heard Of, Ross Gay, Brandon Courtney.
For art, we like Cosmo Whyte, Dolan Cyr, Stephanie Dowda, Kahn & Selesnick, Alex Kuno, and Some People You Ain't Never Heard Of.

A: The only problem with listing our favorite authors/contributors is that the list is very long. We publish the essays we love. They're all our favorites. Some of our contributors who’ve written more than one entry for Dead Housekeeping, whose work we’re always excited to read, include Leslie Brown, Beth Dugan, Rowan Beckett Grigsby, and Lana Nieves.

A: I'm assuming you mean favorite writers and artists not published in AHC, in which case Jorie Graham, Helene Cixous, Kathy Acker, Cheryl Strayed, Toby Olson, Alice Notley, Joyce Carol Oates, Fanny Howe for writers. Artists; Francesca Woodman, Henry Darger, Sally Mann, Marisa Chafetz, Karen Finley.

A: Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Anne McCaffrey, Raymond E. Feist, Jim Butcher, Terry Brooks

A: Natalie Eilbert, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Danez Smith, Marie Howe, Tracy K. Smith, Sharon Olds, Ocean Vuong, Chen Chen, Eve Ewing, Natalie Shapero, Paisley Rekdal

Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, Poetry Editor of Foglifter, 20 March 2018

A: Considering our focus on the well-crafted sentence, language, and rhythm, it may be no surprise that the writers and artists we most love are as follows: William Faulkner, John Updike, Virginia Woolf, Don Delillo, Graham Greene, T.S. Eliot, Adrienne Rich, Mary Ruefle, Aase Berg, Anders Nilsen, Jaime and GIlbert Hernandez, Michael DeForge, and David Lapham.