Hayden’s Ferry Review is my favorite literary magazine right now and has been for a while. It’s beautiful, but it isn’t over the top expensive like Black Clock, it publishes great work, but it isn’t exclusive like Hudson Review or Zyzzva which are exclusive on opposite ends of the spectrum. It’s just a great variety of discoveries of all kinds of good writing which is what you read a lit mag for, you want to be surprised. That’s part of the reason I like Hayden’s, it’s edited by the brilliant MFA students at ASU’s creative writing program and they pick cool edgy stuff. When you read the work, you are surprised, pleased, amazed.Read more on Kate's blog here.
And Caitlin Horrocks - former HFR editor, amazing writer, and all around wonderful person - answers some questions about her reading habits at the "Recommended Reading" blog. HFR wins for the one literary journal she would subscribe to if she only had one. Check out answers from Matt Bell, Sean Lovelace (both appearing in our next issue) and lots of other great writers, too.