"Such gut-wrenching brilliance that it actually brought my legs to a standstill on a semi-busy street."
"Hannah Stevens's fiction is beguilingly elliptical. Her stories draw you in to a fragile, compressed world. The prose is tightly controlled."
David Belbin, author of Bone and Cane
"These are stories that challenge the reader, that force an involvement in the text... Without Makeup and Other Stories demands an investment; Stevens is a skilled enough writer to make that investment worthwhile."
"...laced with beautiful prose, allowing the reader to see the world in new ways..."
Everybody's Reviewing on Without Makeup
"Hannah Stevens cares about how her stories are told..."
Emma Lee, review of Without Makeup
"In The Best Way to Kill a Butterfly by Hannah Stevens, a ghoulish trend for gathering and displaying butterflies serves as a backdrop for a relationship in crisis, and an exploration of the ways in which we hurt ourselves and those who love us in the face of loss."
Review of Unthology 10