1,000 books about black girls, a new Didion thinkpiece, earning a living wage when writing, literary binge reading and more.
Buying the same book over and over, decorating your dream library, why women writers disappear, historical fiction as resistance and more on queer books.
Fat-positive queer books, Roxane Gay on dissonance, weeding out your shelves, books as best friends and more.
Queer holiday depression, a trans princess book, reading Lolita under the patriarchy, Eileen Myles on Transparent, books lists and more.
It’s best-of list time! Also poetry by QPOC, Jeanette Winterson and Marlon James in discussion, periods as a sign of anger, Victorian lesbians on a killing spree, and more!
“Let us remember that we become the stories we tell.” Also: an early Horcrux, books women should not read, monstrous bad spelling and more.
Books that Patti Smith mentions in her memoir, tips for NaNoWriMo, how 21 indie presses got their starts and other things about queer books!
Queer books for Halloween, a new collaborative serial from Malinda Lo, witch history, librarian history and more.
An excerpt from Carrie Brownstein’s memoir, tiny beautiful libraries, the best queer sex in literature, Michelle Tea on Eileen Myles and more.
Eileen Myles is having a moment (okay she’s always been having a moment but people finally noticed); a new trans poetry literary journal; queer books to read this fall and more.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide and loving problematic things; The Argonauts and embracing but not constraining queerness; writing about race and representation; queer books with bi characters and more.
New Eileen Myles, students who don’t want to read Fun Home, Hogwarts updates, asexual characters in YA, a review of the IKEA catalog and more.
Discussing race in a culture hostile to discussing race, transnational trans characters, a book you can drink and more.
How the representation of queerness is changing in African writing; new Shirley Jackson and Dr. Seuss; teen magazines; sexism in publishing; and more.
Recent books featuring queer people of color, travelling and reading, reading and your brain, your favorite curse word and more. Plus coverage of the Harper Lee coverage.
Zines and sci-fi by people of color, queer magical realism, everything’s an essay, rewriting the diary and more.
Queer Book Club has lots of great recommendations, a new short story by Malinda Lo, a feminist coloring book and more!
Illustrated owls, Judy Blume’s new novel, the Lambda Literary Award winners, what Riese and Rachel have been reading, and more.
Sex scenes in YA, rereading books, stealing a pen from Douglas Adams’s grave and more.
Structuring and restructuring the self through notebooks, the city with the most bookstores per capita, poetry collections that are like documentaries and more.