I don’t know about you, but a party where everyone sits quietly in a bar and reads together sounds like MY KIND OF PARTY.
Scrawny female protagonists, experimental fiction, Wodehouse, sentence fragments and more.
Gender and racial diversity in children’s books, talking about talking about race and sexuality in all types of books, why speed reading is stupid and more.
Computer-generated texts, working on trains, avoiding your book club, how critics fail writers of color and more.
Novels in one sentence, “Hild,” libraries, queer poetry, semi-colons, classic literature reenacted by Lego, schools facing funding cuts for making students read queer literature and more.
You should celebrate Black History Month by reading all of these books right now.
Reading women, reading other humans, what counts as queer writing, library theft and more.
Maps, lesbian steampunk recommendations, today’s reason you’ll want to propose to Mallory Ortberg, reading women writers and more.
This issue proves that that’s possible — there’s gobs of work out there made by queer artists that isn’t confined to coming out stories, identity struggles, or crushes on straight girls, and it’s really good.
Alice Walker and Tracy Chapman dated and nothing else even matters. Also unlikeable protagonists, books to treat depression, books to treat your lesbian break-up and more.
This week in lit: when emoji work better than words, the intersection between writing and food, best books lists, the worst grammar mistakes and more.
This week in lit: the best of the best of lists, holiday crafts with books you want to punish, digital national libraries and more.
This week in lit: trans* poetry, finding Waldo, reviewing books in GIFs, Doris Lessing, closeted characters, riese reads “the circle” and more.
This week in lit news: reports that novels may or may not be dead have been exaggerated, the animated history of the English language, “Love Cake” and more.
This week in lit: creepy books to read while we’re all still obsessed with Halloween, 10 years of queer YA, Emily Dickinson, “City of Night” and more.
This week in lit: YA novels with trans* characters and authors, Canadians winning everything, grammar games, dinosaur erotica and more.
This week in lit: reading apps, Beowulf, diversity, that guy who doesn’t teach books by women or queer people and the end of the world.
This week in queer lit: women winning prizes, discussions about diversity, library-related crises, an excerpt from Sarah Schulman’s “After Dolores” and more.
Vintage comics, the Scholastic Reading Club, forgotten words, international bookstore porn, intersectionality and more.
This week in lit: bookshelfies, queer superhero power couples, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, a pop-culture feminist syllabus and more.