“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.
Want to know how to have lesbian sex? These books have your back.
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.
Poets to start reading now, what to do about the VIDA results, kids being told to stop reading and more.
Books by people of color are more likely to be banned, Cherríe Moraga on the re-release of This Bridge Called My Back, a new webseries that’s basically lesbian pulp fiction come to life and more!
BOOK IT, forgotten feminist epics, recommended books by trans women, diversity and more.
Toni Morrison on experimenting, what Sappho sounded like, women authors to read immediately, a bunch of upcoming book-related events and more.