Reading online, typewriters, trans literature, romance fiction as feminist fiction and more.
“Wildly, the girls locked to each other. Their bodies were gleaming now with sweat. Lip to lip, breast to breast, thigh to slippery thigh, they heaved and gyrated, ecstasy rising like a lava wave.”
The Miseducation of Cameron Post’s removal from a summer reading list, literary books coming out this fall, trigger warnings, marginalizing women’s writing and more.
Why queer characters and themes in YA hasn’t translated to mainstream fiction, literature as propaganda, the Beyoncé of poetry, a discussion of systems of oppression and more.
Instead of taking away university funding, the State found a way to ensure these schools will teach only “appropriate” subjects.
A new comic from Alison Bechdel, gendered pronouns, volatile organic compounds, arguments about YA fiction, fairy tales and more.
This year’s Lambda Award winners were announced yesterday evening and now it’s time to read ALL OF THEM.
“Bad girls” in YA, lack of diversity, an awesome interview with Janet Mock, reconsidering adverbs and more.
Eileen Myles poems, reading poetry, topless reading parties, excerpts from An Untamed State and more.
Unknown female beat poets, lesbian historical fiction, the problem with essays, reading more, the answer to the question “how much gay sex should a novel have?” and more.
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.
Five publications for you to load on your screen and then read with your eyeballs.
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.
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.
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.
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