Writing and money, machines learning from our texts (and replicating our power structures), whether books are clutter and more.
LGBT fiction for the tween / young teen in your life, or for anyone who likes a good queer book (spoiler: that’s everyone).
Topics include kayaking in Alaska, taking Amtrak across the U.S., Queer Teen Stars, Cathy, Lindy West, frequent flyer mile obsessives, calories, the professional poet and more!
Getting real about the financial realities of writing, creative forces of subculture, K-pop, the branded ephemera of Frida Khalo, and shedding books to survive academia.
Here are 20 novels, YA titles, memoirs, poetry collections, and more that we think you’ll absolutely love. What are you excited about reading this spring?
Topics include rats, being awake during surgery, defining disability, aerial skiing, a deranged mayor in late-90s Connecticut, Luke Perry, college admissions, Fox News, Outdoor Voices and so much more!
A subjective beginning exploration into the far-reaching but inconsistent landscape of literary tomboys.
Pleasure Activism offers up a multitude of tactics for which to embody pleasure, claim it as a central and essential liberatory practice, and a sustainable one for the long-term road trip of justice work.
Topics include lesbian doppelgängers, the lives of facebook moderators, YouTube’s young ASMR stars, Homicide: Death on the Screen, student loans, Elizabeth Holmes and so much more!
A website that generates short stories based on phone numbers, the feminist Western, financially sustaining a creative life, books to read before “The L Word” comes back, and more.
Have you read Stray City by Chelsey Johnson? It’s got great authentic representation of supportive queer community. Here are eight more books featuring queers who show up for each other!
I talked to lesbian author T Kira Madden about her debut memoir, the challenges of writing about family and addiction, and finding a sense of belonging in queer community and in life.
Topics include stadium bathrooms, murder, “sportswriting’s filthiest fuck-up,” Heaven’s Gate fashion, handheld gaming, everyone else but you having money, the queer art of f*cking your friends and more!
“Why are we so quick to conclude that marginalized writers’ work is autobiographical?” Plus books about love triangles, a secret lesbian code, why you need to start writing letters to trans people in prison and more.
If I could have willed a book into existence, that book would be Stray City — so I talked to Chelsey Johnson about her debut novel and what it’s like to render queer community so intimately for the public.
Novels, memoirs, essay and short story collections that are really good and also have sex in them that involve two or more women! Wow!
You’d be surprised the kind of memories that can be sparked by a simple phrase or even by the look and feel of a book.
Can you even believe this list has 68 (!!) upcoming 2019 queer YA books? WOW. No matter what kind of LGBT YA you’re into, there is something on this list for you.
Topics include Bryan Singer, toxic YA twitter, Chirstopher Pike, the tell-tale fan, Oscars for racial reconciliation fantasies, sexual assault as male bonding, Lil Tay, Soundcloud rap, sunscreen and more!
Still mourning Mary Oliver. Plus why “books” are not a personality, the mood of reading, feminist bookstores to support right now and more.