New thoughts on South Asian cultural identity in YA, writing recovery and addiction narratives, Joan Didion’s reading list, how Judy Blume taught girls to be feminists and more.
These dark mysteries and thrillers featuring lesbian and bisexual main characters focus less on the romance and more on the hair raising on the back of your neck.
Books as medicine or advice, what’s happening to feminist bookstores, addiction and recovery narratives and more.
Complaining about language, a new zine about sisterhood beyond gender, Lambda Literary finalists, “dumpster fire” makes the dictionary and more.
How queer books are still marketed to straight readers, horror novels and OCD, OED feelings, feminist fonts, Virginia Woolf’s photo albums and more.
Talking about Kristen Stewart, gems, lesbian tropes, Girl Scout crushes, swine flu, the apocalypse and more with award-winning queer writer Carmen Maria Machado.
The literature of Ezili and finding lesbians and queers in Caribbean literature, feel(ing) free, new Foucault, taking young women’s love stories seriously and more.
Here are eight queer short story collections that embody the same kind of creepy, “bodies as horror,” fabulist, dark fairy tale feel that Machado’s book does.
Lesbian classic Tipping the Velvet turns 20. Plus mansplaining in the OED, RIP Ursula K Le Guin, Elena Ferrante’s new column and more.
A proposed New York prison book ban, asexuality in fiction, working from home, paper planners, spine-in books and more.
Eight stories that feature intersex characters for you to read right now.
A new queer feminist bookstore in Mississippi, how to read more this year, what to read more of, and more.
Your guide to 2018’s queer and feminist books.
Literary fiction is out, unicorns are in, a master list of queer poets of color, all the best book lists of 2017 and more.
The following eight memoirs, which deal with gender, food, writing, relationships and more, reflect soft femmes, tomboy femmes, chapstick femmes, and other femmes who aren’t all that femmey.
This year’s Bad Sex Awards, Black women poets speaking truth to power, learning how to be alone, the problem with categories in literature and more.
Women writers have friendships, too; women having control over their bodies; a poem from Eileen Myles and more.
I wonder why the story of a bisexual teenage boy is the one that allowed me to explicitly consider my identity as a bisexual adult woman for the first time.
Reading Audre Lorde after Charlottesville, gendered terms in language when you’re non-binary, scary little girls in literature and more.
Love queer speculative fiction but don’t have the time or energy to read novels or series? Then these eight collections and anthologies of queer speculative short fiction are for you!