Malinda Lo’s work has been incredibly relevant and sustaining to this site and this community, and her voice on current leaps forward in lesbian cultural production remains unparalleled. Which is why we’re more excited than we can say to partner with PenguinTeen to debut the cover and a new excerpt from Malinda’s latest and most personal book, Last Night at the Telegraph Club.
Malinda Lo’s all-new short story about an inauguration protest that’s interrupted by an alien invasion is available exclusively on Autostraddle dot com!
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.
Looking for clearly queer Asian and Pacific Islander women in fiction? Look no further.
“There’s a certain kind of girl you never really see — even when she’s right in front of you. Some of those invisible girls are watching you as carefully as you’re overlooking them. A story of friendship, love, loyalty, and murder.”
From hard and soft sci-fi to military sci-fi to space opera: here are eight (gay) books you should add to your reading list.
“Every love story is between men who love men, or women who love women, or men and women who love both men and women. The sex is good fun, but the romance is deliriously well-written. Such aching and longing and pining and promises (amid cups and cups of chocolate!).”
Marginalized writers learning to value their own stories, interviews with queer and trans artists of color, a new Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie story, bisexuality in sci fi and more.
Marginalia, feminist shelfies, expanding the queer canon, 2014 in queer diversity in YA and more.
The 50 most essential queer books coming this fall.
The books of Orange is the New Black, diversity in kids’ books, heroic librarians, subtle ways of convincing those around you to read your favorite childhood novels and more.
This week in lit links: book-inspired ice cream, why “women’s stories” aren’t the same as stories about women’s lives, writing gay YA in Russia and more.
Where to find queer books to read, starting books but not finishing them, perceived gender, 1984 and more.
An excerpt from Michelle Tea’s new novel, chicken lit is the new chick lit, library lesbianism, sexism in publishing and more.
Queer Covers, Cristy C. Road, learning to be a lesbian writer in a feminist bookstore, Michelle Tea on trans* and bisexual representation and so much more!
Topics include finding quality queer books, the Pultizers, Maya Angelou, a big week at the Lesbrary, SO MANY EVENTS and what we’ve been reading.
Lambda Literary Award Finalists, Lean In, Sister Spit, performance-enhancing drugs for writing, outsider lit for girls, bookish cures and so much more!
Underwear from lesbian fiction, a defence of reading, queer love letters, killer courses and more.
Batwoman’s lesbian wedding, queer fiction for Black History Month, Jeanette Winterson on Virginia Woolf and confessions from an analogue-obsessed book sniffer, book cakes and so much more!
This week in literature: reading writers you hate, choosing your own adventure, evolving libraries, an interview with Eileen Myles, Gertrude Stein and more.