This is a We Are Watching Eliza Bright appreciation post. Plus: reading in the morning, the collapse of the dream of eternity, learning queer community and more.
How DO plague stories end? Plus, “non-binary” in Italian, was this one feminist classic actually trash, the Tamagotchi cemetery and more.
Not reading anything for a week, an interview with jamie hood, bathroom libraries, a short story collection of Sarahs and more.
It’s ok not to remember everything that you read, a new fund for Black creatives, and what is it like to explore childhood horror through the lens of queer adulthood?
Join us for a conversation with Riese Bernard (Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle) and Gabrielle Korn (author of “Everybody (Else) is Perfect,” former EIC of Nylon, former Autostraddle writer) about building the queer media you want to see in the world, and the work that is left to do!
Trans writing for trans people, “Everybody Else (Is) Perfect” is perfect, your dream job is dead and more.
Stop reading garbage online and start reading all the great books that are coming out in 2021 instead.
One last wave of all the “Best of 2020” lists you can handle! Plus, Roxane Gay is starting a book club, Carmen Maria Machado’s cheese ball recipe, how to be a girl detective, learning to be OK with being bored, and more.
It’s best books season, the addiction-memoir genre has been dominated by men, somehow it will be March again in just three months, and yes — that piece about High Femme Camp Antics that everyone is subtweeting about.
The word of the year is… depends on who you ask. Plus, being very gay online, a trans-only writing class, getting back into journalling and more.
What happens when literary events move online, why we’re obsessed with other people’s bookshelves, lots of horror reading lists and more.
Why private eyes are watching you, watching everything (jk) (probably); computers are machines; banned books to read by writers of color; Karla Cornejo Villavicencio is the first undocumented person to ever be nominated for a National Book Foundation Award; and more.
Roxane Gay on Audre Lorde, Emily Hashimoto on writing lesbian sex, Tessa Gratton on reclaiming genderqueer monstrousness and more.
The people who fantasize about library sex, excerpts and fall reading lists galore, Black-owned bookstores and radical bookstores, pandemic creativity and more.
The relationships between boredom, work, art, pandemic, and banana bread; the bourgeois romance of pandemic isolation; read books about “disreputable women” by women writers and more.
Raven Leilani’s Luster and the new vocabulary for morality, how lesbian pulp fiction made one essayist feel normal, a ton of new memoirs and more.
The past and future of trans narratives, a new Black-owned bookstore in the Twin Cities, updates on everyone’s pandemic diaries and more.
There’s another kind of revolution happening within this sequel, and that’s where Knecht really blows the doors off the noir genre.
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.
You’re joining a fight that is by no means new, check out this list of books to make sure you come correct to the next rally.
If you’re looking to escape reality for a little while, look no further than this year’s absolute bumper crop of queer novels. As late spring and summer literary events are postponed and cancelled, writers are looking for ways to connect virtually with readers and the publishing community – and finding ways to keep their creativity flowing in a difficult time.