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The Long, Zig-Zag Road to a Student's Graduation

Martha Lufkin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

There, a man with a flowing long white beard directed us to a deserted hotel, but no one answered the door. Cats howled in the night. Trees creaked as if about to crash down. We beat it out of Headless Horseman Park.

LGBT Literature: It's Not All Life and Death

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Two Internet memes are promoting literary issues that I care about deeply. On May 1, 2, and 3, a groups of activists using Twitter hashtags raised awareness about the need for diverse characters and story lines in children's and young adult books.

How I Learned to Stop Being a Literary Snob and Love Romance

Zola Books | Posted 06.16.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Having writers who can cater to our private and guilty-pleasure reading tastes is the same as having a truly good sex partner who's willing to act out your most reductive or taboo fantasies, because sometimes that's what you need.

Christopher Rice Making the Heavens Rise

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Charles Karel Bouley

Tense, gripping, gory at times, The Heavens Rise is every bit the novel one would expect from, well, someone like his mom. But they are not rivals, in fact, his being a successful author has even brought them closer.

Author Kergan Edwards-Stout Shares His Gift for the Holidays

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 12.08.2013 | Books
Gregory G. Allen

I first came to know Kergan, however, as an author. Our debut novels launched at virtually the same moment, leading to our paths intersecting on a great many occasions, and I'm happy to say that we became friends.

The Rise of the New Book

Jeff Klima | Posted 11.27.2013 | Books
Jeff Klima

So desperate and hungry were people for accessible fiction that "speaks their language," they turned a bastardized Twilight f**kfest fan-fiction turnip into a pop culture phenomenon. Imagine how well something as sexy as a contemporary Tropic of Cancer or Lolita would do in this day and age?

A Letter to CBS and TWC

Lynn Isenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Lynn Isenberg

Just how much is CBS asking Time Warner Cable to pay them to carry their programming? Just how much does TWC already pay? TWC makes money off of monthly subscription fees. CBS makes money off of TWC for a portion of those fees, plus advertising fees.

Isms

Hillary Kaylor | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Hillary Kaylor

The Khmer people, they of the lovely almond skin complexions and river stone eyes, have a way of expression, perhaps like none other I have, or will e...

The Killing Tree

Hillary Kaylor | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Hillary Kaylor

The land is green, rolling and gentle-seeming in the way only places far from home can seem. Valleys are carved into the ground, covered in carpets of silky grass and steadfast moss.

Sexism vs. The Costa Prize

Foz Meadows | Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
Foz Meadows

If a female writer makes the claim that the literary establishment is predominantly male-centric on account of sexism, and your response is to claim that women are both inherently less interesting and worse writers than men, then congratulations! You are being sexist.

'I'll Have the Men's Fiction! (Extra Macho and Genius on Top!)'

Laura Zigman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Laura Zigman

Last week, Esquire announced a new editorial imperative -- to run "Men's Fiction." We thought they already did this, but apparently, that's just not enough.

Author Charlotte Rogan On The Unexpected Success Of 'The Lifeboat'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

For decades, and unbeknownst to many, Charlotte Rogan quietly wrote novels while raising triplets in Dallas, Texas. At 57, she published The Lifeboat, which is poised to become a huge success.

What Is a Literary Novel?

Warren Adler | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

Does durability, for example, constitute an important definition of what is or becomes a literary novel? How does a novel become a classic? Who determines what becomes a classic?

London's Literary Salons

Crane.tv | Posted 12.08.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Crane.tv

London has long been seen as a purveyor of all that's cool - hipsters and trendsetters are constantly piled into the latest IT bar watching undergroun...

10 Rules for a Literary Feud

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

You must choose a feud partner who is somewhat equal to you in writing style. Literary feuds involving a fantasy writer who threatens to cast "rune-elf blood curses" on you aren't cool.

On Names

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

There is a two-fold complaint nestled in the plumy thicket of today's screed, good people. And while they (the individual issues of the complaint) are...

Why Are Book Titles So Boring?

The Guardian | Darragh McManus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apparently book titles can't be copyrighted - I was going to call my first tome Confessions of an English Opium Eater, before my advisers counselled a...

One Self-Published Author Gives a Story of War a Soul

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Homefront, is a novel about someone waiting for a loved one to return home from war. What inspired you to write this particular story?

Literary Community Rallies Around Author Through Donations for Silent Auction

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cicily Janus

In artist communities around our country, it is imperative that we support each other and gather the support of others outside the community, especially in times of trouble.