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  1. In the Club

    “Sometimes, it was just easiest to choose from what I was given. Was I ungrateful if it wasn’t enough?” Writer Mindy Hung on The Joy Luck Club and Asian representation in popular fiction.

  2. An Open Apology To Dolly Parton 

    In a post that has gone viral instantly, author, editor, and book-loving mother Amy Rawe writes an ode to Dolly Parton’s community work and philanthropy, especially her efforts to promote childhood literacy.

    Image by Linda Stanley (CC BY 2.0)
  3. Gone But Never Forgotten: An Interview with Author Alexandra Shimo

    Author Alexandra Shimo suffered post traumatic stress disorder after visiting Kashechewan, a Canadian fly-in reserve.

    Alexandra Shimo on arrival in Kashechewan, Ontario.
  4. Lovecraft eZine

    The Lovecraft eZine, founded and managed by editor Mike Davis, focuses on weird fiction, cosmic horror, and the Cthulhu Mythos.

  5. A Conversation With Dan Ariely About What Shapes our Motivations

    At Longreads, Jessica Gross talks with author and behavioral economist Dan Ariely about understanding how humans behave from the ground up.

    Photo: May R.
  6. Duke University Press News

    Duke University Press is one of the leading English-language academic presses. On their site, you’ll find book announcements, essays, interviews, and other resources for curious readers, students, and scholars.

  7. Why NaNoWriMo is Noble Nuttiness (and Eight Steps to Make It Easier)

    Writer Guy Bergstrom explains why NaNoWriMo sets up aspiring novelists for failure — and how a different approach, focusing on narrative and structure over output, might be the way to go.

    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  8. Ivan Coyote

    Check out the site of Ivan Coyote — award-winning Canadian storyteller and author of 11 books, including the recently released Tomboy Survival Guide.

  9. The Gone Girl With The Dragon Tattoo On The Train

    “I was curious about more than just how often ‘girl’ books appeared; I wanted to understand who was writing these books, and the fate of the ‘girl’ in the title.” Exploring today’s book titles, Emily St. John Mandel asks: “Who are these girls? Why are there so many of them?”

  10. Postcards from a Bookshelf: Connecting to Readers with Translated Books

    Each month in 2017, author Ann Morgan will send a translated book to a reader around the world.

    Photo by Ann Morgan.
  11. The Settlement

    On her site, novelist Katharine Tree takes readers behind the scenes of her writing and editing process, and shares posts about other passions like knitting and gardening.

  12. Shouldn’t I Feel Pretty?

    An excerpt from Ivan Coyote’s book, Tomboy Survival Guide: “Because all those years I mistook that fear for shame, and that mistake has cost us both so much.”

  13. The Abuse and Despair I Saw on a First Nations Reserve

    “I easily grew distracted, drawn into thoughts of Kashechewan. Each memory triggered anxiety, anger and guilt.” Alexandra Shimo suffered PTSD after researching her book, Invisible North: The Search For Answers on a Troubled Reserve.

  14. In-Depth Stories: Five Longform Features to Save for the Weekend

    A roundup of some of the best longform storytelling recently published on WordPress.

  15. minor literature[s]

    Literary journal minor literature[s] presents off-the-beaten-path poetry, essays, art, and reviews by emerging authors and creators.