The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts) boils down to one simple formula: Writing + Reading + Community = MFA. At DIY MFA, you’re given the tools to create a do-it-yourself version of the MFA and encouraged to write, read, and build a community in ways that serve your goals.
Averting the Apocalypse, Quietly
Logan Goldberg reflects on how we need a world with fiction: “And maybe we need a world wherein we escape from our outside influences and pour ourselves onto the page, and then show those pages to anyone willing to give them a chance.”
“Names Have Power”: Five Essays on Names and Identity
Five essays on names and identity.
The official site of Margaret Atwood: poet, novelist, children’s author, and (surprise!) cartoonist. Browse Margaret’s cartoons, read interviews, and learn about her work supporting green interests.
bug bug book reviews
No matter how exhausted mom of three Lorilin gets, she always finds time to read! On bug bug book reviews, she reviews her favorites (and not-so-favorites), with a focus on fiction, memoir, and wellness.
Thank you for keeping us entertained, making us think, showing us other worlds, and offering glorious distraction when reality has us freaking out. What would we do without you? We love you forever.
Vulpes Libris, Latin for “Book Fox,” is a literary hub where a collective of bibliophiles talk about what they read, and publish interviews, reviews, and other bookish treats.
Writing SFF in the Resistance
“So what part will writers and illustrators and comic book writers and creators of SFF play in this coming struggle? . . . That’s up to us. To decide to see this story through. To write and dream of that better ending.” Phenderson Djèlí Clark on writing in the midst of dark, trying times.
My Favorite Animal Longreads of 2016
Pam Mandel from Nerd’s Eye View shares her favorite stories about animals from 2016.
The Rise of the Crowd-Sourced Syllabus
From the Trump Syllabus 2.0 to the Native Lives Matter Syllabus, crowd-sourced syllabi have popped up as resources for educators and readers looking for background about complex current events.
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.
The Lovecraft eZine, founded and managed by editor Mike Davis, focuses on weird fiction, cosmic horror, and the Cthulhu Mythos.
How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism
Journalist and independent-press advocate Josh Stearns offers a wide range of resources for readers looking for trustworthy media outlets in our post-truth, fake-news era.
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?”
A Halloween Weekend Reading List
A reading list for this spooky holiday, from pieces in GQ to Electric Literature.