Storytelling Filter
  1. Yaansoon Illustration + Art

    An illustration site created by a “nomadic Mediterranean foodie,” Yaansoon is a colorful celebration of food, travel, and visual storytelling.

    Art
  2. picture books blogger

    Lovingly curated by Sarah Yewman, a “self-confessed picture-book geek,” picture books blogger reviews and showcases illustrated stories for diverse audiences of all ages.

    Authors
  3. Know Your Audience

    “I became aware of this phenomenon—people believing fiction is true—some years before this mass delusion about a popular novel swept the nation.” At The Mendocino Humanist, Todd Walton recounts his experiences with audiences who assume his stories are autobiographical.

    Authors
  4. The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books

    In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

    Authors
    Author Ann Morgan of A Year of Reading the World in Crete.
  5. Tin House

    Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews and covers both established authors and undiscovered writers.

    Books
  6. The Normal School

    “We’re just sort of the lit mag equivalent of the kid who always has bottle caps, cat’s eye marbles, dead animal skulls, little blue men and other treasures in his pockets.” The Normal School is a biannual publication for people who love to read.

    Essay
  7. Literary Hub

    Lit Hub is a central place for writers, publishers, books, bookstores, librarians, and readers to congregate and celebrate books and literary culture.

    Books
  8. Unbroken

    “I pull into the park district lot, rain pelting against the windshield, and as usual there are no spaces available near the building entrance so I make a bee line toward a spot at the far end . . .” At Thread, Jane Donaldson writes a one-sentence essay — and the sentence is 832 words.

    Essay
  9. The Millions

    Called an “indispensable literary site” by the New York Times, The Millions covers the latest in books, culture, and the arts.

    Culture
  10. Stripped for Parts

    Courtenay Bluebird on writing stories: “Writers pocket these moments and pull them out to look at later under a lamp with a notebook. This is fine with me—it’s magpie stealing. It is general and gestural and often sweet.”

    Essay
  11. “Stories are the reason we ever made it this far — as individuals, and as a species. Stories are powerful, like thunder and lightning.”

    Commentary
  12. “There Is Always an After”: Kristen Twardowski on Writing Endings

    Author Kristen Twardowski shares her thoughts on writing endings.

    Inspiration
    Photo via Kristen Twardowski
  13. Here at the End of All Things

    “Fantasy worlds are defined by limits: much is unknown in these worlds, and the unknown either resists being known, or it is left in peace.” A longread on losing oneself in the geography of fantasy worlds, from Middle Earth to Westeros.

    Design
    Illustration by Kjell Reigstad, based on cartography by Dyson Logos.
  14. Joshi Daniel on Nine Years of Photoblogging

    Joshi Daniel, a photographer from India, celebrates nearly a decade of photoblogging.

    Photography
    All photographs by Joshi Daniel.
  15. Want to Get Hired by Your Favorite Rapper? Build a Website.

    Negele “Hospey” Hospedales wanted to be Chance the Rapper’s intern. So he built a website to get noticed.

    Business