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clmporg:

Dear Writer,

Remember your first time?

First time being published, that is. Maybe it was a story in your college lit mag, or a poem in an online journal, or an essay in a periodical. Maybe you even had a manuscript accepted by a small press. Whatever your publishing track record,…

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YOU GUYS. So many big things today!!! Deep breath. Deeeeep breath. Let’s start from the top:

1.) Last night, Sherman Alexie went on The Colbert Report and plugged the hell out of Edan Lepucki’s California in the wake of this whole Amazon-Hachette battle. SHE GOT AN OFFICIAL COLBERT BUMP and is now the best-selling book at Powell’s!

2.) We just got word that Emma Straub’s The Vacationers will debut at #18 on the mother effing New York Time’s Best-Seller’s List! 

MOST BRILLIANT DAY EVER. So excited for these incredible writers, and SO PROUD to have worked with them. 

And um, also, you can buy Edan Lepucki’s novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me here. Emma’s Fly-Over State is out of print, but it’s collected in Other People We Married, and you can keep sticking it to Amazon by buying it straight from her original publisher, Five Chapters

italicsmine:

skylightbooks:

housingworksbookstore:

littlebrown:

Editor joy! Little, Brown editor Allie Sommer holds up one of the first finished copies of California by italicsmine. 

This book is really, really good. I’ve thought about it every day since I read it.

California!!!

AHHHHH!!!!!   It looks beautiful!  Also, isn’t my editor Allie just so adorable and elegant?

We are in love with this book, naturally. Go pre-order a copy, because we want to discuss it with you all STAT.

italicsmine:

skylightbooks:

housingworksbookstore:

littlebrown:

Editor joy! Little, Brown editor Allie Sommer holds up one of the first finished copies of California by italicsmine

This book is really, really good. I’ve thought about it every day since I read it.

California!!!

AHHHHH!!!!!   It looks beautiful!  Also, isn’t my editor Allie just so adorable and elegant?

We are in love with this book, naturally. Go pre-order a copy, because we want to discuss it with you all STAT.

emmastraub:

The Vacationers is out today! Thank you for publishing it, @riverheadbooks! Everyone please go buy three copies! Thank you!

You guys! Emma is magic. Go buy this STAT.

emmastraub:

The Vacationers is out today! Thank you for publishing it, @riverheadbooks! Everyone please go buy three copies! Thank you!

You guys! Emma is magic. Go buy this STAT.

"Is she a good baby? People would ask me. Well, no, I’d say."This was SO GOOD.But it’s probably like, 30K words. It’s a novella. Deal with it, Knopf.

"Is she a good baby? People would ask me. Well, no, I’d say."

This was SO GOOD.

But it’s probably like, 30K words. It’s a novella. Deal with it, Knopf.

millionsmillions:

Does your story have a ghost or monster? Does your heroine faint frequently? Then you might be in a Gothic novel. The Guardian has infographics on how tell if you’re in a Gothic novel.

Swooning over this analysis.

millionsmillions:

Does your story have a ghost or monster? Does your heroine faint frequently? Then you might be in a Gothic novel. The Guardian has infographics on how tell if you’re in a Gothic novel.

Swooning over this analysis.

The “Are you a feminist?” test is most often administered to young, female celebrities who have dared to challenge stereotypes or allude to their beliefs in gender equality. Interviewers never ask this question of male celebrities, and they rarely ask it of older women. And in the context of mainstream media, “Are you a feminist?” is not movement-building. It’s a trap. If young women say yes, tabloids and conservative pundits are quick to decry their perceived radicalism. And if they say no, they’ve got the feminist police to deal with. Usually, they take a middle ground: They decline the label but say a bunch of other smart things that make clear they’re quite aware of gender inequality and the need to remedy it.

litreactor:

andrewstuntpilot:

Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders infographic, by Caitlin Griffin at Drown My Books.

This was sent to me this afternoon by my former English Lit. tutor. File under: classroom wall displays. 

Oh, Titus.

Exits, pursued by a bear.