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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.

If you are about to fall to the ground like a frail creature in need of smelling salts, you owe it to yourself to at least say something fantastically vicious beforehand.

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

(In love.)

nouvellabooks:

Nouvella is looking for a reader!
Hello, you lovely, discerning readers out there. We’re on the hunt for one or two super sharp readers to help us tame our slush pile and scout for new authors of innovative, contemporary novellas. This is a work from home position, about five hours a week that are entirely flexible based on your schedule. It is, unfortunately, not paid, but you do get some cool perks like your name on the masthead, weekly staff emails that ooze with morale boosting language, and drinks on us if you’re in the LA or San Francisco areas. We make it a point to know where the best bars are, so this is not a perk to be sneezed at.
If you’re interested, send us an email at editors [at] nouvellabooks [dot] com with your resume and a short cover letter in the body of the email. We hope to hear from you!

Last call! We’re not considering any applications after Wednesday. Get your resumes in!

nouvellabooks:

Nouvella is looking for a reader!

Hello, you lovely, discerning readers out there. We’re on the hunt for one or two super sharp readers to help us tame our slush pile and scout for new authors of innovative, contemporary novellas. This is a work from home position, about five hours a week that are entirely flexible based on your schedule. It is, unfortunately, not paid, but you do get some cool perks like your name on the masthead, weekly staff emails that ooze with morale boosting language, and drinks on us if you’re in the LA or San Francisco areas. We make it a point to know where the best bars are, so this is not a perk to be sneezed at.

If you’re interested, send us an email at editors [at] nouvellabooks [dot] com with your resume and a short cover letter in the body of the email. We hope to hear from you!

Last call! We’re not considering any applications after Wednesday. Get your resumes in!

Nouvella is looking for a reader!

Hello, you lovely, discerning readers out there. We’re on the hunt for one or two super sharp readers to help us tame our slush pile and scout for new authors of innovative, contemporary novellas. This is a work from home position, about five hours a week that are entirely flexible based on your schedule. It is, unfortunately, not paid, but you do get some cool perks like your name on the masthead, weekly staff emails that ooze with morale boosting language, and drinks on us if you’re in the LA or San Francisco areas. We make it a point to know where the best bars are, so this is not a perk to be sneezed at.

If you’re interested, send us an email at editors [at] nouvellabooks [dot] com with your resume and a short cover letter in the body of the email. We hope to hear from you!

Nouvella is looking for a reader!

Hello, you lovely, discerning readers out there. We’re on the hunt for one or two super sharp readers to help us tame our slush pile and scout for new authors of innovative, contemporary novellas. This is a work from home position, about five hours a week that are entirely flexible based on your schedule. It is, unfortunately, not paid, but you do get some cool perks like your name on the masthead, weekly staff emails that ooze with morale boosting language, and drinks on us if you’re in the LA or San Francisco areas. We make it a point to know where the best bars are, so this is not a perk to be sneezed at.

If you’re interested, send us an email at editors [at] nouvellabooks [dot] com with your resume and a short cover letter in the body of the email. We hope to hear from you!

Byliner

Pleased as all get-out to announce that Nouvella has partnered up with Byliner and our novellas are available in full with a subscription. Which, we don’t want to, like…take away from our own sales, but $5.99 a month is a killer deal! Plus, you get a pretty much endless supply of great writing. No. Brainer.

And here’s the cherry: Edan Lepucki’s If You’re Not Yet Like Me is an editor’s fiction pick right now. It’s available for free for the next 24 hours if you click this link. Get yourself some Joellyn on the cheap!

Gabriel García Márquez, 1927 - 2014

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The Colombian novelist Alvaro Mutis used to tell a story about his close friend and compatriot Gabriel García Márquez, who has died aged 87. In the mid-Sixties, when the latter was writing One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), they met every evening for a drink. García Márquez would tell…

From the geniuses who brought us Bitches in Bookshops, it’s Hardcover Bound 2. There are running horses. There is Truman Capote. It is glorious.