Whew! I’ve been awfully busy with school, so I missed last week’s link round up. Remind me not to do that next time I get busy, because I built up 143 posts in my reader to share with you! It’s been a busy two weeks in the lesbian book world. Here are the links I’ve discovered.
Alyson Books, the famous queer publishing house, is ceasing to publish anything other than e-books (despite not having published any e-books previously?). Read about it at Publisher’s Weekly, the Alyson Books website, Arsenal Pulp Press, OUTview, and Lambda Literary (and then again at Lambda Literary).
Lambda Literary posted
- In Italics: Queer Latino Nuances in American Literature
- Booknerds & Queerleaders — TS Ferguson’s YA Books Column: Journey Down the Rainbow
- Marilyn Hacker, “Days of 1994: Alexandrians”
- an interview with Mikaya Heart
- LGBT Book Events @ B&N Upper Westside [Oct-NYC]
- Book Buzz: LGBT Writing & Publishing News, October 2010 (similar to QueerType’s October Publishing Notes)
- Candace and Laura’s Excellent Adventure: Editing ‘Dear John, I Love Jane’ [subtitle: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women]
- new queer books published in October
- Keynotes for AQLF announced: Cary Alan Johnson and Ana Božičević headline Atlanta Queer Literary Festival
Our Big Gayborhood posted a guest essay by Katherine V. Forrest titled “Katherine V. Forrest: Ann Bannon’s Books Saved Her Life”, as well as an essay about Naiad Press called “The Accidental Publisher”.
I just found this fabulous resource for queer writers: QLit. It posts all sorts of writing opportunities for the queer community. Here are just a few QLit has posted lately.
- Call for Papers: Queer as an Action Verb
- Seeking Submissions for Stud Anthology
- The Publishing Triangle’s Call for Submission of Books Published in 2010
- Call for Short Stories for an LGBT Youth Anthology
QueerType posted the October Publishing Notes: everything you need to know about queer books/publishing, including what’s coming out, what’s just been published, what queer publishing events are happening, what awards have been given or are being nominated for, who’s looking for submissions, and more.
- Readings with Lee Lynch
- Readings of Hellebore and Rue [Tales of Queer Women and Magic].
- Readings with Pat Cronin
Treasures from a Lesbian Library posted pages from This Woman by Barbara O’mary and from Mother, Sister, Daughter, Lover by Jan Clausen.
Women and Words posted
- an interview with author Lynn Ames
- an interview with author Tracey Richardson
- an exploration about why we write lesfic
- a link to an excerpt from Edge of Darkness by Jove Belle
- chapter 2 and a link to chapter 1 of Andi Marquette’s work in progress
- A Ghost Bent on Destruction (lesbian historic Japanese horror story)
- an interview with Cate Culpepper
- an interview with Megan Magill
S. Bear Bergman and Ivan E. Coyote are doing a reading at Giovanni’s Room in Philadelphia on November 11. See the details at Giovanni’s Room’s website.
Ivan E. Coyote was interviewed about SweLL at Straight. (I had the good luck to see SweLL lately and it BLEW MY MIND. The three of them were amaaaazing. Definitely go see them if you can.) Read her article “Girl On Girl Action” at Xtra.
Emma Donoghue interviewed herself at Sea Minor.
Leslie Feinberg was recognized as part of GLBT History Month at Eerie Gay News and Just Out Newspaper. (Ze is transgender, but hir first book Stone Butch Blues is a recognized as a lesbian classic, though the protagonist questions hir gender within it. Queer is complicated, but The Lesbrary attempts to be as inclusive as possible, even if the content isn’t strictly “lesbian”.)
Lesbian author Jill Johnston died September 18th at 81. Her death has been covered at her website, Read Red, SFGate, The New York Times, Lambda Literary, and then again at Lambda Literary (recommended source).
Monica Nolan, author of Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher, was interviewed at Fem Flator Fantiserar.
Kris Starr, author of Higher Learning, was interviewed at Paisley Smith’s blog.
Jeanette Winterson was interviewed at New Statesman and The Paris Review. Her memoir, Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? will be published by Cape in October 2011, according to The Bookseller. She is also writing a horror novella, which will be published by Arrow Books in the summer of next year, according to BBC News.
A discussion of the “lesbian classics” titled “How to Come Out: A Syllabus” was posted at Chamber Four.
Lesbian book reviews are under the cut.
Takes One To Know One by Kate Allen was reviewed at Bookish Butch.
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel was reviewed at Stella Matutina (one of my favourite book blogs).
The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools by Stuart Biegel was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown was reviewed at Ms. Smarty Pants Know It All.
Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg was reviewed at Friend of Dorothy Wilde (one of my favourite books and one of my favourite blogs!).
Zero At the Bone by Stacie Cassarino was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
A Future for Three by Rachel Clark was reviewed at Loving Venus – Loving Mars.
A Verdict for Love by Monica Conti was reviewed at Loving Venus – Loving Mars.
Missed Her by Ivan E. Coyote was reviewed at Rabble.
The Slow Fix by Ivan E. Coyote was reviewed at The Globe and Mail.
Un Soir Du Paris (lesbian short stories by Indonesian authors) edited by Kumpulan Cerpen was reviewed at Rati Kumala’s Little Blog.
Queer Questions Straight Talk by Abby Dees was reviewed at The Zen Leaf.
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue was reviewed at Chazz W.
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland was reviewed at Clandestine Sanctuary.
Awakening the Virgin: Real-Life Encounters of Lesbians & Virgins edited by Nicole Foster was reviewed at Buy Book Gay Lesbian (in reality, I’m pretty sure Buy Book Gay Lesbian just copy-and-pastes a random Amazon review, but it’s a review all the same).
Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden was reviewed at Marieke’s Musings.
I Came Out for This? by Lisa Gitlin was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
Nightshade by Shea Godfrey was reviewed at Lesbian Fiction Reviews.
Hey, Dollface by Deborah Hautzig is being re-released. Read the blurb for this classic lesbian teen book at Lisa Jenn Bigelow’s blog.
Love Waits by Gerri Hill was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
Stepping Stones by Karin Kallmaker was reviewed at Dear Author.
Sugar by Karin Kallmaker was “reviewed” at Buy Book Gay Lesbian.
Skinny by Ibi Kaslik was reviewed at QueerYA.
Kaydee and the Tramp by Titania Ladley was reviewed at Loving Venus – Loving Mars.
Getting it Right by KG MacGregor was reviewed at Fan Fiction Reviews.
Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid was reviewed at Crime Scraps.
A Field Guide to Deception by Jill Malone was reviewed at Bett Norris’s blog.
Some Kind of River by Andi Marquette was reviewed at Loving Venus – Loving Mars.
All That Matters by Susan X. Meagher was reviewed at Lesbian Fiction Reviews.
Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters was reviewed at Laughing Stars.
Trauma Alert: A First Responders Series by Radclyffe was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters was reviewed at Books and Other Miscellany.
Written On the Body by Jeanette Winterson was reviewed at Deucekindred’s Blog.
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit got some attention at Student Logs for Gay and Lesbian Literature.