Jump on board for the Great Write Off.
Speaking of Dzanc Books, co-founder, award-winning author and philanthropist extraordinaire, Steven Gillis, gives it up on Other People.
Ladyparts Justice…”they hate creepy anti-women laws.”
If you’re in the Bay area for Litquake, come to the Rumpus event the night of Litcrawl, On Hands and Knees, at the fabulous Make-Out Room in the Mission. I’ll also be on the Art of the Novel panel, and in Santa Cruz at the New Cadence Reading Series on October 14, at the Felix Kulpa gallery.
The original Jesus Angel Garcia has a soundtrack to badbadbad.
Meg Pokrass and Bobbie Ann Mason tweet War and Peace. (Uh, not really. They’re funny, not crazy.)
Suzanne Scanlon’s Promising Young Women reviewed at Bookslut.
I know, you think contests are bullshit. They charge money and you “never win.” But listen, that’s what I thought too. Then I entered Summer Literary Seminar’s contest a couple years ago, won, and got my ass sent to Kenya, all-expenses paid, and it was the experience of a lifetime. This year’s fiction judge is Mary Gaitskill, who is the same judge who picked my story, “Cafe de Flore.” Honestly, being chosen by Mary Gaitskill would have been worth the entrance fee. But a trip to Kenya, people? Priceless. Those of you with wanderlust may want to consider this.
Since I’ll be at Litquake next week, there won’t be a line-up, but you’ll have Heidi Julavits interviewed by Angela Stubbs, so the world is still all good…