Posts by: Elissa Bassist

The Riveter / Issue 02

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We love The Riveter, an online and (now) print magazine that “publishes longform by women for everyone.”

A lot has changed since we first wrote about The Riveter. Co-founders and co-editors Joanna Demkiewicz and Kaylen Ralph hired a staff, published a print issue, developed a growing social media presence, and remain committed to publishing awesome weekly content, including Q&As (with Emma Straub and Belle writer Misan Sagay) and essays (here’s one: “Literature Is Instagram’s Latest Accessory” by Alana Levinson).

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Reductress: Women’s News. Feminized.

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In lieu of a “Funny Women” column today, please read all of Reductress, a new satirical women’s web magazine like The Onion that “tells the stories of real women, written by real women, for other real women who like to read about women.” At last, a news magazine that “that empower[s] women with feminine ideas, feminine emotions, and feminine products.”

Reductress “parodies woman-focused marketing and the consumer identity built around it, taking on the perk and patronizing tone that saturates online media today.

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The Riveter: Read and Submit!

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Joining PDXX Collective and Vela, there’s another new online magazine offering “riveting storytelling by women.” It’s cleverly called The Riveter.

Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz, a.k.a. “The Rosies,” created The Riveter to celebrate ”the diversity of the female experience by publishing original longform and narrative pieces by women.” As two female twentysomething journalism students, Kaylen and Joanna ”needed to create a space where [they] could exist.” Preach.

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PDXX Collective: Read and Submit!

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There’s a new website for women writers. The PDXX Collective is a daily dosage of literary feminism, exploring how publishing more women writers can provide more social equality between the genders. Fuck yeah!

Mary Breaden began this online writers’ collective with the goal of making a weekly smashup of women writers. Over the next three months, the PDXX writers will be conducting interviews with women writers, publishers, and business owners they admire, including Chloe CaldwellLidia Yuknavitch, Chandler O’Leary of Anagram Press, Krista Lyons of Seal Press, and more.

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BOMB’s Poetry Smackdown

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As part of Lit Crawl NYC, BOMB Magazine presents: Poetry Smackdown this Saturday at 7pm at Dempsey’s Pub (61 2nd Avenue). Twelve poets will compete in a read-off to win the love of the audience and eternal glory. The first 50 people who attend will get a free chapbook of poetry by our contestants.

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Rumpus Women on Firedoglake Book Salon

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The Rumpus Women, Vol. I contributors have been on tour. We’ve read in bookstores, bars, and family rooms in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Denver. The readings have been awe-inspiring: smart, funny, charming, sad, honest, brave.

In case you couldn’t make a reading or live in Iowa, Rumpus Women will be on Firedoglake Book Salon, an online news site that hosts author discussions every Saturday and Sunday.

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Funny Women Are on Vacation

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Dearest Readers, Contributors, Hopeful Contributors, and Men,

The Funny Women column is going away to the Sugar Shack until 2011.

While you are welcome and encouraged to send submissions to funnywomen AT therumpus.net, please note I’m embarrassingly behind on reading your work and editing upcoming pieces (I have adjusted the submission guidelines to reflect this). I’ll be dedicating the next few weeks to reading every word you’ve sent me. Look forward to a consistently published and polished column next year.

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