“Vectors of Attraction”


“Well, the gay magazines don’t want it. It’s not good for their political agenda. And the straight mags just don’t get it. I haven’t found the hook, but the feedback from my writing group is, “I want to read this book. But if it gets shelved in the Gay/Lesbian section, I’ll never be able to find it.” My fear for it is that it will get ghettoized in the bookstore.”

— At Bookslut, an interview with Janet W. Hardy, co-author of The Ethical Slut, discussing her new theory “Vectors of Attraction.”

Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →