Linkspam is here to BLOW YOUR MIND.
- RNFF Pet Peeve: Feisty Does Not Necessarily Mean Feminist
- Dear Romance Here: Spurt Advice brb, lolling forever.
- PSA: Your Default Narrative Settings are Not Apolitical
- Architrave is a press that prints single poems much the way a certain music stores allows one to download single songs. You can make your own poetry mix-tape, so to speak. Very cool idea.
- Epic smackdown from fantasy author Scott Lynch. (original post here)
- Murder & Mayhem: African-American Murder Mystery Writers This is “just” a bibliography, but looks like a great resource.
- From Ballgown to Beret Thought-provoking post from Sarah Goslee at Science in My Fiction about where stuff comes from and the infrastructure needed to manufacture it–specifically, cloth.
- Why Mass Incarceration Defines Us As a Society This should enrage you. The criminal justice system in the US is deeply broken.
- The glorious Hanne Blank on why publishing is not dead yet.
- What Molly Did Next Louise Brealey (best known for her role on Sherlock) on stripping on stage, body image, and body shame. This post has made Pandora think I have psoriasis (I have no other explanation for the sudden rash of ads for psoriasis medications on the page).
- Ruthie Knox in praise of escapist fantasy This is an old post but it really resonated with me.
- The Wrong War Over Ebooks: Publishers vs. Libraries
- Raise Money for the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund And send John Kessel to watch The Hobbit. If enough money is raised, he’ll dress like Galadriel.
- Make a Bookworm Christmas Tree (no books were harmed in the making of this)
- Book Blogging 101: Is Originality Gone? This post stirred up some weirdness on Twitter and I’m not sure why as the gist of the post revolves around not relying on authors and marketing departments for blog fodder. At least that’s how I read it.
- Food That Takes You Home: Cooking the Books with Aliette de Bodard “So authenticity is really fraught because it comes from this desire to completely be part of your motherland, of where your ancestors came from. But at the same time, it’s an impossibility.”
- Is This the Worst Job Listing on Earth?
- Literary Fiction is a Genre: A List
- You Know What’s Gross? We Often Play Nice Guys™ in Games with Romance Options I hadn’t quite looked at the Dragon Age games from this direction befoer but…yeah. Not sure how to get around that, though, in games that aren’t completely open world.
- A Little More Re: Writing for Free Fuck you, pay me.
- Anna Cowan continues to hit it out of the fucking park with her series of guest posts. This week it’s Nelika McDonald on Writing an Ordinary World and Cecilia Grant on romance as a giant middle finger at the human condition in And Still, We Will Fall in Love. I have such a crush on Anna’s blog this week.
Both me and Donna are interested in food justice and accessibility, so here are a few links on that subject:
- Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s daily reflections on participating in the SNAPChallenge. Counterpoint.
- UPMC Opens Food Bank for Struggling Employees Gee, miss the point much? Maybe ifyou pay your employees a living wage they’d be able to buy groceries. And be happier at their jobs, too.
She dabbles in writing speculative fiction and poetry, but non-fiction is her bread and butter. She’s known for her coverage of various issues within genre around sexism and harassment, and can be found on Twitter as @eilatan.
With Annalee Flower Horne, she is a co-founder of the intersectional geek blog, The Bias.