Third Coast magazine published Nina Boutsikaris' essay "The Lights from Houses."
The Piper's Apprentice, the final book in Matthew Cody's middle-grade Pied Piper adventure trilogy, is out now from Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers.
Robert Repino talks about novels, '80s nostalgia, and Michael Mann with novelist James Scott on the TK Podcast.
Girlboss published Jen Glantz's essay "Five Unlikely People You Should Ask For Help When Starting a Business."
The editors of Best American Essays 2017 cited work by several Gotham teachers as Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction: Kate Angus for "When We Were Vikings;" Jacob Appel for "Why Get There from Here?"; and Shahnaz Habib for "A Letter to My Daughter About Palindromes."
"Discussions of representation are important. But first there must be access." Kody Keplinger writes about the challenges facing disabled readers for Kirkus.
Laura Yeager is blogging for Cure Today. Recent posts include "One Breasted Woman" and "Once a Cancer Writer, Always a Cancer Writer."
Mike Dunphy writes about a poetry jukebox, a book wormhole, and the Prague Golem in "Ten Ways This European City Keeps It Weird—Really Weird" for Fodor's Travel.
Liveright Publishing, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, will publish Sarah McColl's memoir Joy Enough in 2019.
Power plays, manipulations, and open kitchens — Susan Breen explores what writers can learn from the TV show House Hunters for the Miss Demeanors.
The science fiction anthology Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead includes stories from three Gotham instructors: J.S. Breukelaar, Jennifer Marie Brissett, and Paul Witcover. The book of stories about what the near future might hold is available for pre-order and will be released in December.
"There is a way in which telling the story of what it means to live inside your own body becomes a target itself. The words of your story will balloon into punching bags. People will try to strip you of your very body-hood. Don’t let them. Be louder." T. Kira Madden talks about writing, courage, and the beauty of shaping experiences into stories, at The Tempest.
Marie Claire published Melissa Petro's essay "Why I Support the Choice to Be Pregnant and a Prostitute."
Lilly Dancyger explains "The Real Reason Nobody Is Talking about the DNC Fraud Lawsuit" for Playboy.
Kirkus reviewed Jacob Appel's short story collection The Liars' Asylum, (released last month by Black Lawrence Press), calling it "a fine collection that amply demonstrates Appel's gifts." Meanwhile, Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will release his new novel Millard Salter's Last Day on November 7th.
Carmen Bugan will be interviewed by Sir Christopher Ricks during the Boston University European Studies Poetry Series on November 13.
"Moss's unerring ear allows her to tackle big thematic questions while never breaking away from her characters' voices," says The Literary Review of N. West Moss' short-story collection The Subway Stops at Bryant Park. Leapfrog Press released the book in May.
The New York Times published Elizabeth Cohen's essay "A Plague and a Blessing in My Empty Nest."
Lilly O'Donnell wrote "The Man Who's Been Fighting for Medicinal Psychedelics For 45 Years" for Narratively.
Electric Literature published Ben Obler's essay "How Writing Closed Captions Turned Me Off TV For Good."
Nelsie Spencer's comic novel The Playgroup will come out in audiobook in November.
Jody Gray is the Composer/Songwriter/Musical Director of the animated TV series Space Racers, which this fall will be a lynchpin on the new NBC Universal Kids Network.
Poets & Writers magazine published an excerpt of Carmen Bugan's memoir Burying the Typewriter.
Vice published Melissa Petro's essay "I Had the Best Sex of My Life While Pregnant."
On the same day it released her latest novel Run in paperback, Scholastic announced that it will publish Kody Keplinger's next YA novel That's Not What Happened in fall 2018.
The Authors Guild Bulletin published Barbara DeMarco-Barrett's article "The Enemy Within."
Narrative Species featured Robert Repino and his latest novel D'Arc in its article "Empowering Fun."
Electric Literature published Alanna Schubach's essay "Actually, an All-Girls Lord of the Flies Could Be a Good Idea."
Ian Port endured the hardship reporting for his article "One Great Place to Get a Beer in Every NYC Neighborhood" in StreetEasy.
The New York Times published Zaina Arafat's article "When Getting a College Degree Requires Self-Exile."
Jil Picariello makes a few recommendations for what to see on Broadway this fall, for ZEALnyc.
Oyster River Pages published Michael Backus' short story "Act of Love."
Stacy Parker Le Melle published her essay "Liberty and Justice for All: A Call to the Democratic Party" on Medium.
LitHub published Ashley Shelby's essay "Toward a New Climate Change Genre: First Impact Fiction."
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine published Susan Breen's short story "The Countess of Warsaw." In September, Susan's novel Maggie Dove reached No. 1 on Amazon's best-sellers list in the Cozy Mysteries category.
Black Lawrence Press will release Jacob Appel's latest short story collection The Liars' Asylum on October 15th.
"Altogether, her stories illustrate the importance of a gathering place such as Bryant Park, once a haven for druggies that was reclaimed in the 1990s," writes the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in its review of N. West Moss' short-story collection The Subway Stops in Bryant Park.
Laura Yeager's article "The PSR Special Needs Program at Holy Family Parish in Stow, Ohio" appears in Catechist Magazine.
Pamela Harris and her screenplay Grandview have been chosen to participate in The Writers Lab, a program funded by Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey to encourage script development for women screenwriters.
Electric Lit featured Alanna Schubach's short story "The Great Disaster" in its roundup of "Ten Stories for the Back-To-School Season."
Stephanie Paterik wrote "Marketing to Millennial Parents: Digital Natives Are All Grown Up and Disrupting the Parenthood Economy" for Adweek.
Thomas & Mercer will release Carole Bugge's novel Edinburgh Twilight, the first in a new mystery series written under the pen name Carole Lawrence, on September 5th.
The Pike County Courier featured Paul Witcover in its article "We Are Not Alone: The Sci-Fi Writers Are Coming."
Ian S. Port wrote about the legendary 1970s downtown NYC music scene in "Suicide City: The Punk Explosion Rages on in Rarely Screened Films" for the Village Voice.
The Virginia Quarterly Review published Zaina Arafat's article "Power Jam: Roller Derby as Political Act," about women's roller derby in Egypt.
Seth Fried's "The Great Frustration" is up at Fifty-Two Stories, which publishes a new work of great short fiction every week.
"Despite the considerable pressure to ask nothing of you...I know something you don't know, and that is this: When I push you beyond where you think you can go, this is what respect looks like," writes N. West Moss in her essay "The Class You Want I Do Not Teach," for Whale Road Review.
Jen Glantz texted all her old crushes to tell them she used to like them, and wrote about it for Elite Daily.
Love Wins California published Andrew Collins' article "How Same-Sex Marriage Laws Have Saved the Lives of LGBT Teens."
Susan Breen explains how she came up with the idea for her story "The Countess of Warsaw," about an assassin who might have gotten away with it, at Trace Evidence, the blog for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
New Letters magazine reviewed Carmen Bugan's poetry collection Releasing the Porcelain Birds, calling it "urgent reading in a moment when rigorous debate about the meaning of truth and lies needs to be taken more seriously."
Jennifer Marie Brissett's essay "The Ones Who Walk Away from the Genres" is published in Fireside Magazine.
amNewYork published Tom Brennan's article "Flo Steinberg's Marvelous Mark on Comics Remembered by Former Marvel Editor."
Book Riot included Kara Lee Corthron's novel The Truth of Right Now on its list of The Best Books We Read In July.
Robert Repino's essay "Blue Thunder Is Watching You: Advanced Tech Meets Cold War Paranoia" is up at Tor.com.
Stacy Parker Le Melle's article "The Only Party Worth a Damn," the first in a four-part series, is on Medium.
Nina Boutsikaris wrote "Resist the Resistance: Or How Leaving a Human Footprint Can Actually Be a Good Thing" for Counter Service.
The German Academic Exchange Service profiled David Rice and his novel A Room in Dodge City.
Elane Johnson will explain to you what "The Other F-Word" is, at Hippocampus magazine.
The Week featured Melissa Petro's essay about the politics of IUDs in its Seven-Minute Opinions podcast.
Cure Today, a leading cancer website, has hired Laura Yeager as a blogger. Recent posts include "Life, Cancer, and the Color Green," "Fruit Salad and Garden Salad," and "Waiting to Go After Cancer Surgery."
Off the Shelf included Jon Reiner's memoir The Man Who Couldn't Eat on its list of Best Beach Reads: 12 Memoirs to Read This Summer.
Mike Dunphy wrote about having the "Perfect Day in Prague," away from the most heavily traveled tourism spots, for The Virtuoso Life.
Dan Lopez's essay about the potential for literature to influence the international refugee crisis—"The Common-Sense Solution for Resettling Refugees That We All Missed"—appears in Good magazine.
The Saturday Evening Post published N. West Moss' short story "The Absence of Sound."
Jennifer Marie Brissett's short story “The Breeze in the Boughs” appears in FIYAH Magazine's "Sundown Towns" issue. FIYAH includes a Spotify playlist with each story, and Jenn's includes songs by Pearl Jam, Miles Davis, and The Mango Room.
Gamut magazine published J.S. Breukelaar's short story "Rogue's Bay 3013."
Deadlines, elven rogues, a photo shoot, and a workshop: Lambda Literary spends A Week in the Life of Kody Keplinger.
Glamour published Lilly Dancyger's article "Alaska Cops Defend Their 'Right' to Sexual Contact With Sex Workers Before Arresting Them."
Hasanthika Sirisena talks about good teachers, risky choices, and the worst story she ever wrote in an interview with Fear No Lit.
The New York Foundation for the Arts awarded T. Kira Madden a 2017 Artist's Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reviewed Ashley Shelby's novel South Pole Station, saying it offers several delights, keeps the plot "thrumming, [with] a keen eye for character and a sharp ear for smartass dialogue."
Jil Picariello reviewed the Broadway revival of the play Marvin's Room, for ZealNYC.
Ashley Shelby's novel South Pole Station has been named to several recommended reading lists this summer: LitHub's Books You Should Read This July; The Millions' Most Anticipated Books in the Second Half of 2017; USA Today's New and Noteworthy; and IndieBound's Indie Next list of Inspired Recommendations from Independent Booksellers. Picador released Ashley's novel last month.
The literary journal Cottonwood published Ben Obler's short-story "The Secretary of Groveland" in its spring issue.
"It Was Either Me or the Cat — And I Won," writes Melissa Petro for Good Housekeeping.
"Must Hard Stories Be So Hard?" asks N. West Moss, in a book review for River Teeth.
Stacy Parker Le Melle wrote about the poet Montana Ray, her collection (guns & butter), and guns' impact on individuals' feeling of personal safety for Of Note Magazine.
Jennifer Marie Brissett's novel Elysium is analyzed in Tor.com's series "Expanded Course in the History of Black Science Fiction."
Quartz published Melissa Petro's essay "The Mindset That Makes Women Stay in Toxic Relationships."
KQED Arts included Robert Repino's new novel D'Arc on its list of Science Fiction Futures You'll Want to Work to Prevent.
Weike Wang's novel Chemistry made several recommended reading lists this summer: Summer Books that Will Keep You Up All Night Reading from Newshour on PBS; Little Gems from the New York Public Library; 22 Exciting New Books You Need to Read This Summer by Buzzfeed; Books We Can't Wait to Read by New York magazine's Vulture blog; Notable Fiction Debuts from Poets & Writers magazine; Summer Reading Recommendations from Novelists Who Own Bookstores in the Las Vegas Sun. Weike is also one of the summer's recommended Debut Authors from the Book of the Month Club. Alfred A. Knopf published Weike's novel in May.
Laura Yeager's essay "Chloe Goes Camping" appears in the latest issue of Fetch magazine.
Mike Dunphy appeared on the podcast Break Into Travel Writing to talk about schmoozing, pitching, and the battle between media and PR.
Aleteia published Laura Yeager's essay "How Growing Up in the Depression Taught My Mom to Look to the Church for Food."
BBC Radio 4 named Carmen Bugan's memoir Burying the Typewriter its Book of the Week, and posted it as an audio series at BBC.com, available through August 9th.
Jennifer Marie Brissett's short sci-fi story "The Executioner" appears in the new issue of Fantastic Stories.
Jen Glantz appeared on NPR's Ask Me Another as the show's mystery guest, where the hosts tried to guess the job she works when she's not writing. (It's not her Gotham job either!)
Little, Brown will publish Lev AC Rosen's latest novel Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts), a contemporary young adult story, in 2018.
The Harvard Review published Carmen Bugan's "Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between," a review of Hisham Matar's memoir The Return.
Stephanie Paterik interviewed poet and memoirist Patricia Lockwood for AdWeek's "The Creative 100" issue.
Kara Lee Corthron's play Welcome to Fear City premieres this summer at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival.
"This is how it was with the Great Disaster: Some people it shattered, and some people it made more themselves," writes Alanna Schubach in her short story "The Great Disaster" published in Recommended Reading.
BoingBoing recommended Robert Repino's three-book War With No Name series in the article "Sentient Animals Rise Up and Defeat Humanity." SoHo Press released D'Arc, the most recent novel in the series, in May.
Ashley Shelby wrote about the therapeutic benefits to writing about the things that make you angry in her essay "Indulge Your Climate Rage In Fantasy. It Helps" for Slate.
Melissa Petro's article "The Dos and Don'ts of Moving In With Your Significant Other" appears in Ravishly.
Black Lawrence Press will publish Nina Boutsikaris' memoir I'm Trying to Tell You I'm Sorry in 2019.
Tablet published Mike Dunphy's article "The Symphony at Terezín," about a concert comprised entirely of pieces composed by prisoners of the Holocaust.
"After all, we are animals who have only just begun to remove ourselves from the meat grinder of natural selection, and it shows." Robert Repino talks to My Life My Books My Escape about how '80s pop culture influenced the themes of war, survival, and morality in his new novel D'Arc.
The New York Post named Ashley Shelby's forthcoming novel South Pole Station one of its Best Books of the Summer.
Electric Literature published Seth Fried's short story "The Adventure of the Space Traveler" in its Recommended Reading magazine.
The New York Times published a feature on Weike Wang and her new novel in "Chemistry Is an Anti-Coming-of-Age Story," and NPR's Scott Simon interviewed her for Weekend Edition's segment "Chemistry Is About a Scientist Whose Plans Get Reconstituted."
Laura Yeager is blogging for PsychCentral. Recent posts include "How to Do Well in College from a Professor's Perspective," "New Experiences Can Enrich Your Life," and "The Importance of Finding Your Happy Place."
Glamour published Lilly Dancyger's article "It's Time to Call San Bernardino's Deadly School Shooting What It Really Was: Domestic Violence."
Chemical and Engineering News published a feature about Weike Wang and her new novel in "Chemistry, In a Book and a Board Game." Knopf released Weike's novel Chemistry in May.
Golf Digest published Peter Finch's article "Traveling With Sticks Is More Expensive Than Ever."
Military Review published Benjamin Buchholz's article "The Human Shield in Islamic Jurisprudence."
The first season of Tremontaine, co-authored by Paul Witcover, is out now from Saga Press/Simon & Schuster in hard cover. Tremontaine is a fantasy story published last year in installments by Serial Box.
"On the cold rainy night that Billy Sinclair attempted his first armed robbery, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1965, he was just another abused, reckless 20-year-old punk," writes Cullen Thomas for the Rumpus, the latest in his Conversations With Literary Ex-Cons series.
HBS Author's Spotlight interviewed Susan Breen about her novels, her classes, and why she's so good at Twitter.
Redbook published Melissa Petro's article "Four Women Get Really Honest About Becoming Moms After Working in the Sex Industry."
Stacy Parker Le Melle interviewed poet Terry Blackhawk, founder of the InsideOut Literary Arts Project in Detroit, about writing, pronouns, and how everyone, especially writers and artists, "function at our best when we are all pulling together" for First Person Plural.
Ken Derry's short story "As the Turtles Do" was short-listed for the American Short Fiction Prize.
Psychology Today published "Dance With a Demon," an excerpt of Lilly Dancyger's memoir, forthcoming in 2018.
The Trek included Aspen Matis' memoir The Girl in the Woods on its list of recommended books on hiking and nature "Written By Women."
Publishers Weekly reviewed Ashley Shelby's novel South Pole Station, calling it a "fascinating and (literally) chilling story." Picador will release the book in July.
Mike Dunphy wrote "Stopping to Smell the Rosewood Hotel in London" for Hotel Scoop.
The Satirist published Jon Reiner's essay "Mike Pence, Man of Passion."
The Thoughtful Dog interviewed David Rice about reading, writing, and creating a "necropolis of discarded ideas" for the title town of his new novel A Room in Dodge City.
Glamour published Lilly Dancyger's essay "Bill O'Reilly, Dr. Luke, and the End of Impunity for Powerful Men."
Fiction Advocate named Robert Repino's novel D'arc to its monthly list What To Read.
Nora Raleigh Baskin's essay "Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, Mr. Thomsen, and Me" appears in Voices from the Middle, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Zaina Arafat reviews I'd Die For You, the newly released collection of lost F. Scott Fitzgerald stories, in "F. Scott Fitzgerald Will Never Die" for Vice.
BookBub named Domenica Ruta's memoir With or Without You one of its "Books to Read If You Love The Glass Castle."
Black Warrior Review published T. Kira Madden's essay "Cousin Cindy" in its spring issue.
Cure Today published Laura Yeager's essay "On Losing My Nipples."
702WI interviewed Ashley Shelby about her favorite books, her favorite writers, and the stories that inspire her most.
The Establishment interviewed Kody Keplinger and David Yoo about the sex scenes in their YA novels for "Why the Young Adult Fiction Sexual Revolution Is So Necessary." Says Kody: "I wanted to write a story where a girl had sex, and it wasn't this huge catastrophe, this big deal that the whole book led up to."
"The weighty, Baroque Austro-Hungarian architecture of Zagreb may seem to better fit a dense, frothy beer, but Croatia’s alcoholic ace card still remains the wine," writes Mike Dunphy in a tour of Zagreb's wine bars for Travelmag.
Scott Alexander Hess talked "writing, beauty, and controllably losing your mind" with novelist David Jolly, author of Where All Light Tends to Go, for the Huffington Post.
"The best kind of gardening, my kind, is profuse, joyful, and filthy. It is the apple seed that grows without permission in the compost bin," writes N. West Moss, for Gravel magazine.
The play The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, written and directed by Edward Einhorn, debuts this month at the HERE Arts Center in New York City.
Autism Parenting Magazine will publish Laura Yeager's poem "Mother of an Autistic Son" in its Mother's Day issue.
Longreads published Roohi Choudhry's essay "On Island: Journeying to Penal Colonies, from Rikers to Robben."
Mike Dunphy's essay "Prague: Sixteen Years Later" appears in Expats.
Soho Press releases Robert Repino's novel D'Arc, the third in his "War with No Name" series, on May 9th.
Greg Fallis writes about the controversy over the Charging Bull and Fearless Girl statues in lower Manhattan in "Seriously, the Guy Has a Point."
Kara Lee Corthron's new play Listen for the Light premiered at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati.
Kody Keplinger's essay "Feminist Songs to Sing Along To" appears in the anthology Here We Are: Feminism For the Real World, recently released by Algonquin Young Readers.
The Atlantic published Nan Mooney's article "Is This as Good as Childcare Gets?
Leapfrog Press releases N. West Moss' short-story collection The Subway Stops at Bryant Park on May 2.
Eclectica Magazine published Benjamin Buchholz's short story "Two Opinions on the Death of a Bird."
Alanna Schubach interviewed an undocumented immigrant about coming to the United States, how life has changed since the election, and whether sanctuary cities can really protect people, for Brick Underground.
Out In Print reviewed Scott Alexander Hess' novel Skyscraper, calling it a "wonder of a book that packs a great deal into a small package."
Knopf Books for Young Readers released Matthew Cody's middle-grade novel The Magician's Key, book two in his Pied Piper series.
Melissa Petro wrote about meditating through pain in all its "different forms: The sting of the needle, the smack of the airbag, the snap of a breaking bone" for Headspace.
Glamour published Lilly Dancyger's article "Why Paid Menstrual Leave Might Not Be As Great as It Sounds."
Green Mountains Review published Sarah McColl's essay "Open House in Open Season."
Hasanthika Sirisena's short-story collection The Other One is "finely rendered...entertaining and exceptional," says the American Book Review.
Diana Spechler wrote "There's Only One Abortion Clinic Left In This State — And It's Not Texas" for Vice.
"The place we stand in our lives is in large part the product of the story that we tell ourselves about ourselves. And we have the power to revise these stories; we can find our words loosed from and thereby loosing us from the imposing grip of the past’s injustice and/or wrongness,” writes Aspen Matis for LitHub, as one of "Eleven Women Writers In Response to Bonnie Nadzam's Essay 'Experts in the Field."
The Inquisitive Eater named Kate Angus its Poet of the Month, and published several of her poems, including "Never In My Life."
"You know the shot. Name a film with a token hot chick that doesn't have a shot like this," writes Nina Boutsikaris in her essay "Marley Shelton as Wendy Pefferkorn in The Sandlot," for Goodnight Sweet Prince.
Fourth Graders voting on their favorite works of historical fiction included Nora Raleigh Baskin's middle-grade novel Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story.
"Rakia is divine," begins David Farley's article "The Balkan Spirit Having a Revolution," for the BBC.
Mike Dunphy lays out the case for visiting Bologna before any of Italy's other, more famous, cities, for Virtuoso.
"Written before the election but published after, Shadowbahn is hyper-aware of the ways in which America has not only been split into rival factions, but into mutually exclusive realities," writes David Rice of the new novel by Steve Erickson, for The Believer.
"Live inside the work. That's the safest place I've found, and it's also my self care," T. Kira Madden says in a Q&A with the Black Warrior Review.
David Leo Rice's novel A Room In Dodge City is out now from Alternating Current Press.
J.S. Breukelaar's new horror novel Aletheia has been released by Crystal Lake Publishing.
Blaise Kearsley writes about the re-make of Lifetime cult classic Mother May I Sleep With Danger? in her "James Franco Remakes a Lifetime Movie, Adds Lesbian Vampires: Well, Why Not?" for Elle magazine.
Longreads published Amy Shearn's essay "A Heart-Shaped Life: 12 Ways of Looking at Amy Krouse Rosenthal."
Kirkus reviewed N. West Moss' forthcoming short-story collection The Subway Stops at Bryant Park, calling it "uniquely illuminating."
Scott Alexander Hess' novel Skyscraper is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in the LGBTQ Erotica category.
The BBC published Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's article "We Should Thank Buffy for Today's 'Golden Age' of Television."
"When Michael Jackson Needed a Guitar Solo, He Called The First Lady of Shred," writes Ian Port, of guitarist Jennifer Batten, for the Village Voice.
The Week published Melissa Petro's essay "I got an IUD. It was a nightmare."
Publishers Weekly gave Robert Repino's forthcoming novel D'Arc a starred review, calling it a "fantastic...unusual story about the power of myth, love, and redemption in a dangerous time."
Entertainment Weekly named Weike Wang's forthcoming novel Chemistry one of its "16 Debut Novels to Read in 2017."
The Opiate magazine published David Rice's short story "PornME."
McSweeney's published Sarah McColl's essay "Amazing Opportunities for Female Writers of Creative Nonfiction for Whom Traditional Employment Is Anathema."
Jim Mendrinos tells the story of the worst date he's ever had for the web series On This Date by New Media Comedy.
Stacy Parker Le Melle's essay "An Open Letter to Transgender Kids Coping with a Hurtful President" appears on Medium.
Playboy published Lilly Dancyger's article "Trump's Stance on Anti-Semitism Is a Wake-Up Call for Jews."
The Atlantic published Aspen Matis' interview with MIT economist Erik Brynjolffson in "When the Machines Take Our Jobs, Will We Be Freed?" in its CityLab blog.
"True Story: I Was Once Almost On A Reality Show," writes Melissa Petro for Ravishly. (Spoiler: She's glad about that almost.)
Masha Hamilton has received a Dora Maar Fellowship from the Brown Foundation.
Mike Dunphy wrote "What Makes An Art Hotel?" for HotelScoop.
Greatist published Lilly Dancyger's essay "Why I Started Eating Meat After 21 Years as a Vegetarian."
Susan Breen wrote "Should You Go To A Writers' Conference?" for the Miss Demeanors mystery-writing blog.
Howl Arts published an excerpt of B.C. Edwards' short-story-collection in-progress Make Work.
Redbook published Melissa Petro's essay "I've Made a Career Writing About My Sexcapades — and Now I'm Pregnant."
Ashley Shelby's short story "LinkedIn Thought You Might Be Interested in This Post-Climate Impact Job: Environmental Migrant Management and Soil-Free Solutions" is a finalist for the Best of the Net 2016 anthology published by Sundress Publications.
Playboy published Lilly Dancyger's article "What We Can Learn from the GOP's Short-Lived Attack on Oversight."
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong writes about why Adele had the best night at the Grammys, while the Grammys themselves had the worst.
Ebony magazine featured Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich in its article "Honoring the People's Poet: Langston Hughes' Harlem Home Gets New Life."
The Rumpus reviewed Robert Repino's new novel Culdesac, saying "Repino’s ability to convince us of the faults of our own society speaks to his skillful crafting of his characters."
Barnes & Noble named Kody Keplinger's YA novel Run one of its "7 Perfect Reads for Galentine's Day," saying "you'll cheer through the pain as you watch these girls take on the world."
VegNews published Steph Spector's article "6 Books Changing Veganism in 2017."
Michael Montlack wrote "Three's Company Made Me The Gay Man I Am Today" to commemorate the sitcom's 40th anniversary this month, in the Advocate.
Francesca Ochoa interviewed writer Yin Q about BDSM and her memoir Home of Desperate Magic for Apogee Journal.
David Rice's short story "Normal Stigmata" appears in Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
Fly Washington magazine published Mike Dunphy's article "Romantic Vienna."
Following the death of actress Mary Tyler Moore, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and her nonfiction book Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted were featured in People magazine, Yahoo News, Vogue, and the New York Times, among many others.
The Huffington Post published Stacy Parker Le Melle's article, "Disaster Can Be a Tweet Away."
Melissa Petro wrote "Will the Backpage Shutdown Make Sex Workers Less Safe?" for Esquire magazine. (The answer: "Women in the industry say now they'll have no choice but to work the streets.")
"What we need is less vengeance and more forgiveness." Dan Lopez talks to the Chicago Review of Books about his novel The Show House, the mass shooting last summer at the Orlando nightclub Pulse, and the role of writers in the "struggle to come to terms with the fundamental uncertainty of life."
A story by T. Kira Madden will be included in the anthology Go Home! forthcoming in 2018 from Feminist Press.
LSU Press will release Meghan Kenny's short story collection Love Is No Small Thing later this month.
"The Crops of the Future" by Sarah McColl appears in TakePart magazine's Farm of the Future special issue.
The Establishment published Lilly O'Donnell's article "What You Need to Know About Reproductive Coercion."
Brick Underground published Alanna Schubach's article "How Trump's Threatened Federal Funding Cuts to Sanctuary Cities Could Impact NYC."
Ploughshares published Roohi Choudhry's essay "The Undertaker's Home" in its winter issue.
Guernica published Kira Madden's essay "The Feels of Love."
Playboy published Lilly O'Donnell's article "Bill Nye Will Save the World in a New Netflix Show."
The Association for Library Services to Children named Nora Raleigh Baskin's middle-grade novel Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story to its list of Notable Children's Books 2017 Discussion List.
Kara Lee Corthron talks about her new YA novel The Truth of Right Now, how to avoid tone-deaf writing, and why authors should create characters outside their own culture, in a Q&A with the Children's Book Council.
The Oxford American published Ian Port's article "That Winsome Moan," about the Hawaiian origins of the blues slide guitar, in its Southern Music issue.
"You don't look Muslim. You hardly even look Arab," writes Zaina Arafat in her essay "Dear Students: A Letter from Your Muslim American Teacher," for Vice.
Lambda Literary reviewed Dan Lopez's new novel The Show House, calling it a "page-turning thriller that is also a thought-provoking meditation on the anxieties and pain that lurk within contemporary gay life."
Sarah McColl discovers that maple syrup makes everything better, and writes about it, in "How Vermont Farmers Do Breakfast" for Extra Crispy.
Melissa Petro interviewed the Syrian human rights activist Noura Al-Jizawi about how she survived kidnapping, detention, and torture, for Broadly.
Lightspeed magazine published Seth Fried's short story "Hello Again."
Robert Repino's forthcoming novel D'Arc made BookRiot's list of "What Rioters Are Reading".
"The scariest thing about being a daughter is the idea that you won't ever be able to separate from your mother and all she represents," writes Kerry Cohen in her essay "Mourning Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher" for Bitch magazine.
Benjamin Obler's essay "Confessions of a Porn Addict" made Longreads' Best of 2016 list.
Mike Dunphy talks about taking river cruises on the French Riviera and in Portugal on the Maxa's World podcast.
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's middle-grade novel Two Naomis has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work for Youth category.
Lilly O'Donnell wrote "Ohio's 'Heartbeat Bill' Isn't a Restriction on Abortion. It's an Outright Ban" for Playboy.
"People in debt are some of the brightest, most resilient people there are," writes Melissa Petro in her essay "My Preferred Friends? Other Working Class People With Debt" for the Guardian.
David Rice's forthcoming novel A Room In Dodge City won the Electric Book Award. It will be released later this month by Alternating Current Press.
In Context Journal features Sarah McColl's oral history essay "How to Live."
The Rumpus interviewed Kerry Cohen and her sister Tyler about their illustrated memoir Girl Trouble, the nature of female friendships, and who's talking behind your back.
Hasanthika Sirisena and her short-story collection The Other One were included in Vice's year-end round-up of "The Asian-American Literature That Got Me Through 2016."
The Satirist published Jon Reiner's humor story "A Visit from St. Nicholas to Homeland Security."
David Rice's novel A Room In Dodge City is available for pre-order. Alternating Current Press will release it in February.
The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation awarded Untitled Theater Company No. 61 a grant to stage the play The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, written and directed by Edward Einhorn.
For Narratively, Lilly O'Donnell wrote about why she and her husband eloped to Tulum, Mexico. (But don't tell her in-laws.)
The Times of London published Benjamin Obler's essay "Confessions of a Porn Addict."
Creative Nonfiction has nominated essays by two Gotham teachers for Pushcart Prizes, "Economy Class" by Shahnaz Habib and "The Math of Marriage" by Elane Johnson.
Narratively published Melissa Petro's essay "Our Dog Would Eat Anything. This Time The Takeout Fought Back."
Electric Literature published Michael Backus' essay "What Exactly Does She Think Happens?"
The Washington Post's Book Party named Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's Seinfeldia the "Most Enjoyable Book of 2016."
Lambda Literary reviewed Scott Alexander Hess' novel The Butcher's Sons, calling it "energetic and muscular," and it "keeps the reader glued to the page, even when we want to look away."
St. Julien Press released Elizabeth Cohen's poetry collection Bird Light.
TakePart published Sarah McColl's article 'A New Almanac for the Young Farmers of the World."
Ashley Shelby won the Enizagam literary journal's annual fiction contest with her short story "Emergent Norm Theory and Post-Climate Change Impact: Appendix A."
Simon & Schuster releases Kara Lee Corthron's young adult novel The Truth of Right Now on January 3d.
Read to Write Stories interviewed Hasanthika Sirisena and analyzed her short story "Ismail" for its article "How to Figure Out What Really Drives a Character to Act."
Brick Underground published Alanna Schubach's article "A South Bronx Reality Check: How Much Change Is the Area Really Seeing?"
Mike Dunphy wrote "Welcome to Miami—The New Arts Capital of America" for The Huffington Post.
Netflix, iTunes, and Hulu are now streaming the documentary film Tree Man, written and directed by Jon Reiner.
The Atlantic published Lilly O'Donnell's article about the Electoral College, "Meet the 'Hamilton Electors' Hoping for an Electoral College Revolt."
"As anyone who has ever failed to preheat an oven or chill the Champagne knows, to host is to continue to conduct the train when it jumps the tracks. On Thanksgiving in particular, researchers found,...the collaborative solving of the mishap—with ingenuity, a leap up from the table, or a shrug—is essential to how we make the feast meaningful," writes Sarah McColl in her essay "Thanksgiving is a Feast of Things Forgotten," for JSTOR Daily.
Edge Media Network reviewed Scott Alexander Hess' new novel Skyscraper, calling it a "page turner ... that leaves a lasting impression."
Alibi, an imprint of Random House, released Susan Breen's novel Maggie Dove's Detective Agency, the second book in her Maggie Dove mystery series.
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's book Seinfeldia was a seminfinalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards.
"If you're not familiar with waterbugs, if you've confused them with some kind of delicate creature that skips along the surface of a lake, you are adorable." Alice Bradley writes about her creepy new roommates, for The Sun magazine.
The editors of the Best American Short Stories series named Roohi Choudhry's "The End of Coney Island Avenue" one of its Distinguished Stories of 2015.
Vice featured Bruce Cherry in its article "The Writers Who Make Presidents Funny."
Thaïs Miller won The Furious Gazelle's Halloween contest with her short story "Der Wechselbalg in Tribeca."
"If rain on your wedding day is good luck, a hurricane must be like hitting the lotto," writes Melissa Petro in her essay "A Hurricane Threatened to Crash My Wedding," for Refinery29.
Uncanny Magazine published Jennifer Marie Brissett's short story "Kamanti's Child."
Unnamed Press will release Dan Lopez's novel The Show House on December 13th.
McSweeney's published N. West Moss' essay "Things To Discuss With My Doctor Before The Hysterectomy."
The Huffington Post interviewed Laura Yeager for its article "Writing Through Cancer and Bipolar I Disorder."
Space Racers, the animated children's show with music composed by Jody Gray, is now showing Season Two on Sprout.
The New Haven Review published David Rice's short story "The Hate Room."
Alanna Schubach interviewed Gotham's dean of faculty Kelly Caldwell about neighborhoods, New York City's best self, and flu shots, for Brick Underground.
It's "the sort of book that makes my cold heart all warm and fuzzy...the sort of book I just want to thrust at people and say HERE! READ THIS!" wrote Kirkus in its review of Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's middle-grade novel Two Naomis.
Scroll.In asks about the importance of technique vs. magic, and also aquariums in "Why Sri Lankan-American Writer Hasanthika Sirisena Is an Outsider and Likes It That Way."
The Forward published Lilly O'Donnell's essay "How Judaism Still Brings My Father Closer to Me," excerpted from her memoir in progress.
Mike Dunphy reviews a new hotel in what was once Burlington, Vermont's armory for Hotel-Scoop.
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong talks about her new book Seinfeldia and her five-step process for writing great blog posts on the podcast Write With Impact.