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The Last Cyclist, directed by Edward Einhorn, is an official selection of the NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival, showing online March 10th through 14th.
Brendan Halpin's new YA novel Legacy, a mystery set against an admissions scandal at an elite university, is out now from Gum Road.
For The Drift, Alanna Schubach reviewed the CBS All Access show The Stand, adapted from the Stephen King novel, saying the mini-series "revels in the grotesquerie of an accidentally-released biological weapon, nicknamed Captain Trips..."
The Observer published Anni Irish's review of the exhibition eddy at the gallery M 2 3 Projects, calling it "deceptively complex."
Lev A.C. Rosen's YA novel Camp is included on the list of "Must-Read Books That Celebrate Jewish Love."
Points In Case published Josh Sippie's humor piece "I, Teddy Roosevelt, Accept Chef Aut's ThaiFire Challenge."
Transition magazine will publish Kirsten Imani Kasai's poem "Trine" in its upcoming Truth and Trope issue.
"As an artist, you are constantly finding yourself. Music is an outward expression of those internal insights," rapper Nissim Black tells Angie Chatman in her article "What It Means to Be Black and Jewish in America," for iPonder.
Mara Reinstein wrote "The Uncensored Story of the Friends Superbowl Episode" for The Hollywood Reporter.
Space and Time magazine published Jennifer Marie Brissett's poem "Damaged Roots."
Rachel Simon sampled pretty much every hot chocolate in Raleigh, North Carolina, for her article "Crazy for Cocoa" in Raleigh Magazine.
Blaise Allysen Kearsley reviewed the memoir Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Caroll, calling it "generous, intimiate, searching, and formidable," for the Boston Globe.
The New York Times published Joselin Linder's essay "My Quest for Sadness."
Robert Repino's middle grade novel Spark and the Grand Sleuth, the sequel to his novel Spark and the League of Ursus, comes ou on March 23rd from Quirk Books.
Serial magazine published Barbara DeMarco-Barrett's short story “Hunting Season.”
The New York Times reviewed Emily Rapp Black's new memoir Sanctuary, calling it "an often beautiful jewel of a book."
Erin Entrada Kelly's middle grade novel Hello, Universe made the monthly New York Times Bestsellers List in January.
To Be Honest by Michael Leviton is one of only six books named to Goodreads' list of Great Books Hitting the Shelves. Abrams Press released Michael's memoir on January 5th.
The American Library Association named We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly one of five Newbery Honor Books for 2021.
The Irish Times' chose Carmen Bugan's "On the 2021 Presidential Inauguration" as its Poem of the Week.
A good story "is often circular, and it sort of spins around a resolution and touches on the resolution, and then spins out and then comes back to it. It's a lot more like life." Theresa Okokon, co-host of Stories of the Stage on WORLD Channel, talks to Angie Chatman about what makes a good story, for iPondr.
Ovenbird Poetry published "She Loves the Earth Without Curse Words" by Matthew Lippman, which begins "Natalie says, 'Dad, quarantine's good for you.' "
The readers of Uncanny Magazine voted Jennifer Marie Brissett's "Through The Veil" their favorite story of 2020.
Business Insider published Melissa Petro's article "Milions of American Workers Have Children. Because of the Pandemic, We Can Now Stop Pretending They Don't."
Alysia Li Yin Sawchyn's essay collection A Fish Growing Lungs has been longlisted for the Believer Book Award in Nonfiction.
Observer published Mara Reinstein's article "Matt Shakman Reveals How He Nailed the Sitcom Style of WandaVision."
Anni Irish wrote about the performance artist Kalup Linzy in "Identity Politics, COVID19, and the Future of Performance Art," for Observer.
"How Honest Is Too Honest?" Michael Leviton recommends books that push the boundaries, over at Literary Hub.
The Great Lakes College Association named Nina Boutsikaris' memoir I'm Trying to Tell You I'm Sorry the 2021 New Writers Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Random House released Emily Rapp Black's memoir Sanctuary on January 19th.
Seth Fried tries out epigrams for his epitaph, over at 251.
Jacob Appel's novel Winter Honeymoon is a small press bestseller for November-December.
American Libraries magazine published Lara Ewen's article "Tarnished Legacies: Presidential Libraries Grapple With the Histories of Their Subjects."
Brevity Blog published Josh Sippie's post about Gotham's Writers Conference, "A New Author-Meets-Agent Model."
The Literary Hatchet published Barbara DeMarco-Barrett's short story "Making Peanuts in Nevada."
Laura Yeager compares writers to chorus line dancers in Broadway musicals, saying both must "make love to an audience—to make bawdy faces at the crowd as if I know and love them all" in her essay "I'm a Chorus Girl Writer" in Author magazine.
The Broad River Review published Barbara DeMarco-Barrett's poem "Meditation at Laguna Beach."
Pangyrus published Angie Chatman's essay "Ode to Pound Cake" (with the recipe!), and nominated it for a Pushcart Prize.
Rebel Satori Press will publish The Root of Everything by Scott Alexander Hess, featuring two novellas, in July 2021.
"It feels almost like a real-life 'It Gets Better' montage — actual, visible proof that healing is possible, even for a teen who once was suicidal and involved in self-harm." Rachel Simon reflects on Vanity Fair's fourth annual interview with pop star Billie Eilish, for Shondaland.
Michael Leviton's memoir To Be Honest comes out January 5th, from Abrams Books.
Town and Country magazine published Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's essay "How Sex and the City Helped New York Recover After 9/11."
The Cincinnati Review published Casandra Lopez's essay "Erasure: Lineage."
Anni Irish's article "How Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Could Affect Queer Americans" is up now at The Body.
We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly has been named to several Best Books for Kids of 2020 lists, including by the New York Times, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Public Library, the Horn Book, and Book Page.
Rachel Simon explains "Why You're Having So Many Nightmares" and has some advice for you, at HelloGiggles.
Crocodile bookmarks! Custom library prints! Socks just for reading! Lara Ewen rounded up the perfect gift guide for book lovers over at American Libraries magazine.
"The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar," an episode of This American Life written and reported by Tal McThenia, is included on the New York Times list of "Seven Great Episodes for Thanksgiving."
The Rumpus published Angie Chatman's essay "American, Not Blonde."
"Why do we so need to be 'seen' by others, and how do we live with the knowledge that they don’t see us the way we’d like them to?" asks Alanna Schubach in this interview with The Massachusetts Review.
D.X. Varos released Jessica Sticklor's middle-grade fantasy novel Rise of the Hidden Prince, the second book in her series The Pan Chronicles.
Robert Repino's middle-grade fantasy novel Spark and the Grand Sleuth, the second installment in the League of Ursus series, will be released in March 2021 by Quirk Books, a division of Penguin Random House.
Shelf Awareness gave a starred review to Dewaine Farria's new novel Revolutions of All Colors, calling it an "extraordinary debut," written "with vibrant, breathtaking eloquence."
Business Insider published Melissa Petro's essay "I Lost My Job as a Public School Teacher For Having a Provocative Past."
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's booklet How to Come Up With All Those Words: A Practical Guide to Writing a Successful Nonfiction Book, From Conception to Publication is available now at Gumroad.
Architectural Digest published Mara Reinstein's article about set design for HBO's latest mini-series, "The Undoing Has Drama, Suspense, and Plenty of New York Real Estate Porn."
"It certainly feels like the City of Boston is trying to widow me for the second time," writes Brendan Halpin in his essay "Ventilation Blues," for Medium.
C.C. Webster appeared on the podcast Release Date Rewind to deep dive the 1995 films To Die For and Empire Records, (especially Empire Records).
Tony Conniff examines the classic "Tangled Up In Blue" in his essay "In Praise of Bob Dylan's Narrative Strategies...and His Verbs," for Literary Hub.
Yahoo!Life published Angie Chatman's article "Sex Ed in the Time of Covid: Why Some Experts Are Concerned for LGBTQ Students."
The Milford House Mysteries podcast interviewed Margarat Meacham about her novel The Ghosts of Laurelford, and writing mysteries for young readers.
"This book has wide appeal and offers something we all desperately need: light and laughter." Erin Entrada Kelly reviews the middle-grade novel Lupe Wong Won't Dance for the New York Times Book Review.
Cold Wars Conversations, a podcast preserving the history of the Cold War, featured Carmen Bugan and her memoir Burying the Typewriter in its episode "A Childhood Under the Eyes of the Secret Police."
Angie Chatman performed her story "Taking A Long Time" on the RISK! storytelling podcast's Learning episode.
"Gustavo “Goose” Alvarez and I were in prison at the same time during the 1990s, though our stories are remarkably different," writes Cullen Thomas for the Rumpus, the latest in his Conversations With Literary Ex-Cons series.
The film production company Anonymous Content announced it is developing Tom Cooper's novel Florida Man (released by Random House in July) as a limited series.
Fordham University Press announced it will publish Marie Carter's narrative nonfiction book Mortimer and the Witches in fall 2022.
Ben Obler wrote about his ugly, beautiful porch for Upstate House magazine's A Savored Place column.
Dewaine Farria won the inaugural Veterans' Writing Award, sponsored by Syracuse University Press, for his forthcoming novel Revolutions of All Colors. He'll be reading from his book, along with novelist Tobias Wolf, at the Veterans Writing Award event on November 12th, which will be held virtually.
Edward Einhorn's play The Resistible Rise of J.R. Brinkley is out now as a four-part radio-play-style podcast.
Libro.fm named Jennifer Marie Brissett's novel Elysium to its monthly list of Reading Recommendations.
The Sewanee Review named Alanna Schubach a semi-finalist in its annual Fiction Contest.
Two Gotham instructors have been named 2020 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows in Nonfiction Literature: Shahnaz Habib and Stacy Parker LeMelle.
Stacy Pershall appeared on Anthony Padilla's I Spent A Day With...
Business Insider published Angie Chatman's article "Segregation Has Been Embraced, Mandated, and Maintained in the United States By Law and By Policy — Here's How."
Rachel Simon finishes at least one jigsaw puzzle a week, and she's compiled a list of the best ones for grownups who like a challenge, in HelloGiggles.
Lara Ewen's article "A Case for Radical Retail Reinvention" is up now at Retail Dive.
The Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison named Erin Entrada Kelly's novel We Dream of Space as its Book of the Week.
Business Insider published Melissa Petro's article "Why His-And-Hers Chores Don't Work."
Angie Chatman traces the fraught relationship between Black Americans and the banking industry to the promise, frauds, and ultimate collapse of Freedman's Bank, in an article for Business Insider.
Love's Executive Order published Matthew Lippman's poem "It's the Best America We've Got."
Nelsie Spencer's one-woman show Day of the Dead Daddy will be staged by the Marsh Theater in San Francisco as part of the MarshStream 2020 International Solo Fest.
An excerpt of Scott Alexander Hess' novel The Root of Everything appears in Words After Dark: A Lit, Lyrics, and Liquor Anthology.
Erin Entrada Kelly appeared on the Newbery Tart podcast to talk about the challenge of writing YA heroines who "don't get up to shenanigans."
"COVID-19 is doing a number on our brain," writes Laura Yeager for PsychCentral.
The Believer published Teresa Wong's comic "This Is Not a Feel-Good Movie."
NBC News THINK published Rachel Simon's essay on why Schitt's Creek deserved all of its Emmy awards, and the particular joy of watching underdogs win.
Kristin Rockaway and her latest novel, She's Faking It, are featured in a roundup in Publishers Weekly, of 2020 authors finding creative new ways to connect with readers.
War on the Rocks published Dewaine Farria's essay "Despite the Yoke."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviewed Tom Cooper's latest novel Florida Man, calling it fresh and surprising, and saying that in "capturing how development erased much of the state’s oddball authenticity...Cooper shows nostalgia for “Old Florida” without being sentimental about, say, roadside zoos packed with miserable animals."
"I have a shelf in my office that holds copies of all my work that has appeared in print: my novels, magazines, short story anthologies, and my poetry chapbook. Whenever I get discouraged about my writing career, I look at that shelf. It reminds me that I can do this," says Kirsten Imani Kasai in a featured interview with Shoutout SoCal.
The Massachusetts Review published Alanna Schubach's short story "Iris."
Lara Ewen's article "Virus-Responsive Design," about libraries redesigning themselves to simultaneously socially-distance patrons and make them more digitally connected than ever, appears in American Libraries magazine.
Hasty Book List interviewed Jessica Sticklor about writing her new novel, how she became a writer in the first place, and the literary character she thinks she's most likely to be friends with.
Female film critics make up only 35 percent of all reviewers, they review twice as many women-directed films as male critics, and they receive exponentially more online harassment—Mara Reinstein and fellow critic Christy Lemire talked about all that and more on the podcast Rachel's Reviews.
Publishers Weekly gave Michael Montlack's new poetry collection Daddy a starred review, calling it "rewarding and accomplished."
Jessica Sticklor suggests three ways you can get to know your characters better in her article "How to Create Complex, Dynamic Characters in Fiction," up now at The Writer magazine.
"We All Need a Personal Cheerleader Right Now," Mara Reinstein's essay about running with her 12-year-old nephew, is up now at Runner's World.
Blaise Kearsley is now a contributing editor at the Vestal Review.
Angie Chatman, with co-author Joanne Lozar Glenn, won a 2020 Apex Grand Award for Excellence in Writing, for an article published by the National Business Education Association.
Kate Angus' poem "The Plants Are Happy" appears in the literary journal Room: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action.
The New York Times included Edward Einhorn's plays The God Projekt and Performance for One in its roundup of live performances streaming online in "Appointment Theater, Now Coming to a Screen Near You."
NYQ Books will release Michael Montlack's poetry collection Daddy on September 7th.
Thrillist named Tom Cooper's new novel Florida Man to its list of Books We're Excited to Read, calling it "an off-kilter noir."
"For years, the traditional reading has been that we’ve given too much power to the crowds, but no one considers the far more dangerous implication—that we sure are handing over a lot of undue power to corporations," writes Jon Gingerich in his op-ed "Companies Should Stand Up to Cancel Culture" for O'Dwyer's magazine.
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett's short story "Pool Fishing" is included in the new anthology Crossing Borders, jointly published by Down & Out Books and Sisters In Crime-San Diego.
Madeline Valentine's picture book I Want That Nut! is a winner of the 2020 Praire Bud Awards, sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association. The award is selected by South Dakota readers in kindergarten through second grade, who vote for a book after they have read it.
"Sometimes the connection on Zoom or WhatsApp becomes blurry and I have this strange sense that we are losing each other in the ether," writes Carmen Bugan in her essay "Stony Brook," for the Harvard Review.
The Horn Book named Erin Entrada Kelly's middle-grade novel Lalani and the Distant Sea one of its 2020 Mind the Gap Award winners, for excellent children's literature overlooked by the American Library Association Awards.
Random House released Tom Cooper's novel Florida Man on July 28th.
The Center for Fiction named Chelsea Bieker's novel Godshot to the longlist for the 2020 First Novel Prize.
Clemintine Guirado's short story "Reliable Witness" is a finalist for the Master's Review Fall Fiction Prize.
Rachel Simon tried Kim Kardashian's new loungewear collection and wrote about wanting "to live in these clothes forever," for HelloGiggles.
Melissa Petro's article "I Found My Flow Working From Home in the Pandemic" is up now at Businss Insider.
Architectural Digest published Mara Reinstein's article "Creating the Strange World of Eurovision for Netflix's New Hit Comedy."
Aubrey Poole is the new acquisitions editor for the book-subscription service Literati.
Scott Alexander Hess launched his new Hot Lit newsletter in July, featuring an interview with author Sarah Gerard.
Tor Books announced it will publish Jennifer Marie Brissett's novel Destroyer of Light in fall 2021.
Cure Today published Laura Yeager's article "There Are No Hugs with Telehealth."
Elle magazine named Lev A.C. Rosen's new YA novel Camp one of its Best Books of 2020 (So Far).
The New York Times published Rachel Simon's article "Is Pickleball the Perfect Pandemic Pastime?" in its Sunday Styles section.
The Missouri Review published Seth Fried's short story "Trezzo," which also won the magazine's 2020 Editor's Prize.
Melissa Petro's essay "I'm a Recovering Alcoholic and My Husband Loves Beer. Here's How We Are Making It Work" is in Business Insider.
The blog of the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities at Brandeis University published Laura Yeager's "Bipolar Mother Makes the Best of It During COVID-19."
The arts magazine Monk published Carmen Bugan's essay "Lumina Mea."
NBC's Today show named books by two Gotham instructors to its list of Best Summer Reads for Kids: Erin Entrada Kelly's middle grade novel We Dream of Space and Lev A.C. Rosen's YA novel Camp.
Business Insider published Angie Chatman's essay "Redlining May Be 'Officially' Over, But I Know All Too Well That Black Families Still Face Housing Discrimination."
The Body published Anni Irish's article "How America's Longest Continuously Operating Bar for Queer Women is Fighting to Keep Its Doors Open."
Thomas + Mercer has released Carole Bugge's novel Edinburgh Midnight, the third in her Ian Hamilton Mysteries series.
Stowe Story Labs selected two Gotham instructors for its 2020 Workshop program: Tatjana Soli for the limited series adaptation of her novel The Removes, and C.C. Webster for her feature screenplay Little Buffalo.
Laura Yeager is blogging for Pysch Central, and one of her most recent posts is "COVID-19 and Autistic Children."
Seventeen magazine's "Twelve Most Anticipated YA Books Coming Out Summer 2020" includes Lev A.C. Rosen's forthcoming novel Camp.
Pendemic published Jon Reiner's essay "Synchronicity."
"In 1984, we had everything and still wanted more...You can see how that fits into now." Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot talks to Mara Reinstein about how the '80s are still relevant, if the fashions are not, for Parade magazine.
"I'm Struggling Because of the Coronavirus. Why Won't My Landlord Lower the Rent?" Alanna Schubach's answer involves Albany, negotiation tactics, and collusion, for Brick Underground.
Divya Sood's novel Find Someone to Love is a finalist for the Golden Crown Award in the General Fiction category.
Magnet Box Films has optioned C.C. Webster's screenplay Blue Ball, PA.
Scholastic released Kody Keplinger's latest middle-grade novel Lila and Hadley.
Bookshop featured Kirsten Imani Kasai's novel House of Erzulie on its "Dark and Delicious Reads by Women of Color" quarantine reading list.
Pleiades: Literature In Context reviewed Nina Boutsikaris' memoir I'm Trying To Tell You I'm Sorry, calling Nina and her book, variously, "a sieve," "a performance," and "a flytrap," but we're pretty sure in a good way.
Rachel Simon's essay "Rodham Is a Frustrating but Fascinating Look at an Alternate-Universe Hillary Clinton" is up now at Marie Claire.
Lara Ewen's article "A Civilized Term for Hate Crime," about librarians fighting back against Zoombombing and its chilling effect on free speech and assembly, appears in American Libraries magazine.
HBO Max has optioned Lev A.C. Rosen's new YA novel Camp for production as a feature film. Little Brown Books for Young Readers released Camp on May 26th.
Writers Weekly published Laura Yeager's article "Increase Your Freelance Writing Income with Your Own 'Editing Group.' "
Seth Fried and graphic designer Julia Mehoke, who is also Seth's wife, have launched the podcast Running Out of Movies, in which they discuss quarantining in a studio apartment with nothing good to watch.
To mark the end of its 40th season and the approach of its 20th anniversary, Mara Reinstein collected the 100 Most Iconic Moments of Survivor, for The Ringer.
Business Insider published Melissa Petro's article "Couples Are Fighting More During Quarantine, but my Husband and I Have Used the Time to Get Better at Handling Conflict."
"I don't know when the beige began," begins Jennifer Marie Brissett's short-story "Through the Veil," in Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
WOW—Women on Writing published Laura Yeager's essay "The Coronavirus Coffee Kit.
The New York Times published Joselin Linder's essay "Dancing With My Mortality."
The Paris Review pubished Chelsea Bieker's essay "Fathers Sway Above It All."
Nina Boutsikaris' memoir I'm Trying to Tell You I'm Sorry is a small-press top 10 bestseller for the first quarter of 2020.
Window shades, video games, and co-working spaces, and "other recent Lobbying Disclosure Act Database filings suggest that what constitutes an 'essential' business is, for better or worse, open to interpretation." Jon Gingerich does a deep dive into the industries trying to persaude the federal government that they're essential during the coronavirus outbreak, for O'Dwyers.
Pulp magazine published Elane Johnson's essay "50, And a Reluctant Porn Star."
For Parade magazine, Mara Reinstein interviewed actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker about marriage, Broadway, and co-starring in the (postponed) Broadway revival of Plaza Suite.
It Gets Better featured Lev A.C. Rosen's short story "On the Corner of Iris and Hartz" in its Moments of Joy series.
D.X. Varos announced it will release Jessica Sticklor's middle grade fantasy novel Nod on June 2nd.
Chelsea Bieker's essay "Motherloss, That Thing You Cannot Escape" is up now at Literary Hub.
Lara Ewen's article "How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic," in American Libraries magazine, has advice for librarians and non-librarians alike.
The Internet Void published Jennifer Marie Brissett's poem "Remember."
Joselin Linder appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss her memoir The Family Gene and taking action against diseases.
Lev Rosen is publishing a new page of his short story "On the Corner of Iris and Hartz" every day during the New York State shelter-in-place period due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Cosmopolitan included Chelsea Bieker's forthcoming novel Godshot on its list of Books to Read While You're Social Distancing, calling it "dark, suspenseful, and surprisingly funny."
Brick Underground published Alanna Schubach's article "With Layoffs Soaring, Calls Increase for a NYC Rent Freeze."
Architectural Digest published Mara Reinstein's article "Inside Wendy's New Neverland."
Tal McThenia's article "Behind the Scenes of Virgin Voyages' Cutting-Edge Nightlife" appears in Departures magazine.
Chelsea Bieker's forthcoming novel Godshot was named to the Indie Next List, a list of recommended books chosen by U.S. independent booksellers. Catapault Books will release Godshot on April 7th.
Rewire.News published Melissa Petro's essay "I Regretted My Abortion. It Shouldn't Matter."
"Showing up—and this is true for any goal you have—is really important," Jessica Sticklor says in an article about her in The Northwest Daily Herald.
Rachel Simon's article "From BTS to Justin Bieber, Stars Are Finally Talking About the Mental Health Costs of Touring" is up now on NBC News, in its Think feature.
Lake Union Publishing will release Amy Sue Nathan's novel The Last Bathing Beauty on April 1st.
Oxford University Press will publish Carmen Bugan's essay collection Poetry and the Language of Oppression in March 2021.
"Ten years ago, Michael Bloomberg called for my removal as a teacher..." writes Melissa Petro, for Business Insider.
The Body published Anni Irish's article "How One Queer Dating App Is Making Space for the Queer Community."
"I Blow Dried My Hair For The First Time In Ten Years," writes Rachel Simon for Hello Giggles.