Literary Hub: Lit Hub Weekly: April 22 – April 26, 2024

Literary Hub: Lit Hub Weekly: April 22 – April 26, 2024

“What if life really was a story? What if you could alter the plot? Assign meaning to the most brutal contempt?” Read from Dorothy Allison’s acceptance speech for Publishing Triangle’s Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. | Lit Hub “Medieval English people had no problem believing in climate change and ecosystemic collapse.” What medieval poets […]

Electric Literature: 23 Indie Presses to Support After the Close of Small Press Distribution

Electric Literature: 23 Indie Presses to Support After the Close of Small Press Distribution

On March 28, Small Press Distribution (SPD), the 55-year old company that helped 385 indie publishers deliver their books to customers, collapsed without warning. This is an existential blow in a business where finances are delicate at the best of times. Books remain stranded in warehouses and could take months to be recovered, past income […]

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Electric Literature: Autistic Literature Will Flourish When We Stop Insisting That Writers Qualify Their Autism

Electric Literature: Autistic Literature Will Flourish When We Stop Insisting That Writers Qualify Their Autism

Three weeks after my third book came out, I experienced the first unmasked autistic shutdown of my life. What happened was this: driven into the ground by overwhelm—over-stimulated from doing larger events than I was accustomed to doing and feeling visible to readers in ways I’d never been before—I found myself unable to speak for […]

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Electric Literature: I Don’t Have To Choose Between Writing About Myself And Writing About The World

Electric Literature: I Don’t Have To Choose Between Writing About Myself And Writing About The World

I was balancing a plate of honeydew in the green room of a book festival when I walked by a white man bemoaning the state of the publishing industry. The man wore a suit, and he spoke to a white woman; both of them looked to be in their 40s. As the man speared a […]

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