Progressive Publishers

mumblingsage:

Love your small press! This is a list I’ve compiled after being inspired at WisCon, featuring small press publications, in sci fi and fantasy especiall,y that are explicitly welcoming to QUILTBAG characters, feminist themes, and representation of POC.

Caveat: I cannot and do not promise that…

mayahan:

Paper Crafts
by Cheong-ah Hwang

(Source: behance.net)

(Source: jimdandymusic)

If a woman writes about herself, she’s a narcissist. If a man does the same, he’s describing the human condition.

Emily Gould (via bookaddictiion)

kazul9:

amandaonwriting:

Type Write Satchel, Purse, and Wallet from The Literary Gift Company

Someone get me this now.

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(Source: modelscantread)

Call for novella / novel submissions

fyeahbookmarks:

Grassblade bookmarks, found on Yuruliku

Anonymous asked: What makes a writer worthy of publishing?

queryquagmire:

fuckyesvoltaire:

lindsayetumbls:

queryquagmire:

writinginmysleep:

queryquagmire:

mysteriouswritergirl:

queryquagmire:

A writer shall be worthy of publishing only if they meet the following criteria:

  1. They must be swift as a coursing river.
  2. They must have all the force of a great typhon.
  3. They must have all the strength of a raging fire.
  4. They must be mysterious as the dark side of the moon.

Alternately, you need only be a man.

~QQ

I’m a woman and I’m very worthy of being published.

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Just a Friendly reminder that J.K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and only person wealthier than the Queen of England is a woman.

Why must you all insist on killing a perfectly good joke? 

am a woman. Many of my favorite books were written by women. I work with many women authors. Objectively speaking, many of the greatest authors who have ever lived are women. I am here to tell you that gender identification in no way determines writing talent, nor does it qualify one for publication. 

Furthermore, women are at a historical disadvantage in the book industry, as studies show more people read books written by men than by women (perpetuating the practice of women writers using male pseudonyms), the majority of authors reviewed in The New York Times Review of Books and other prominent book review sections are men, and the majority of authors who receive the Nobel Prize for Literature and the the Man Booker Prize are men. So not only was I quoting a song from a Disney movie to elicit a humorous response, I was making a subtle-yet-snarky allusion to the fact that in this industry—as in many others—men are at a distinct advantage over their women peers.

Dead horse, beaten.

~QQ

Tumblr’s Law: the more times a perfectly decent and obvious satirical joke is reblogged, the probability that someone will miss it and reblog with commentary in a failed attempt to correct the OP reaches 1.

wait, so does missing the joke mean someone isn’t worth being published?

That depends. Are you at least still mysterious as the dark side of the moon?

showslow:

Wellbehaved Women Quote by WordsIGiveBy
millionsmillions:

We’ve been discussing the changing nature of the English language a lot here this week (from the rise of public English to the acceptance of “like”), but if there is one thing that’s consistent in language, it’s the word “huh.” Linguists have studied 31 languages that all contain the interjection, making it one of the first universal words.

millionsmillions:

We’ve been discussing the changing nature of the English language a lot here this week (from the rise of public English to the acceptance of “like”), but if there is one thing that’s consistent in language, it’s the word “huh.” Linguists have studied 31 languages that all contain the interjection, making it one of the first universal words.

phoenixrising2013:

teachingliteracy:

ala-con:

Houses Made of Books

Livio De Marchi, a Venetian woodworker and sculptor, has created entire houses made of hand-carved book sculptures. There’s one in Tambre D’Alpago, Italy, Germany, and Japan, and every aspect of the houses are book-themed.

Whoaaa
bibulous wildwildeyes

(via bibulous)

millionsmillions:

Year in Reading alum Chang-Rae Lee has a new book out this week, and its cover is making headlines. Readers who buy the limited edition of On Such A Full Sea will get the first 3D printed book cover in publishing history. According to the printers, each cover took fifteen hours to make.

millionsmillions:

Year in Reading alum Chang-Rae Lee has a new book out this week, and its cover is making headlines. Readers who buy the limited edition of On Such A Full Sea will get the first 3D printed book cover in publishing history. According to the printers, each cover took fifteen hours to make.

Mythic Darkness: Elementari Rising by Nancy Hightower