In Review: The Week of May 14th

May 19, 2018

This week we learned the word "crossip," rolled some short story dice, imagined what superheroes would read, and more.

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On the Blog



~ In case you were wondering, "what would the Avengers read?" we've got you with this superhero booklist.

~ Build our short story prompt dice to get your next short story rolling.

~ Try our cosmic lit-inspired cocktail with a side of David James Brock's Ten-Headed Alien (Wolsak and Wynn).

~ "crossip," "opera buffa," and "boogaloo" are just some of the ways Linda Rogers describes her collection Crow Jazz (Mother Tongue Publishing) in our Short Story Month interview.

~ The Vetala (Linda Leith Publishing) a debut novel from Philip Ernest combines "the tension and dread that permeate Bram Stoker's Dracula with the scholarly focus of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose." Also, vampires.




Around the Web


~ The 2018 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers revealed three excellent nominee choices for this year's prize: Ben Ladouceur, Trish Salah, and Joshua Whitehead.

~ Are you a Maya Angelou or a Gabriel Garcia Marquez? LitHub put together this list of authors that correlate to the 12 sun signs.

~ In a pinch you can use bacon and other perishables as bookmarks, apparently.




What Else We're Reading


Getting ready for Pride month with books by the 2018 Dayne Ogilvie Prize nominees: full-metal indigiqueer by Joshua Whitehead (Talonbooks), Otter by Ben Ladouceur (Coach House Books), and Wanting in Arabic by Trish Salah (Mawenzi House).





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