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Witching The Book

by Margaret Kingsbury In fairy tales, witches are often scary, though not always. They sometimes eat children, curse innocent bystanders, poison fair maidens. But sometimes witches are the arbiters of goodness. When two stepsisters approach a witch and one helps her and the other mocks her in “Diamonds and Toads,” for instance, the kind sister...

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Fiction: The Law of Conservation of Death

by Hailey Piper On the fifteenth birthday of your third reincarnation, you feel his breath on your skin. New skin, never tainted until now. At once the sky darkens, and balloons, gifts, and cake no longer matter as your lives come rushing back. You’ve turned fifteen before, but that’s the least of it. He’s found...

Dear Straight People
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Dear Straight People

How NOT to Interact With Queer People in Public by Laila Winters Although I don’t suppose this will come as much of a surprise, I’m a homebody. A queer, anxious homebody who does not leave her apartment unless otherwise prompted by an equally as queer fiancée. But on the rare occasion that I do go...

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A Minor Twitter Movement #Oct1st

Protecting Indigenous Persons Against Racism and Misinformation on Social Media and In Society By E.M. Lunsford Why October 1st? It’s what I see as the beginning of the Indigenous Appropriation Season.  Columbus Day, where many “celebrate” a man “discovering” land that was already occupied.  We already knew it was there. He was a violent invader,...

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The Mis-education of a Suburban White Boy: How Reading Banned Books Helped Unfuck My Upbringing

by Brian Lindenmuth I grew up in a blue collar (what we would now call a “working class white”) family in Baltimore County in the 80s. It was a fairly racially mixed and religiously diverse area that has continued to diversify over the years, frankly, because of white flight. By the start of the next...

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The Big Red Button

by Kelli Owen A strange thing happened on my way to convention season this spring. While ordering copies to take on the road, one of my books was banned. Banned. This happened on a rather large retail website whose logo may or may not include a curved arrow reminiscent of a smile. Why? Because an...

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Authors in the Latino Community You Probably Haven’t Heard Of … But Should Read

J. L. Ortiz Diaz Being Latino can be described as many things. We’re multilingual, friendly and we love to party. Our culture is rich and diverse, our food is full of flavor and our grandparents like to hide the sewing tools in cookie containers. That might seem odd to some, but it’s what makes us...