"10. Discover the internet. Discover Kate Bornstein. Discover that it’s not just you.

11. Cut your hair, but only a little.

12. Fall again for the girl in the picture in that magazine you’re still carrying, after seven more moves and one amazing partner and three splendid kids and all those years.

13. Stop pretending.

14. Blow up the world, clumsily. Break hearts, including your own.

15. Begin."

Recommended Reading: Rafe Posey’s Rumpus essay, “Coming Out, Again and Again, in 27 Easy Steps.” (via millionsmillions

)THIS is a thing I wrote for The Rumpus, and now here it is on The Millions.

I am so happy.

dreaminaubergine asked: Yesterday, I was re-reading the Coldtown short story to get myself (even more) psyched for the book, and I realized that the release date for the novel actually fell on the date of Matilda's death. Was that intentional, or just an odd coincidence?

hollyblack:

Is that TRUE?

*looks*

My name is Matilda Green. I was born on April 10, 1997. I died on September 3rd, 2013. Please tell my mother I’m okay. And Dante, if you’re watching this, I’m sorry.

Now I am thoroughly creeped out by myself. What an incredibly strange coincidence.

I am happy to know that Holly Black, who is awesome, creeps herself out, not just all the rest of us.

cleolinda:

sketchlock:

mrhipp:

I can see you now.



From the I Laughed A Little Too Hard At This files. 
(If you want to really tie your brain in knots, think about who does San’s voice in the English version.)

This is fantastic (in every sense). Some Mononoke, some Hannibal… YES PLEASE.

cleolinda:

sketchlock:

mrhipp:

I can see you now.

image

From the I Laughed A Little Too Hard At This files. 

(If you want to really tie your brain in knots, think about who does San’s voice in the English version.)

This is fantastic (in every sense). Some Mononoke, some Hannibal… YES PLEASE.

This book I’m reading

Today I am reading SUBMERGENCE by J. M. Ledgard, and it is amazing language about love and death and identity and the sea and the ocean and war and faith. And this is how Ledgard describes a man realizing he has fallen in love: “He looked at her once more. Took her in. She was different. The space between places had collapsed, people were propelled through the sky in pressurized cabins, but she was opening up another world in the world.” Excerpt From: J. M. Ledgard. “Submergence.” Coffee House Press. This is why we need independent small presses like Coffee House, for publishing these books, and independent bookstores with booksellers who will tell us about this book.

I reviewed Queers Dig Time Lords for Cobalt. Here is a tiny bit of what I had to say:
"Queers Dig Time Lords comprises a queer response to the Doctor, the Companions, the TARDIS, and other Whovian delights. The basic premise of the book is simple: ask a bunch of LGTBQ writers to put together essays about their experience of Who, assemble into a collection, share with the world. The actual execution is more complicated: the essays range from explorations of the show’s campiness to a poignant letter written from one contributor to her teenage self. They are serious as well as whimsical, and sometimes manage to be both at once………..”
To find the book, you can check out indiebound.org or search through any of your favorite booksellers. To read the rest of the review, click here. 

I reviewed Queers Dig Time Lords for Cobalt. Here is a tiny bit of what I had to say:

"Queers Dig Time Lords comprises a queer response to the Doctor, the Companions, the TARDIS, and other Whovian delights. The basic premise of the book is simple: ask a bunch of LGTBQ writers to put together essays about their experience of Who, assemble into a collection, share with the world. The actual execution is more complicated: the essays range from explorations of the show’s campiness to a poignant letter written from one contributor to her teenage self. They are serious as well as whimsical, and sometimes manage to be both at once………..”

To find the book, you can check out indiebound.org or search through any of your favorite booksellers. To read the rest of the review, click here. 


Sometimes I get so excited about the process and the writing, and also about playing around on the internet, that I forget that I’m supposed to be promoting my book. So here’s a 1st of July reminder: 
The Book of Broken Hymns is a collection of short stories, and was a Lambda Literary finalist in 2012. There are dog stories, ghost stories, war stories, and stories about young men and swamps. The book is available in paperback. You can paypal it for $5 (which includes shipping) if you use the email paniskoi at gmail dot com. 
It’s also available as an ebook through the usual sources. It’s a lovely ebook, but it’s also not a paperback, and this particular paperback is pretty and soft, like a kitten. The version at iBooks or B&N is prettier than the version for Kindle because it has the cover, but the content it the same. 
I wish I could post a link to an indie store, but most of them can’t easily process a title that doesn’t have an ISBN. However, Bluestockings in NYC might still have it, as might Three Lives, also in NYC. If you have an indie store that wants this sale, have them email me (rafeposey at gmail etc) and I will help them figure it out. 
Should you be looking for an indie, www.indiebound.org is a great place to find your local indie bookstore.

Sometimes I get so excited about the process and the writing, and also about playing around on the internet, that I forget that I’m supposed to be promoting my book. So here’s a 1st of July reminder: 

The Book of Broken Hymns is a collection of short stories, and was a Lambda Literary finalist in 2012. There are dog stories, ghost stories, war stories, and stories about young men and swamps. The book is available in paperback. You can paypal it for $5 (which includes shipping) if you use the email paniskoi at gmail dot com. 

It’s also available as an ebook through the usual sources. It’s a lovely ebook, but it’s also not a paperback, and this particular paperback is pretty and soft, like a kitten. The version at iBooks or B&N is prettier than the version for Kindle because it has the cover, but the content it the same. 

I wish I could post a link to an indie store, but most of them can’t easily process a title that doesn’t have an ISBN. However, Bluestockings in NYC might still have it, as might Three Lives, also in NYC. If you have an indie store that wants this sale, have them email me (rafeposey at gmail etc) and I will help them figure it out. 

Should you be looking for an indie, www.indiebound.org is a great place to find your local indie bookstore.

"“I got lucky,” he says. “My book sold, but it could have just as easily not sold. It could have been nothing. It could have disappeared. But the point is that I wrote it.” His words sink in. The process is what makes us."

Making art, making gnomes (via karenmaywrites)

As I have said before, sometimes The Rumpus is too skinny jeans, but when it’s not… Sometimes it’s among the best literary site on the internet. This essay from which this quote is drawn is a great essay, and writers should read it. 

I’m glad I read it, but I’m mostly glad that I saw this quote when I did, since it is awfully timely for where I am in the revisions right now. 

originalplumbing:

Behind the scenes of our shoot with Auntie KATE BORNSTEIN for OP’s #Hero issue! Relaxing with pug and puggle. Http://originalplumbing.bigcartel.com #auntiekate #katebornstein #newyorkcity #icon #trans #transgender #trailblazer #mtf #queer #lgbtq

Kate Bornstein is such a touchstone. And this picture is fantastic.

originalplumbing:

Behind the scenes of our shoot with Auntie KATE BORNSTEIN for OP’s #Hero issue! Relaxing with pug and puggle. Http://originalplumbing.bigcartel.com #auntiekate #katebornstein #newyorkcity #icon #trans #transgender #trailblazer #mtf #queer #lgbtq

Kate Bornstein is such a touchstone. And this picture is fantastic.

theredshoes:

Initial Holograph Draft Manuscript - Outline Plan, for To the Lighthouse, at http://www.woolfonline.com/?q=image/tid/8

Remember when I was talking about handwriting the other day? TODAY I am happily reblogging the handwriting of VIRGINIA WOOLF. I know! 

theredshoes:

Initial Holograph Draft Manuscript - Outline Plan, for To the Lighthouse, at http://www.woolfonline.com/?q=image/tid/8

Remember when I was talking about handwriting the other day? TODAY I am happily reblogging the handwriting of VIRGINIA WOOLF. I know! 

(via fuckyeahmanuscripts)

iheartgeek:

As promised, Photoset of Tardis motorcycle. Pictures courtesy of LejonAJohnson and Photo Knight on Flickr.

I just can’t. I mean honestly. This is TOO MUCH. I love it. And I imagine Fenno, he of the untitled work-in-not-exactly-progress, would ALSO love it.

(via doctorwho)