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Weekly Wrap-Up: Week of July 9, 2018

by Anna O’Brien


Greetings, dear readers! Here’s what we’ve been up to on the blog this week: On Monday, Cathrin Hagey explored the color blue and its meanings in fairy tales; On Tuesday, Wendy Van Camp wrote a book review of the SFF classic Forty Thousand in Gehenna; On Wednesday, our LSQ ed-in-chief waxed nostalgic about mixed tapes […]


The Importance of Queer Fandom

by Linda Codega


In the direct aftermath of Pride Month, seeing proud queer people and seeing people fight and protest and stand up to tyranny, I’m reminded again of the importance of Queer Fandom. Despite the queer content that proliferates in many parts of creator-forward fandom spaces, a majority of places where fandom congregates and occurs is still […]


Working with Illustrators and Artists

by Jacqui Lipton


I’m not 100% sure how many readers of this blog have asked themselves (or someone else) questions about writing with an illustrator, but a number of writing colleagues have been talking to me about it lately so I thought it was worth setting out some info here. Usual disclaimer: Nothing written here is intended as […]



Something Blue

by Cathrin Hagey


I have found myself dwelling on the color blue and the way our planet’s elemental hue, the most symphonic of the colors, recurs throughout our literature as something larger than a mere chromatic phenomenon…1 The color blue is the chimera of the visible light spectrum. It is everywhere and nowhere. The most popular color. Yet […]




Contraception in YA

by Jen Gheller


The first sex scene I can remember reading was in a Stephen King novel when I was thirteen. At that age, I knew what sex was, but when I read that scandalously detailed scene, I learned how it actually worked. My parents never gave me The Talk, and I went to a Catholic high school […]