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Margaret Atwood: 'In Tolkien, there are hardly any women at all'

Speaking at Book Riot Live with fantasy author NK Jemisin, Atwood discussed the lack of diversity in fictions and the challenges of writing about ‘now’<p>Margaret Atwood was seven when she began writing her first novel. It was about an ant. “It taught me a lot about narration because nothing happens …

Literature

"I Just Paint": The Personal, Sincere Art of Billy Childish

By Robert Anthony Siegel September 14, 2015<p>Look<p><i>Billy Childish’s sincere, deeply unselfconscious paintings.</i><p>Billy Childish, <i>Nude Reclining</i>, 2015, oil and charcoal on linen, 72″ x 120″. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin<p>Punk rock icon, poet, novelist, luftmensch, wearer of extraordinary hats and Edwardian …

Kim Davis Needs to Read the Bible Again

Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, returns to her post soon, after spending five nights in jail and then a few more days recovering at home. A Pentecostal Christian, Davis says “God’s authority” instructs her not to issue licenses for gay marriage, even though the law compels her to. …

Where to Submit: August + September

<i>Summer lives on! Enjoy our newest list of presses, lit mags, fellowships, and residencies to submit to over the next couple months. As always, email</i> …

Creative Writing