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Emily Books is a five-year-old feminist e-subscription service and publisher run by Emily Gould and Ruth Curry. This summer, the publishers are partnering with Coffee House Press to bring their first-ever imprint to life. I reached out to Emily Books' first authors to talk publishing, feminism, and being part of something brand new. I called Chloe Caldwell, author of the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray and the novella WOMEN, at her mother's house in upstate...
Scroll through the Emily Books website and—framed in hot pink—you’ll see a collection of titles by women that feels more like a secret handshake than a business plan. There are books about witches and sex work, pregnancy and abortion, best friends and substance abuse. There’s a small homage to #FerranteFever; Elena Ferrante, the pseudonymous author of the cultishly adored Neapolitan Trilogy, is one of only a handful of writers who appears more than once...
Emily Books is a five-year-old feminist e-subscription service and publisher run by Emily Gould and Ruth Curry. This summer, the publishers are partnering with Coffee House Press to bring their first-ever imprint to life. I reached out to Emily Books's first authors to talk publishing, feminism, and being part of something brand new. Over the phone, debut novelist Jade Sharma and I talked about the pragmatic realities of writing a book and how a bad...
“Welcome to the official Kickstarter page for Greece!” This from a 2012 piece by John Flowers on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the McSweeney’s humor site. “Greece is a small country in the south of Europe known for inventing democracy and western philosophy,” goes the fake Kickstarter “About This Project” section. “We wish to continue this good work… and so we come to you, our friends, for help.” The joke here—well there are several jokes here, including one...

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