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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...
Illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus Writing about romance is not always easy; far too often a writer drifts into cliché, or is overly cautious of cliché and misses the mark altogether, leaving the reader cold. And yet the best writing that revolves around the concept of love frequently counts as some of the best writing that we’ve ever read. This is probably because the experience of love and romance is one that we’re inclined to want...

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