The Mattachine Society, founded in 1950, was one of the earliest homophile organizations in the United States. Harry Hay and a group of Los Angeles friends formed the group to protect and improve the rights of gay people. These are some of their protest signs and publications.

Developments - May 3, 2017

Just finished running the numbers for last month’s sales, and as it turns out, April was my most successful month yet! The addition of wholesale ventures to my online listings has really given things a nice goose, and if my email inbox is anything to go by, May is looking promising as well.

I’m currently working on a couple of projects that I hope to have ready for publication by the end of the summer, and there should be news of more vendors and some possible meet-and-greets or additional witchy webinars on the horizon.

Thanks everyone for all your support so far!  <3

Accepting Submissions

Déraciné is seeking fiction, short stories, and flash fiction for the debut issue of our literary magazine.

We are looking for dark, psychological literature that may (although is not limited to) express feelings of social, physical, or psychological displacement. Works may explore these themes using elements of horror and fantasy.

Maximum 8,000 words for prose fiction.

We will accept a maximum of two flash fiction pieces under 1,000 words each per submission.

You may send both a longer fiction piece and a flash fiction piece in one submission.

Deadline: October 10th, 2017

Please send us a message if you have any questions.


…we celebrate those that are full of cobwebs. We explore those that have boxes full of dark secrets. We honor those that have simply fallen in. 

Fallen Attics wants to publish the best in online horror literature. In order to get this thing off the ground, we need your help: we want to pay you to publish what you have to offer. 

So we are pleased to announce our first order of business…


Prize: $50 

Submission Deadline: 11/01/2017

Prompt: Write your best story based off the photo below.

What We’re Looking For: I walk past this house in North Philadelphia everyday, and although it unnerves me, it has a sense of character and presence that I adore. Your short story can be about this place specifically or whatever this scene means to you, but you must incorporate something about this photograph. Get creative!

While we prefer stories that are concrete, ambiguity is welcome too. The most important thing is that your story is unique. Horror tropes such as vampires or zombies are okay as long as it’s subversive and original (a fantastic example of this would be Joe Hill’s short story “Abraham’s Boys”). Violence, gore and fowl language are also okay. You can be subtle, you can be loud; whatever your style is just let it shine. 

We will publish authors who write with different political opinions than us, but any content that we consider offensive or harmful towards people of color, women and those who identify as LGBTQ will not be tolerated

Stories longer than 700 words will be disqualified. Although there’s no minimum word count, stories that are unnecessarily slim probably won’t be considered either. 

How It Works:

We will choose the top five submissions after the deadline closes and will post them individually on our page, followed by a week long voting period. Readers will vote by reblogging your story. The story with the most reblogs at the end of the voting period is the winner! 

If you’re selected in the Top 5 we encourage you to promote your story how you see fit. 

The $50 prize will be delivered via your choice of PayPal or a mailed Visa Gift Card. 

Where To Submit:

You can send your short stories to in standard manuscript form as a .doc, .pdf or .pages file. Subject line must include the title of your story, your name and word count.

We will be using Submittable in the future, but feel free to shoot that email over for now. We will do our best to respond to each submission for confirmation of its arrival. 

Have Questions?:

You can use the contact box above. We’ll try to respond in a timely fashion!

Please remember to follow and share our page. Happy writing! 

There Aren’t Enough Books About Modern Female Artists

Explore works from the newly-reprinted book of essays Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art via New York magazine’s The Cut blog. Shop via and your purchase benefits the museum and our programs. 

[Lorna Simpson. “Wigs (Portfolio).” 1994. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Lorna Simpson]

(via There Aren’t Enough Books About Modern Female Artists)

anonymous asked:

Hello, what are your favorite literacy blogs or culture and art criticism blogs?

Most of what I read these days comes from Twitter or is in printed form. That said I do have a folder of bookmarks of various interesting publications online that I check every now and then. This is a few that might interest you:

Shelf Appeal, A Don’s Life, Apollo Magazine, London Review of Books, Caught by the River, The Clearing, The Modernist, Brain Pickings, Literary Review, Front Free Endpaper, dovegreyreader, The Inkling, Art Review, The Arts Desk

5 Books on Latin Poetry
A Shelfie from Miranda Sklaroff, Publications Marketing Coordinator

Hi, I’m Miranda Sklaroff and I do publicity, advertising, and social media for Getty Publications. Before I started to tweet for a living, I studied classics, specifically Latin poetry.

1. “Aeneid: Books 7-12. Appendix Vergiliana,”  by Virgil. (Harvard University Press, 2001.)

My thesis for my undergraduate degree was on Virgil and T. S. Eliot, specifically on the relationship between the environment and human characters in the Aeneid and The Wasteland. I’ve always loved to translate poetic descriptions of the landscape from Latin into English; Latin (imho) is just better at it than English.

2. “A Garden of Roman Verse". (Getty Publications, 1998)

This Getty publication is a favorite of mine—it has little snippets of text to whet the curiosity of a newbie or remind a Latinist of their favorite moments in Roman verse.

3. “Metamorphoses,” by Ovid. (University of Oklahoma Press, 1998)

My all-time favorite work in Latin is Metamorphoses. In my free time I also like to draw, and I’m working on a comic partially inspired by this poem. Ovid captures the magic and violence of the world in a way unlike any other ancient poet.

4. “Catullus,” Edited by Elmer Truesdell Merrill (Harvard University Press, 1965)

I first started learning Latin when I was 11, and it wasn’t until I read Catullus several years later that I started to really enjoy it. Catullus is light-hearted, inappropriate, fun. Catullus 5—a poem where the speaker cries “give me a thousand kisses”—will always just sound like falling in love to me.

5. “The Age of Fable,” by Thomas Bulfinch. (Modern Library, 1998)

Bulfinch’s The Age of Fable is perhaps not the most modern edition on mythology, originally published in 1855, but it was one of my first introductions to the ancient world.

The cover preview for the “Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION Official Fanbook” has been released on Amazon! The fanbook is set to be released on June 25, 2016, and it is currently in the pre-ordering period. It contains character introductions, anime setting info, staff interviews, as well as an updated list of the series’ discography.

Developments - Jan. 30, 2017


Grovedaughter Witchery has had an absolutely fantastic first week. We’re up to NINETY ONE COPIES SOLD! That’s 40 in print and 51 on Kindle. It’s hit Amazon’s #1 New Release in “Witchcraft, Religion & Spirituality” category twice and peaked at #22 in Amazon’s “Witchcraft” subcategory. That’s a very impressive showing for an independent publication less than two months in the making!

We’re closing in on the end of the month, with about two days to go, and I would be thrilled to bits if sales manage to crack 100 copies sold before midnight on the 31st. I don’t know about you guys, but I think we can do it!

I’ll be starting work on expanded wholesale distribution this coming week, beginning with amenable shops in the Southeastern Virginia area, and I’ll also be sending in an application package to Barnes & Noble for a wholesale distribution deal. If I’m lucky, there may be book signings in the near future.

So spread the word! Call your witchy friends, call your bookstore, call your library, call your favorite pagan shop, and tell them to pick up a copy of Grovedaughter Witchery!

Stay tuned!

(And don’t forget to leave your positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. They really help get the word out!)