This Week in Misogyny

There was a ton of great writing about Bill Cosby this week, and because there needs to be balance in the universe or some shit, a corresponding amount of truly heinous commentary. Let’s dive on in. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny

Lit Mags I Have Known: A Short Guide

Often I hear it said that the only people who read literary magazines are other writers. There might be some truth to that, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In a time where many newspapers and magazines are still not giving women their equitable due, sometimes it pays to look off the beaten path for new voices. Read More Lit Mags I Have Known: A Short Guide

5 Books with Liza

We like to wind down on Mondays with a feature we call “5 Books” wherein we make our writers, friends, and readers tell us five books they’d choose to give to various important people in their lives.  Today, we’ll be asking writer Liza, who has been a part of the Persephone team since our early days on the introwebs.  Read More 5 Books with Liza

Book Review: The Kid by Sapphire

Some books create a wonderful place or adventure to escape to, something that is a refreshing change from real life. The Kid is just the opposite. It is a novel that is very much rooted in a part of reality that most people would rather not think about. There are few stories as harrowing and uncomfortable as The Kid. The story picks up several years after the end of Push, Sapphire’s novel that would later become the basis of the movie PreciousRead More Book Review: The Kid by Sapphire

TARDIS Approved: Recommended Reading from Last Week

We were full to the brim on Friday, so we missed running our weekly recap of some of the great stories you may have missed in the sea of words we threw at you last week.  Catch up and bookmark some stuff for your coffee break after the cut. Read More TARDIS Approved: Recommended Reading from Last Week

5 Books with Olivia

Welcome back to 5 Books, where our writers and readers share the books they’d share with important people in their lives.  Tonight’s post features Olivia, who has really great taste in books.  (Like we expected anything else.) Read More 5 Books with Olivia