Hollow Earth Radio has announced the lineup for this year's Magma Fest, their monthlong music festival. Why is this the top news item on a book-related website? Because they're hosting at least two book-centric events in this year's Magma Fest. On March 13th, Sara Century is presenting a lecture on the history of LGBT characters in comics and Babel/Salvage is presenting the "Glossophonic Showcase" on March 25th, featuring readings from Kreg Hasegawa, Lauren Ireland, Sue Landers, and experimental musicians.
Speaking of Hollow Earth Radio and literature, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's story from the Furnace Reading Series on HER, "The Freezer Door," is now available on SoundCloud:
Submissions for local literary magazine The Raven Chronicles open tomorrow. Your editors will be Matt Briggs for fiction, Dana Dickerson for non-fiction submissions, and Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor for poetry.
You have no doubt heard about the Vancouver, BC, serial killer who published a memoir. The story gets worse the more you read about it, particularly the fact that proceeds from the sales of the book benefit the serial killer's cellmate, a convicted child molester.
So we don't end on the worst news of the week, the Nebula Award nominees have been announced! We're most excited for the wonderful Nimona, a young adult comic by Noelle Stevenson, and Ancillary Mercy, the third book in the series by Ann Leckie that started with Ancillary Justice.