- The 5th anniversary issue of Goblin Fruit is out, and it is wonderful. Goblin Fruit is an online journal that publishes poetry "that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way". If you do not know about it, it is well worth to explore and go back in the archives. There are real treasures there. I also love that you can listen to some of the authors reading their poem. It adds another dimension to the poetry, as I think it is meant to be read out loud. I am particularly fond of "Crowfunded" by J. C. Runolfson and "The Making of Witches" by Paul McQuade.
- Author Theodora Goss writes about vampires in folklore and literature at the Realms of Fantasy website. A very interesting read, expecially since vampires are very popular right now in fiction, and especially in young adult literature.
- Gwenda Bond talks about dystopia in YA fiction in an article called "The Future's Not Bright", at Tor.com. Also very relevant, since dystopia has, it seems, almost eclipsed the vampire trend in YA literature now. I like the genre a lot and find the questions raised and the discussion very interesting.
- Magazine and Publisher Tin House has an incredibly fascinating and beautiful podcast with Karen Russell, author of St. Lucy's Home for Girl Raised by Wolves, and Swamplandia! (read my review of the book here) entitled "The Cartography of Imaginary Places". Highly recommended.
- Did you know you could listen, and watch, to the entirety of The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman? For Free? Done during his national book tour, he also answers questions from the audience. Read by the author himself, it is absolutely awesome and delightful.
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