Hot Off the Presses

Hot Off the Presses

Writers Grotto members are constantly turning out new work, including articles, essays, poems and other writing that gets published online or in periodicals. Here’s the latest batch of work; to receive these in your inbox each month, sign up for the Grottoletter.


Women founders are no longer keeping their pregnancies on the down low, writes E.B. Boyd in The Guardian.

Jane Ciabattari talks with Rachel Howard about five biographies of writers, with Rachel Cline about books in which the past is a foreign country, and with Jennifer Acker about five novels of interracial love, for her weekly Lit Hub/Book Marks column.

Chris Colin wrote about England’s radical rambling culture, for Airbnb Magazine.

Laurie Ann Doyle writes about a daughter who discovers her mother’s come back from the dead and is cleaning her apartment in “Lilacs and Formaldehyde,” published in the 2019 anthology of Real Women Write.

Meghan Flaherty writes about her mother’s mid-50s sexual renaissance, for the May Magazine feature on mothers and daughters

Laura Fraser writes about how a metrics-minded millennial is making sure the symphony isn’t dead (or playing Muzak), in Southwest Magazine.

Theodore Gioia examines why Hollywood villains love classical music so much, in the American Scholar

Rachel Howard recommends six essays on being a woman writer, not a “women’s writer,” for Literary Hub.

Rachel Levin kicks off her new column—on restaurant regulars—with one couple’s ode to closing Jardiniere, for the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food section.

Jill Robinson covered five easy, eco-approved itineraries for Bay Area residents in the cover story for the April edition of San Francisco magazine.

Irving Ruan writes a humorous reimagining of the future of artificial intelligence, in The New Yorker.

Elizabeth Stix‘s story, “Tsunami,” about a woman on a losing streak, appears in the new anthology Best Microfiction 2019, which hit bookstores this month.

Bonnie Tsui writes about when the kitchen ceases to be a place of power for women—that is, when it becomes a place of business—for the Guardian’s Antiracism & America series.

Bridget Quinn reviewed Karl Ove Knausgaard’s So Much Longing in So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch and Jean Frémon’s novel of artist Louise Bourgeois, Now, Now Louison for Hyperallergic.

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