Support independent literary publishing and buy tickets to our gala!! You’ll get all our love, not to mention a delicious Chinese banquet dinner. We promise it’s more fun than takeout.

This year we’re honoring the amazing Katie Freeman, genius publicist at Riverhead Books, and Fiona McCrae, awesome publisher at Graywolf Press. How can you say no to IRL idols?

If you like dumplings, spelling bees, and independent publishing, come sit by me!


Planned Parenthood North Florida needs our help. They serve tens of thousands of women, men and teens every year in all counties between Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee. The Tallahassee branch also serves people in the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and parts of Mississippi. We’re talking essentially about a region here. Amongst other good works, PP North Florida works in schools, from pre-K to med schools, teaching people about sex education.

Everybody’s friend and favorite writer Lauren Groff has put together an auction to raise money. A lot of female authors have donated cool literary packages. I have donated a signed copy of The Midds plus a Chinese dinner, and also the opportunity to have a coffee (or Skype) with me.  And let’s be honest. It doesn’t need to be coffee. It could be a cocktail too.

Who else is in on this auction? Oh, just Heidi Julavits, Edan Lepucki, Emma Fusco-Straub, Leela Corman, Elissa Schappell, Aimee Bender, Meg R Wolitzer, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Katie Crouch, Molly Antopol, Elliott Holt, Laura van den Berg, Jennine Capo Crucet, Ayelet Waldman, Marie-Helene Bertino, Ramona Ausubel, Vanessa Veselka AND Roxane Gay.

Bid on something for yourself or a lit loving friend (get your holiday gift right now) or just donate directly to the cause.

Thank you!

A Zinestarter’s work is never done


Someday on September 1st I’d like to go to King’s Cross and have some announcer go: ‘Attention Hogwarts students: platform 9 3/4 is currently under construction. The Hogwarts Express will depart from platform 7 2/4.’ And then have a bunch of kids dressed in uniforms run across the station in a hurry to catch their train and watch everyone else just stand there like ‘what the fuck just happened’.

This is a great idea.

Probably the two things I believe in most fervently are reproductive freedom and brilliant women writers. Here you can support both by outbidding me on signed books and other treasures by Jami Attenberg, Emma Straub, Edan Lepucki, Elissa Schappell, Heidi Julavits, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Aimee Bender, Lauren Groff, and many more. I’ll hate you forever, obvi, but all’s fair in love, war, and charitable giving…