Tag Archives: writing

It’s National Bad Poetry Day

Give us your best/worst shot. Minus points for “Nantucket.”

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Gay Journalist Eli Sanders Wins Pulitzer Prize For Story Of Lesbian’s Murder

Seattle Stranger reporter Eli Sanders has won the Pulitzer Prize for his story about the woman who survived an attacker who raped and killed her partner. (In 2009 the killer told the court: “God told me to rape and kill those lesbians.”) Here’s an excerpt from Sanders’ article: The reason for her sitting on the witness stand of a packed ...

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New Blog: Unnecessary Phrases

Yesterday’s entry: “blend together.” You get the idea.

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The Oxford Comma

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Credited To The Bard

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Sen. Ruben Diaz Fan Fiction Contest

The New Gay has launched a “Ruben Diaz fan fiction” story writing contest. Rules at the link.

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Literature Death Watch

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Online Magazine For Men Launches

A new online magazine for men (including gays) has launched. From their press release: Good Men Media today announced the launch of The Good Men Project Magazine, a timely and provocative online publication that explores issues facing modern men and that seeks to answer the question, “What does it mean to be a good man?” The Good Men Project Magazine ...

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Fort Lauderale April 9-11: The 2010 Gay & Lesbian Literary Arts Festival

Next weekend I’ll be in Fort Lauderale for the 2010 Gay & Lesbian Literary Arts Festival, where I’ll join Miami Herald columnist Steve Rothaus and author Steve Petrow for a panel discussion titled “The Art Of Blogging.” Fancy! The panel will be moderated by South Florida Gay News columnist and blogger bon vivant, our very own Father Tony. Festival registration ...

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On The “Death” Of LGBT Print Media

Over on Mediaite, Michael Triplett of the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association covers the demise of the Washington Blade and other LGBT print titles and what physical gay newspapers have meant to us. Like other “minority” media, it is easy to underestimate the significance of the LGBT press for the gay community. For many of us, it was the ...

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Swag Tuesday

For today’s Swag Tuesday we’ve got Joel Derfner’s memoir Swish: My Quest To Become The Gayest Person Ever and What Happened Instead, which is just out in paperback. This new edition features a foreword by Elton John, who says, “Swish is the best book about being gay that I’ve ever read. But it’s not just about being gay; it’s about ...

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The End Of Cursive

In the digital age, the teaching of how to write in cursive is fading from public schools. Some parents complain that nobody even gives grades in penmanship anymore (always my worst grade, after, uh, conduct), but teachers consider cursive a lost cause. The decline of cursive is happening as students are doing more and more work on computers, including writing. ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Kensington Publishing and the author, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is an autographed copy of Straight Lies, the latest novel from Lambda Literary Award winner Rob Byrnes. STRAIGHT LIES is the story of a pair of small-time gay criminals who learn about a sex tape proving that the world’s hottest openly gay celebrity is actually heterosexual. What should be ...

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2009 Lambda Literary Noms Announced

The nominations for the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards are out. Our pal Joel Derfner just got a nomination in for his book Swish: My Quest To Become The Gayest Person Ever, which you may recall was a hotly desired swag prize here on JMG last year. Congrats to Joel! Check out the rest of the nominations here.

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Let’s Talk About Pep, Baby

Last night Aaron and I attended the book launch party for Sandy “Pepa” Denton’s memoir of her life in Salt-N-Pepa, the five-time Grammy winning rap trio that rocked the airwaves and dancefloors of the world beginning in 1985, selling over 13 million albums along the way. As you can see, both Sandy (Pepa ) and Cheryl James (Salt) look fantastic ...

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Final Filth Recap

Big hugs to all my sweet peeps who came out for last night’s final installment of Reading For Filth at Rapture Books: Little David, Dr. Jeff, Eddie, George, Chris, Craig, Wolf and everybody else. Thanks to the lesbian performers last night was easily the filthiest Filth that every filthed. (And usually it’s the men who talk about fisting and watersports.) ...

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Tonight:: Get Filthy

Please consider dropping by tonight’s final installment of Dean Johnson’s Reading For Filth: Queer Writers Read About Queer Sex at Rapture Books at 200 Avenue A in the East Village. The show starts at 8PM. Tonight I’ll be performing a piece that appeared on JMG several years ago, but was taken down in 2005. It’s a tough story and quite ...

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Filthy Reminder: Tomorrow 8PM

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Final Filth: April 16th

Next Wednesday, April 16th, I’ll be performing again at Rapture Book’s Dean Johnson’s Reading For Filth: Queer Writers Read About Queer Sex series. Joining me will be your favorite hairy hottie Eric Leven (left) in our fourth show together. Sadly, this will be the last installment in the series for now, as Rapture Books will be closing on April 24th. ...

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Arthur C. Clarke, 90

Science fiction legend, the world’s most famous futurologist, and gay man Sir Arthur C. Clarke has died at the age of 90 in Sri Lanka, his adopted home for the last 50 years. I began devouring Clarke’s novels at the age of 12 when a friend pointed out that the spacey lyrics of David Bowie’s 1971 song Oh! You Pretty ...

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