I’ve really been enjoying this month of the always great Everyday Genius, curated by Lucy K Shaw, the editor of Shabby Doll House. This April, every weekday, she’s had one of her favorite visual artists create an original piece and then had a favorite writer write in response to that artwork. The result is a lot of great match-ups. Today is art from Lucy herself, with writing by Vicki Tingle.
Illuminati Girl Gang is a zine that is dedicated to showcasing female perspectives in art and literature.
Includes original poetry, art, and short stories by Ana Cecilia Alvarez, Genevieve Belleveau, Arvida Byström, Ana Carrete, Sarah Cook, Thea Alix De Gubernatis, Kate Durbin, Alicia Eler, Elizabeth Ellen, Mira Gonzalez, Rachel Hyman, Chelsea Hodson, Rosemary Kirton, Caroline Alice Lopez, Laura Marie Marciano, JoAnna Novak, LK Shaw
Edited by Gabby Bess
Cover Image by Amy Worrall
Pre-order a copy here. *Cover image is subject to change.
Pre-order your copy of Illuminati Girl Gang 4. Illuminati Girl Gangis a zine that is dedicated to showcasing female perspectives in art and literature. It’s edited by Gabby Bess. Her story “Now That I Think About It, The Brief Appearance and Disappearance of Nicolas Cage Caused Us To Kiss (Or At Least There Was A Correlation)” will be in The Bushwick Review V, to be released in a few weeks.
A lot of the time it feels like you’re sending work out into a void. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important. That doesn’t mean you have to give up, or do something else that isn’t writing or art. Plenty of people worship cars. Plenty of people eat lunch at Dunkin Donuts. I’ve struggled with this for years, as if my need to work on a novel is akin to having some uncontrollably bizarre behavior like eating Doritos while masturbating in a park. I rarely feel proud or confident about what I’m doing when it comes to the question “What do you do?” in social situations. I tell them I work an office job and think about the tunnel.
Vaughn Schoonmaker released a collection of stories at itmeantsomething.com. Each of the stories has a different look and format, some are traditional, some are multimedia and interactive, and some are video. His creativity and energy have no limits. Vaughn Schoonmaker was a contributor to The Bushwick Review II.