July 30, 2014

The Banal and the Profane: Andrew Durbin

Posted on June 14, 2014 by in The Banal & the Profane

“I text Ben: ‘r u ever so depressed u dk what 2 do?’ He responds: ‘yes but my options are lmtd. usually i drink and sleep and wait.’”

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month‚Äôs ‚ÄúBanal and Profane‚ÄĚ column comes to us¬†from writer Andrew Durbin. (more…)

The Banal and the Profane: Megan Milks

Posted on April 24, 2014 by in The Banal & the Profane

“I‚Äôm currently living in a small town in central Illinois, finishing up the second year of a visiting teaching gig at a small liberal arts college. I moved here from Chicago, where I had everyday access to queer community. Things are much different now.”

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month‚Äôs ‚ÄúBanal and Profane‚ÄĚ column comes to us¬†from writer Megan Milks.

Megan¬†Milks¬†is the author of the collection¬†¬†Kill Marguerite and Other Stories¬†(Emergency Press, 2014) and co-editor of¬†Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives¬†(Routledge, 2014). Her fiction has been published in three anthologies of short fiction as well as many journals. She is currently editing¬†The &NOW Awards, Volume 3: The Best Innovative Writing, 2011-2013. (more…)

The Banal and the Profane: Imogen Binnie

Posted on February 9, 2014 by in The Banal & the Profane

“When I was younger I read a lot of books about how to write–or more specifically¬†How to Be A Writer–and they were so, so bad for me. I think they set me back like ten or fifteen years as a writer; I didn’t need to find my creativity, I just needed to quit romanticizing and write.”

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month‚Äôs ¬†‚ÄúBanal and Profane‚ÄĚ column comes to us¬†from writer Imogen Binnie. (more…)

The Banal and the Profane: A. Naomi Jackson

Posted on December 22, 2013 by in The Banal & the Profane

“After hanging out last night, I struggle to rouse myself from bed at the appointed 8 o‚Äôclock hour. Susan Sontag said something about this being the latest possible moment she should wake up in order to have a productive writing day. But then again, she also had her son stand by her typewriter and change her ashtrays while she typed and chain-smoked. I‚Äôm not going to have children because they cost too much, but I think that if I did have some, they should earn their keep by doing useful things.”

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives. (more…)

The Banal and the Profane: Phillip B. Williams

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in The Banal & the Profane

“I suppose in a lot of ways writing has been my friend and my lover. My confidant and my foil. My child and my safety net. It has brought me so much joy and pain. I cannot see myself doing much else with my life other than writing. “

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month‚Äôs ¬†‚ÄúBanal and Profane‚ÄĚ column comes to us¬†from poet Phillip B. Williams. (more…)

The Banal and the Profane: Paige Braddock

Posted on August 24, 2013 by in The Banal & the Profane

¬†“My job is to oversee the review of licensed products featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the gang, and to do some inking for various special projects.”

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month‚Äôs ¬†‚ÄúBanal and Profane‚ÄĚ column gets a illustrated¬†makeover from artist and writer Paige Braddock.

Paige Braddock is Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. In 2001, she launched her own publishing company, Girl Twirl Comics, so that she could finally make her comic feature,¬†Jane’s World, available to comic shops and bookstores. Now distributed by Universal Press Syndicate, daily installments of¬†Jane’s World¬†appear on their¬†GoComics website. In 2006¬†Jane’s World¬†received an Eisner Award nomination for best humor book. There are currently 10 Volumes of¬†Jane’s World¬†in print.¬†Paige also co-created the graphic novel series¬†The Martian Confederacy¬†with writer, Jason McNamara.
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The Banal and the Profane: Tommy Pico

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in The Banal & the Profane

“I have this bad date that gets me thinking: if you want to develop a real relationship in the city, I think it’s important to be in the path of that person, regularly, as a matter of course. You have to share a place‚ÄĒa neighborhood, or work or school or a commute or a coffee shop or a bar or scene. Something so the artifice of dating doesn’t overwhelm the function. “

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives. (more…)

The Banal and the Profane: Kelli Dunham

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in The Banal & the Profane

“[...] it’s a good time to sign a lease, because I’ve got a full-time day job right now, and so my income looks real. Book royalties never look real, even when they are. My goal is to die in this apartment, which I know might sound depressing if you live somewhere else, but in New York this is an expression of hope.”

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month‚Äôs ‚ÄúBanal and Profane‚ÄĚ comes to us from writer and comedienne Kelli Dunham. (more…)

The Banal and the Profane: Martin Wilson

Posted on April 30, 2013 by in The Banal & the Profane

“…I woke up with the same thought I always wake up with:¬†This is the week I‚Äôll get more writing done.”

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month‚Äôs ¬†‚ÄúBanal and Profane‚ÄĚ column comes to us from book publicist and writer Martin Wilson. (more…)

The Banal and the Profane: Christopher Stoddard

Posted on February 24, 2013 by in The Banal & the Profane

“Sometimes I fantasize about living a ‘straight’ gay life: monogamous relationship, marriage, pairing my dog with that of a lover‚Äôs, buying a home, considering adoption. No more credit cards. No more partying. No more anonymous sex. But the thought is fleeting [...]“

‚ÄúThe Banal and the Profane‚ÄĚ is a monthly¬†Lambda Literary¬†column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and¬†the publishing industry. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in the book industry, to guide us through a week in their lives.

This month‚Äôs ¬†‚ÄúBanal and Profane‚ÄĚ column comes to us from writer¬†Christopher Stoddard. (more…)