Doctor Grant, Doctor Sattler! What do you see?
Good morning, Tumblr. Nice to you see you here.
If you’re reading this, it means you’re either awake and on Tumblr at 6 a.m. EST, or you’ve just clicked into The Millions’s new series tab: #TumblrIndex. Going forward, this series will occasionally highlight lists of 4-5 Tumblr pages worth following. In the past, we’ve organized three gigantic, humongous, tremendous monster lists to get literary and artistic folks up to speed on the Tumblr community. But now, with the Tumblr Index series, we’ll be able to keep readers clued into new developments in this community as they happen, and we’ll be able to better explain what it is about each blog that we really enjoy.
Hope to see you around in the future!
It really came as no surprise to me to learn that at the time she was writing Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh had been a butch known within the lesbian community as Willie. When she came into a large inheritance, she bought men’s clothes and had them tailored for her, vowing never again to wear women’s clothes. I don’t know if she consciously thought of Harriet as cross-dresser, but I am certainly not the only one to have recognized her as a kindred spirit.
God this is glorious.
I’ve always loved recommending books and writers to other readers, and I’m constantly waving the flag for independent bookstores. The Handsell… gives me a chance to do both!
Here’s how it works: When I’m about to tape new episodes: I’ll open up the “ask” line here, and you can send me a short…
This is a great idea.
Well, hello, we’ve joined Tumblr!
We’ll be sharing content from across our academic publishing here at Oxford University Press. You’ll find our word of the day from dictionaries, quotations and misquotations from literature and life, snippets from our latest publications, podcasts on the lives of notable people and classic literature, some choice bits from the OUPblog, videos from our authors… the list is endless.
We’ll also be delving into the OUP archives to show you all sorts of interesting ephemera from OUP’s long history and give you an insight into life at OUP today.
Follow us on Tumblr, or find us on your other favourite social media, to be part of our community.
Well, well, well. Look who just joined the Tumblr party!
a couple more re-blogs and then I’ll probably more completely let my new personal tumblr and this Hobart one be separate but, for now… I have a story on whiskeypaper today. thanks.
A couple months or so ago, amongst my frequent reblogging on the Hobart tumblr of any antlers I see come across my dashboard, I added a caption to one that read, “I want to write a book that gets published and has antlers on the cover, the end.” and whiskeypaper retumbled it and added, “EVERYTHING WAS ANTLERS & NOTHING HURT,” which I retumbled again, adding, “added to to-do list: write story called ‘Everything Was Antlers and Nothing Hurt’” and then a couple days later I had my class do an in-class writing exercise, during which I wrote a little story about antlers, and I called it “Everything Was Antlers and Nothing Hurt” and sent it to Leesa and she accepted it, and was even kind enough to use an image of antlers for section breaks, and now it’s on the site and ain’t it pretty?
Guys, Aaron Burch is someone you should follow on Tumblr. Also Hobart is something you should read and subscribe to. And this book published by Aaron Burch/Hobart is something you should buy immediately and love incessantly. This has been your buffalo-related Sunday public service announcement.
What happens when the great minds of Tumblr and Chronicle Books unite? A unicorn is born! Wait, no. Awesome Tumblrs like F*ck! I’m in My Twenties and Dads Are the Original Hipsters become hilarious books.
And now, it could be your turn.
We’re looking for the next big humor book idea. This is your chance to get your idea in front of our editors.
Here’s how it works. Pitch us your laugh-out-loud funny book idea using Tumblr. You can use text, photos, animated gifs, artwork, videos—just get our attention. Then our editors will judge the entries and choose a grand-prize winner whose idea will be considered for publication. You may use an existing Tumblr or create a new Tumblr to illustrate your book idea. Just remember: we’re looking for humor.
To enter, tag a post “Tumblr Book Search” and include:
1) The title of your humor book
2) A written synopsis of your idea (200 words or less)
3) Examples of the book’s concept (can be photos, animated gifs, artwork, video, text, or any media supported by Tumblr)
Then, hop over here to give us your basic contact information and the link to your post.
1 Grand Prize:
· Book idea considered for publication
· $300 of Chronicle books
· Your Tumblr featured on Tumblr Tuesday
· Feedback session with a Chronicle Books editor
· Feedback session with Rachel Fershleiser, Tumblr’s Director of Literary Outreach and co-creator of the New York Times Bestselling Six-Word Memoir Book Series
· And more!
· $100 of Chronicle books
· Written critique from Chronicle Books editors
· Feedback session with Rachel Fershleiser
Questions? Email email@example.com
Does your blog have what it takes to be Chronicle’s “next big humor book idea?”
In 2005, I decided to go to Korea to teach English. I had just finished a cold and magical year in Prague, and I didn’t want to return to the States yet. I was figuring something out. Some of my friends in Prague were going on to Poland, or Turkey, or the Stans. I looked farther East. I was…
Matthew Salesses, whose forthcoming novel-in-stories I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying (excerpt here) will publish in February, has started writing a book (on Tumblr) “(not) about adoption.” As Salesses notes in the blog’s first post, his new project “is not to be a memoir, or an op-ed, or a travel narrative, or an answer to anyone …This is to be the story of finding out.”