Though the the ARCs won’t being going out for a couple more months, it’s getting closer to the The Blondes U.S. launch date next year. I’ll be reactivating this Tumblr soon and we already have some new reviews in from several gracious, wonderful authors.
–Margaret Atwood, @margaretatwood
“Sharp and fluid and legitimately disturbing. A thinking person’s apocalyptic nailbiter.”
– Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
“The Blondes is intelligent, mesmerizing, and fearless. An entirely original and beautifully twisted satire with a heart of darkness.”
– Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Lola Quartet
“At once weird and grounded, fizzily comic and satirically serious, The Blondes takes you by surprise and keeps on surprising. Emily Schultz has a point-of-view all her own, and knows how to use it.”
– Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist
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Emily Schultz is the co-publisher of Joyland Magazine and the author of The Blondes, forthcoming from St. Martin’s-Thomas Dunne in 2014. She lives in Brooklyn.
“In writing about Benjamin Percy’s werewolf novel, Red Moon, Roxane Gay’s review transforms into a fascinating essay with…
Joyland Magazine's Tumblr Presence: Truth & Fiction Podcast: Ami Greko -
On this episode of the podcast: Publishing is a predominately female staffed business. As that business becomes a digital-first platform, it is running into the world of tech, a historically male centric world. What happens from here and why women still don’t feel confident talking tech are…
On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head - WSJ.com
Love this…hairstylist by day, hair archeologist by night!
"Last month, at an Archaeological Institute of America conference in Seattle, Ms. Stephens says, a woman doing a dissertation on Vestal Virgin hair took issue with her argument that the Vestal hairstyle was built out of seven separate braids—not six as long believed.
'I walked her through it,' Ms. Stephens says. 'There's a logic to hair.'”
“Like Shirley to Laverne, or Marcie to Peppermint Patty, I had always been the sensible brunette friend.”
Joyland is happy to announce our first non-fiction piece today, “The Blond Inside of Me” by our own Emily Schultz. First published in Elle, the essay details how, after a lifetime struggle as a hair outsider, Schultz turned blond for four months and entered an unsettling odyssey of identity.
For more information on submitting non-fiction to Joyland, please see our submission guidelines.
Some of you may have heard me talk about this piece I wrote for Elle. They generously let us republish it on Joyland. You can find out my entire tormented hair biography, and its influence on my novel.
Extinction’s Effect on Childhood Toys - NYTimes.com
Joyland contributor Lydia Millet’s stunning meditation in The New York Times on childhood toys, animals and extinction.
November is Historic Bridge Awareness Month
Pedestrians on the upper deck promenade of Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, ca. 1910
The Brooklyn Bridge is a perennial hit — but what’s your favorite bridge?
Had to share this since I’ve long been researching bridges and their construction for my next novel…
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Steinur Bell’s award-winning story How We Arrive had the distinction of being the last post to go up before Sandy hit. (And Joyland’s home office neighborhood of Greenpoint was mostly spared while we were stuck on the road touring Emily Schultz’ novel The Blondes). You may have missed…