SFF Journalists

Do you want to read about journalists boldly fighting corruption and lies in a dystopian nightmare? Cool, we have plenty of newspapers for you!


But okay, maybe you want a little escapism to go with our horrifying reality. Good news: there are journalists in fantasy and science fiction too! Meet some of my favorite fictional journalists.


Abbott - Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivella

Second Location Name Announcement

After one contest, several meetings, dozens of emails back and forth (including a long discussion about a particular punctuation mark), and consultation with our partners at Grub Street and other community members, we have named our new location at Grub Street, “Porter Square Books: Boston Edition.”

We received 133 suggestions from our community. Here are some of our favorites that didn’t get selected:

Girls Write the World: Writing to Heal

            Last spring, a writer-friend and I started a creative writing club at Pelham Academy, a high school for girls recovering from trauma. Our friend, Lindsay, who works there, prepared us for our first session. She said it would be best to do most of the talking ourselves, especially at the beginning; the students might be nervous and we shouldn’t expect them to open up much.  I was grateful for the tips, since I was pretty nervous myself.

On Starting

Writing is a strange job. Oftentimes, I'll spend a whole day thinking about my characters, outlining, and even drafting and come away feeling like I haven't accomplished anything. On more difficult days it feels impossible to start. I wake up, move through my morning, and sit down at my desk only to have the Big Fear land on my shoulders. 


The Extraordinary Expositor's Superhero Cheatsheet!: Issue #4: Spider-Man Far From Home

You may have noticed that there are a lot of superhero movies coming out this year. This might seem a bit overwhelming but DON'T WORRY. As a comic book fan, I am very used to the feeling of being overwhelmed by too many superheroes. I can help guide you through decades of complicated and interconnected storylines with a curated list so you can read up on the characters before the movie comes out. Impress your friends by getting all the inside jokes!


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