Chick Lit Gets Conscious

No Need to Check Your Brain at the Door: Chick Lit Gets Conscious Chick lit isn’t in the coffin yet. Women today are just demanding stories and characters as awesome and complex as they are. BY: Melissa De Silva Chick lit is brainless. It’s frivolous. It’s dead. We’ve all heard the common slurs of detractors of the genre. But is it? The last time I checked, chick lit was about the experience of contemporary women – their career struggles, their challenges in navigating the minefield of dating, relationships and romance, and their friendships and family – mostly seen through the...

‘Chick Lit Is Sooo Not Dead’

How Do I Know? Because a Top-of-the-Line Librarian Said So By D.D. Scott How ‘bout we dive into the ‘Chick Lit Is Dead or Is It?’ dilemma from one heckuva fabulous platform – drum roll please – let’s hear what Top-of-the-Line Librarian (or Top-of-the-Stacks in her case) Susan Gibberman has to say. Susan, the Head of Reader Services for the Schaumburg (IL) Township District Library plus the 2008 RWA Librarian of the Year, told me she can “definitely say Chick Lit is alive and well.” I first met Susan at RWA 2009 in Washington D.C. when she gave a...

And, We’re Blogging!

Welcome! We’re honored that you’re here at the launch of our brand new group blog! In fact, we’re so thrilled we’re tossing virtual confetti your way. Here’s the plan. A few times a week, we’re going to show up with shiny new posts about the chick lit industry. You’ll be hearing from writers, readers, agents, editors, librarians and reviewers. It’s amazing how much there is to discuss. The sheer variety and number of topics we have lined up prove one thing: Chick lit is SO not dead. We’re going to be repeating that mantra quite a bit, for those...

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