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Be Good reviewed in The Globe and Mail

By Tightrope Books | February 2nd, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

The Globe and Mail: “Toronto writer Stacey May Fowles is cruising a scarred landscape between the poles of gay and straight. Refreshingly, she never labours over which pole Hannah or Morgan might favour. Be Good is about twentysomethings stranded among our multiple definitions of what love is, between aimless wants and serial not-havings.”

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Interview with Stacey May Fowles

By Tightrope Books | February 1st, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Tightrope author, Stacey May Fowles (Be Good,) is interviewed at The Feminist Pulse here.

“I always felt like my early-twenties were all about constantly wanting something else, or something more, bigger or better than I currently had. I was constantly moving to another university, another city, another job, another relationship. Maybe I’m rationalizing, but I wanted to convey (with Be Good) that this is not necessarily a bad thing…”

Read the entire interview here.

Quill and Quire Review of Be Good

By Tightrope Books | January 29th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

From Quill and Quire:
“Fowles’ prose is polished, her coming-of-age characters authentically self-absorbed. The novel is told from the alternating points of view of the women and their interchanging paramours. In lieu of straightforward plot development, each character comments upon the actions of all the others, exposing pride and lies all around. This device adds a layered, meditative feel and enlivens Be Good’s central ideas – that all narrators are unreliable and that memory itself is a form of dishonesty.”

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Call For Submissions

By Tightrope Books | January 29th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Call for Submissions: A Shameless Anthology

Co-editors Megan Griffith-Greene and Stacey May Fowles are seeking submissions for an anthology for teen girls to be published by Tightrope Books in Spring 2009.

The anthology will include creative non-fiction essays by women and trans-identified adults about their formative experiences as teens, and is primarily intended for a youth audience. Specifically, we’re looking for submissions about how teen experiences (positive and negative) shaped our writers’ lives and made them the people they are today.

This project is affiliated with Shameless magazine and is based on the magazine’s signature mix of smart, sassy, honest and inclusive writing. In keeping with the mandate of Shameless, we want to reach out to young female readers who are often ignored by mainstream media: freethinkers, queer youth, young women of colour, punk rockers, feminists, intellectuals, artists, and activists. We hope this book will open up a real dialogue about growing up female, creating a book that is pro-choice, queer-positive, sex-positive, girl-positive.

For more information, click here.