"The Girls' Guide to Writing and Publishing" by Jami Attenberg, another article in print magazine, discusses the chick-lit phenomenon in the publishing industry. Although this article looks at the books from a collective perspective, focusing mostly on the cover art, Attenberg makes an important point when she writes, "The publishing industry loves to put its products into neat marketing boxes. Maybe over the next decade, chick-lit authors will learn how to punch their way out."
Right on. There's a new book of 'literate' women's fiction called THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT that you might want to look for and see how they're challenging the assumptions of this genre. -- Mike ArnzenPosted by: Mike Arnzen at August 18, 2006 09:04 PM
I like the sounds of that genre - I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for the tip!Posted by: moira at August 20, 2006 01:07 PM